Cedar Vinyl Siding
One of the most interesting new products to be introduced in the past few years and growing in popularity is Cedar vinyl siding style cladding. Cedar vinyl siding is designed to mimic the look of wood shingles and has several advantages to both traditional vinyl siding and wood shingles. Let's examine the products and it's pros and cons.
Cedar vinyl siding doesn't just look different, it is significantly different from regular or panel style siding. Traditional panel vinyl siding is made of PolyVinyl Chloride resin and is extruded. Cedar vinyl siding is made of injection molded polypropylene. Cedar vinyl siding is also significantly thicker, running generally from 1.00 mils to 1.3 mils, where regular vinyl siding runs from 0.35 to 0.52 mils.
Another advantage to cedar vinyl siding is the lack of noticeable seams or "laps" at the joint with adjacent panels. Cedar vinyl siding has some additional benefits such as specialized accessory corners that also continue the look of shingle corners. One of the drawbacks of cedar vinyl siding is the cost. A typical install of cedar vinyl siding will run approximately 50% higher than traditional panel vinyl siding. So a home with a $7,900 price for a regular install may run approximately $11,875 for a switch to cedar vinyl siding. The good news is that in addition to a long lasting and beautiful exterior cladding choice the cedar vinyl siding is still significantly less expensive than wood shingles and will never require the painting and staining maintenance.