Fiberglass Siding Vs. Vinyl Siding
When it comes to choosing a siding for your home, we have several options for our customers. While we’re certainly experts and happy to help in the decision making process, we want our clients to understand why a specific decision was made. To help you better understand to the differences between fiberglass siding and vinyl siding, we’ve laid out a few of the benefits of each product. Armed with this information, we hope making a decision about which siding to use will be a little easier.
- Low cost, low maintenance. Vinyl siding is a very cost effective material—you get a lot for what you pay for. Not only is the material itself reasonably priced, it is also inexpensive to install. At the same time you’re going to get a product that requires very little maintenance. After installing a thick gauge vinyl like beaded vinyl siding, you could theoretically perform minimal maintenance for the next 40 years and the vinyl would still protect your home.
- Standing up to extreme temperatures. While vinyl is a great material, it doesn’t always do well when exposed to extreme temperatures. Fiberglass siding on the other hand, will not expand or contract as the seasons change. At the same time, fiberglass like vinyl siding is very easy to maintain. The final difference between the two materials is that fiberglass siding costs around 15 to 20 percent more than vinyl.
Ultimately, the difference comes down to cost and the temperatures where you live. Vinyl siding is less expensive to purchase and install. Fiberglass siding is a premium product that is built to stand up against extreme temperatures. Both products have the same benefits of low maintenance, moisture resistance, and general durability.
Contact the Pros For Your Fiberglass Siding Questions
At Ai Restoration, we want to work with you to figure out effective solutions that work within your budget. While every material is going to have pros and cons, we aren’t going to install anything we don’t fully stand behind. Whatever you end up going with, we want you to be happy for years to come. If you’re interested in learning more about vinyl and fiberglass siding, or have questions about a specific project, send us an email or give us a call. We’d be happy to help.