Many of the pros and cons for cedar and vinyl siding are documented in other entries in this blog. In this case, we’re going to walk through the pros and cons of cedar siding vs vinyl siding. We’ll compare sustainability, appearance, cost, home value/return on investment, and the x factors.
Cedar siding is often heralded as one of the most environmentally-friendly siding materials whereas vinyl siding is not regarded as environmentally friendly in its production or application.
Anytime appearance is compared there is a great deal of subjectivity. There is little dispute that cedar siding has an attractive look on almost any home. Vinyl siding is one of the cheapest materials for siding and even when it applied well it still gives the impression of being an economic choice. While premium vinyl siding can mimic other materials, there is generally no hiding that it is vinyl. There is no accounting for personal taste, but for a consistently better appearance [Read more…]