Home Exterior Remodeling may not be as popular or trendy as remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. But it is equally important and valuable. Some make think it is actually more valuable. In some cases, homeowners take their home siding for granted. Until, of course, it becomes unavoidable. Which is to say, it becomes a nuisance and perhaps even harmful to the foundation of your home. Rotted home siding is a common complaint often heard during conversations between certified siding installers and homeowners. Some homeowners may
be hoping for a quick repair to prevent any further damage to the foundation of their home. However, what if there was a home siding that didn’t require repeated upkeep. And siding that could last longer than your current siding?
In this infographic, we looked at two common types of siding: fiber cement and vinyl. Following weeks of research, you can see for yourself the pros and cons and differences and similarities between Fiber Cement Siding and Vinyl Siding. In comparing these two sidings, we looked at vital categories such as: Durability, Appearance and Aesthetics, Weather Resistance, and Fire Safety.
As indicated in the infographic, we found James Hardie’s Fiber Cement Siding to be remarkably reliable and weather resistant. Which depending where you live, and the climate, will come in handy during storm and hurricane season. When it comes to the overall aesthetic of your home, Fiber Cement Siding proved the superior siding. Due to its ability to maintain its color 30% longer than Vinyl Siding, fiber cement siding is more valuable.
Paul Kazlov is a “green” home remodeling enthusiast and an industry pioneer for innovation in home renovation. Paul writes for the Global Home Improvement blog and strives to educate people about “green” products such as metal roofing and solar. Follow him on Twitter @PaulKazlov