The Pros and Cons of Vinyl vs Fiber Cement Siding

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As a homeowner, you have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing the best siding for your house. With so many different types of siding materials on the market, it can be challenging to determine which one is right for you. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at two popular options: vinyl and fiber cement siding.

At S&S Remodeling, we offer Alside vinyl siding, LP Smartside engineered wood siding, and James Hardie fiber cement siding. We’ve installed siding for thousands of homes throughout Delaware County, and our experts can help you choose the best option for your needs.

Vinyl Siding


  • Cost-effective: Vinyl is one of the most affordable siding options on the market.
  • Low maintenance: Vinyl is easy to clean and doesn’t require repainting.
  • Versatile: Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors and styles, making it a versatile option for any home.


  • Not as durable: Vinyl siding can crack or warp over time, especially in extreme weather conditions.
  • Limited insulation: Vinyl siding doesn’t provide the same level of insulation as other materials, which can lead to higher energy bills.
  • Not eco-friendly: Vinyl isn’t biodegradable and can be difficult to recycle, which makes it less eco-friendly than other options.

Fiber Cement Siding


  • Durability: Fiber cement siding is known for its durability and can last for decades.
  • Low maintenance: Like vinyl, fiber cement doesn’t require repainting and is easy to clean.
  • Fire-resistant: Fiber cement is non-combustible, making it a safe option for homes in areas prone to wildfires.
  • Eco-friendly: Fiber cement is made from sustainable materials, making it an eco-friendly choice.


  • Higher cost: Fiber cement is generally more expensive than vinyl, which can make it a less budget-friendly option.
  • Installation: Fiber cement siding requires professional installation, which can add to the overall cost.
  • Weight: Fiber cement siding is heavy, which means it may not be suitable for all homes.

When it comes to choosing between vinyl and fiber cement siding, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. At S&S Remodeling, we can help you determine which option is right for your budget, style, and needs. Our team of siding installers has the expertise and experience needed to ensure that your siding is installed correctly, and we stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee.

If you’re ready to improve your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our siding experts.

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