Vinyl vs

dahYou want your home to feel like a place you can be proud of, so when it comes to siding, you’ll want to consider all of the options. Siding materials are versatile, and there are a number of options for each type, but let’s narrow it down to two of the most popular materials available: vinyl and cedar.

Vinyl Siding: The Pros
Here’s the first big advantage of vinyl: vinyl siding is much more affordable than other options, and can actually be quite attractive in appearance, due to its versatility. Vinyl can come in a number of different colors as well, which will give you free rein over your home’s facade.

Unlike cedar, vinyl siding requires extremely little maintenance once installed, needing only to be hosed down with water or occasionally scrubbed, depending on the season. Installation of vinyl siding is also far less expensive than the same process for cedar. This is because installing vinyl siding is a much easier, less time-consuming process.

Cedar Shake or Cedar Clapboard?
If you want an option that has a more classic, refined look, cedar may be the siding choice for you. Cedar shake is a beautiful, traditional type of wood siding. Each cut is several inches thick.Ricketts nd requires a lot more upkeep, but also has passed the test of time.

Cedar has been in use for centuries due to its natural resistance to insects, and is minimally porous, making it more water resistant than other woods – with the right amount of maintenance. Cedar shake siding also has the advantage of adding substantial value to a home.

Cedar clapboard, on the other hand, uses longer panels that are installed horizontally. While clapboard also has a higher price tag than vinyl, it is known for adding a rustic look to the home, having been used for centuries before vinyl was even invented. Most high-end homes use some kind of wood siding.

Source: www.jtconstructionofmaine.com

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Need advice on paint vs. siding

My very old house desperately needs to be painted and it will need massive scraping before that can be done. It is cedar shingles.
Someone suggested that I should install vinyl siding because it is so much better than in the past and it will increase the value of my house and also never need to be painted again.
Right now the quotes that I've gotten for the scraping and painting are around $10,000 and the quote for the siding is around $25,000 which I think is high. If I pursue this, I will be getting more quotes.
Any ideas or suggestions? FYI, the house is pretty

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