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How Long Does Siding Last?

The life of siding products

How Long Does Siding Last? There are many types to choose from on your exterior home remodel. Some will last a lot longer than others. Here in the Portland OR, Vancouver Wa and Surrounding areas, Wood, Cedar, T1-11, and LP (Louisiana Pacific) is not a great idea. Why? Because wood will eventually rot! Water will find its way in and rot from the inside out. Siding like James Hardie Fiber Cement and Vinyl can not rot. They are manufactured to withstand all the weather elements.

There are several types of siding available, each with its own characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages.

  1. Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding is one of the most popular options due to its affordability, low maintenance requirements, and wide range of colors and styles. It is durable, lightweight, and resistant to rot, insects, and moisture.
  2. Wood Siding: Wood offers a natural and traditional look that enhances the aesthetic appeal of a home. Common types of wood siding include cedar, pine, and redwood. Wood siding requires regular maintenance, including staining or painting and sealing to protect against moisture, rot, and pests.
  3. Fiber Cement Siding: Fiber cement, such as James Hardie Plank, is a durable and versatile option made from a mixture of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. It offers the look of wood siding without the maintenance requirements and is resistant to fire, insects, rot, and weathering.
  4. Metal Siding: Metal, typically made from aluminum or steel, is durable, lightweight, and resistant to rot, insects, and fire. It is available in a variety of styles, including corrugated, ribbed, and vertical panels, and can be painted or coated for added protection and aesthetics.
  5. Engineered Wood Siding: Engineered wood is made from wood fibers, resins, and adhesives, offering the look of natural wood with improved durability and stability. It is resistant to rot, insects, and moisture and is available in a range of styles, including lap, panel, and shake.
  6. Brick Siding: Brick consists of clay bricks installed as an exterior facing material. It is durable, fire-resistant, and low maintenance, but it can be costly to install and may require additional support for load-bearing structures.
  7. Stone Veneer Siding: Stone veneer is made from thin slices of natural stone or manufactured stone applied to the exterior of a home. It provides a rustic and authentic appearance but is lighter and more affordable than traditional stone masonry.
  8. Stucco Siding: Stucco is made from a mixture of cement, sand, lime, and water applied in multiple coats to create a durable and weather-resistant finish. It is commonly used in Mediterranean and Southwestern-style homes and can be tinted or painted for added color.
  9. Composite Siding: Composite is made from a combination of wood fibers, resins, and other materials, offering the look of natural wood with improved durability and resistance to rot, insects, and weathering.
  10. Cement Board Siding: Cement board is a durable and moisture-resistant option made from cementitious materials and reinforced with fibers. It is available in various styles, including lap, panel, and shake, and can be painted or stained for customization.

Each type of siding has its own unique characteristics and considerations, so it’s essential to carefully evaluate your needs, budget, and preferences when selecting the right siding for your home.

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How Long Does Siding Last?

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