Keith Sagalow, Inc
Certified Building Contractor 
Sarasota, Florida 34241-5923
(941) 342-1341
License No. CBC1251528
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Siding Comparisons

 

No material defines the character of your home like its siding.
The following table provides the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular siding materials.
I can also suggest others that are more appropriate for your home.

Siding Type

Advantages

Disadvantages

Solid Wood Siding

  • strong
  • classic appearance
  • versatile
  • can be stained or painted
  • expensive
  • high maintenance
  • susceptible to rot, split, mold, and mildew
  • susceptible to insects

Fiber Cement

  • durable
  • strong
  • resists moisture damage and termites
  • non-combustible
  • heavy
  • requires regular maintenance
  • expensive

Vinyl Siding

  • many colors and styles
  • attractive
  • maintenance free except for periodic cleaning
  • extremely durable
  • doesn´t rot, dent, or flake
  • realitively inexpensive
  • easily repaired
  • may fade over time
  • wavey if not installed properly

Aluminum Siding

  • imitates wood look better than vinyl
  • no painting required
  • clean appearance
  • fireproof
  • low maintenance
  • long life span
  • moderately expensive
  • can be scratched and dented
  • subject to weather damage
  • higher insurance cost
  • difficult to repair

Steel Siding

  • imitates wood look better than vinyl
  • no painting required
  • clean appearance
  • fireproof
  • low maintenance
  • long life span
  • moderately expensive
  • can be scratched and dented
  • cut edges may rust

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