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CT Home Improvement: Is Vinyl Siding Better Than Wood Siding?

CT homeowners have a wide variety of options to choose from when they decide which type of siding best suits their homes. Two of the most popular types of home siding are vinyl siding and wood siding. Both types have their own certain advantages and disadvantages, so it is a good idea to assess your needs first, and then choose the type that best aligns with your goals. Typically, homeowners will choose a type of siding based on one of these factors: cost, aesthetics, insulation, and maintenance required. The following post will discuss the differences between wood and vinyl siding to help you decide which type (if any) is right for you.


Vinyl siding is relatively easy to maintain. Unlike wood siding, you will never have to paint vinyl siding, and it can be easily cleaned with a bucket of warm water and soap. CT vinyl siding does not rot or become discolored, and it is durable; it can withstand extreme weather conditions. If you are a ct homeowner who owns vinyl siding, you will only occasionally need to repair tears in the vinyl siding, which, admittedly, is an inexpensive and easy fix.

Unfortunately, wood siding is particularly susceptible to insects and can be easily damaged from inclement weather. On the other hand, vinyl siding is manufactured to withstand the harsh New England weather and can often last up to twenty-five years or more. Wood siding will need to be painted frequently to maintain its original look.

Cost Advantage

There are two aspects to the cost of siding: labor and material. Vinyl holds a significant advantage for both aspects. For materials, the cost of quality wood siding has been increasing at a record pace, while the price of premium ct vinyl siding has remained relatively stable and is about half as costly as premium wood siding. As for labor costs, ct vinyl building products eliminate the need for priming, back priming, or the painting that wood requires. As a result, vinyl-building products result in a lower installation cost to builders and remodelers!


Some homeowners pay more for ct wood siding because they like the look and character of wood siding. There is no need to pay more and commit yourself to constantly having to maintain it. Vinyl siding comes in numerous different colors, sure to satisfy the needs of any homeowner. Manufacturers such as CertainTeed also have shakes and textures available that mimic the appearance of wood siding without the added upkeep and cost.

Thermal Efficiency

Vinyl siding also allows builders and remodelers to add an extra layer of insulation, especially in re-siding applications. For example, CertainTeed’s Cedar Boards’ siding with True Comfort’ Technology can increase the R-value of exterior walls by as much as 22 percent.

CT Home Improvement: Fiderio & Sons

When it comes to your home’s siding, you want to make sure that you have all the facts before making a decision. While, there are a variety of options to choose from, ct vinyl siding is the number one material used in the country because of its cost efficiency, beautiful appearance, low maintenance, and customization options. If you are looking for siding that is easy to maintain, high in quality and value, then vinyl siding is the clear choice!

Your central ct contractors, Fiderio & Sons, offers a wide range of vinyl siding colors, shapes and styles to give your home’s vinyl siding, and at Fiderio & Sons, we are here to help bring your vision to life.

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