Compare Siding Options

A Minnesota Homeowner Resource

Many siding choices are available to Minnesota homeowners to help create the perfect facade.  There are a number of important factors to consider when choosing your siding, including aesthetics, durability, installation and more.  

The chart below compares popular siding materials to help you make the right choice for your home.  Review examples or contact us to request product samples or an appointment with a Project Manager.

Feature & Benefits James Hardie fiber cement siding for Minnesota Fiber Cement Siding Vinyl Siding Wood Siding OSB Siding Stone Veneer
Non-combustible
30-year non-prorated warranty
Rot resistant
Impervious to termites
Resists warping and shrinking
Will not melt
Highly durable
Weather resistant
Real woodgrain look and feel
Easily painted
Post-purchase satisfaction
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Stone and Brick Veneer

It is common to use brick or stone veneer as a feature to enhance a wall or portion of the home’s facade instead of the entire exterior.  The addition of this feature can be seen on all types of homes and affordable for most budgets.  Our design team can review options and create virtual mock-ups to help you choose the right style to complement your home. 

James Hardie fiber cement or Vinyl?

Why fiber cement is the #1 choice for durable, lasting beauty.

James Hardie fiber cement thickness

Hardie Plank Siding

James Hardie fiber cement is 5x thicker than vinyl siding products, providing authentic shadow lines and wood grain texture.

Vinyl siding thickness

Vinyl Siding

Most vinyl siding is manufactured at 0.05 inches thickness, resulting in a less authentic wood look and reduced durability.

Available since the 1960s, vinyl siding has been around for a while.  Although widespread because of low cost, vinyl siding has a number of limitations.

  • Vinyl can become more brittle over time and exposure to the elements. 
  • Vinyl can be damaged by wind debris and hail.
  • Vinyl may crack, buckle and warp due to changing temperatures.

James Hardie fiber cement is more durable.

  • JH fiber cement siding is up to 5x thicker than vinyl siding.
  • Fiber cement siding easily stands up to the elements, resisting damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures and hail.
  • Provides years of protection with low maintenance.
JH Weather

HardiePlank Siding

Fiber cement siding from James hardie resists damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures and hail.

Vinyl Siding warps from extreme weather

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding can be affected by extreme Minnesota temperatures, making it more brittle, less resistant to high winds, temperature extremes and hail.

JamesHardie fire resistance exaple

HardiePlank Siding

Non-combustible and resists damage from extreme heat. Image displayed represents JamesHardie siding exposed to a blowtorch for 90 seconds.

Vinyl siding no resistant to heat

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding can melt due to flame, grills and solar heat reflected off Low-E windows. Image represents vinyl siding exposed to 140-degree heat for 30 seconds.

JamesHardie siding resists fading.

HardiePlank Siding

JamesHardie ColorPlus Technology provides superior color consistency and resists fading. Image represents lab-simulated 2 years exposure to UV rays.

Vinyl siding is susceptible to fading from UV and other external factors.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding can fade at noticeably different rates, creating color inconsistency. Image represents lab-simulated 2 years exposure to UV rays.

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  • I had a wonderful experience working with Brad and the Minnetonka Construction team. He was communicative, honest and went above and beyond to ensure my house looked beautiful with new siding and gutters. I will absolutely call them again and highly recommend to anyone who needs new siding, gutters, roof or other construction work done.
    Anne Christensen
  • Minnetonka Construction put a new roof on my house and garage all in one day. They also put 10 new windows in my home again in one day. They did excellent professional work their bid beat all the other vendors I solicited. The work, all together, took decades off the look of my home. Thank you
    Timothy Livingston
  • I’ve used these guys twice and also had them do my parents house. Only company I’d use. Brad is a very authentic genuine guy and always a pleasure to work with-
    tyler manos
  • Minnetonka Construction did a wonderful job replacing the roof on my home. The crew was courteous, hard-working, and efficient their price was reasonable and didn’t exceed my insurance claim.
    Marjory Adams
  • All I can say is WOW. We had them remove old siding, install new siding and complete a small entry way at the front of the house. They did a fantastic job in every way possible. They arrived on time, finished on time and kept in communication with us every step of the way. The entire team starting with Brad were great. We've had neighbors and friends see the quality of work and all have commented on how great it looks. I will recommend Minnetonka Contruction to anyone.
    Rick Kothe
  • I cannot say enough good things about Brad and Minnetonka Construction. They worked on a project for us where all the stucco needed to be removed from the exterior of our house, and replaced with siding. He had great recommendations with trim for elevating the look, and even helped to replace a few broken pavers. Excellent quality work, attention to detail, and going above and beyond with customer service. Always quick responses and on time. They do things the right way and are just GOOD people. One of the BEST contractors I've come across!
    Jennifer Zhao
  • By far one of the best contractors we have dealt with over the years! Brad and his family go out of their way to ensure you are happy with their work. We had MC install new siding on our entire house and paint the deck & porch. All of their employees were highly professional, friendly, and fixed additional odds and ends they came across without us even asking! Please feel free to contact me directly if you want additional details - I cannot recommend this company enough. We will be using them again in the future!
    bowzer789
  • I was referred to this company, through my good friend, who sells insurance, and I am so glad I was. Roofing business can be a little sketchy, but not Minnetonka construction. From the first day, I met them last year for estimates, till today their work has been so professional, complete and timely. It is like they are from a different era. The paperwork, and the actual roofing. Completed in one day, there isn’t a shred of torn off shingles left in my yard. One of the best experiences I’ve had in 40+ years of homeownership. Thanks to these people.
    James Stack
  • My sincerest thanks to the entire team of removers, installers, interior and exterior finish carpenters for the installation of our front picture window. Many months ago, we decided to replace our front picture window to the original 1957 opening. It was absolutely worth the wait. I highly recommend Minnetonka Construction.
    John Alseth
  • Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof Great
    Kent Hodder
  • Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof Brad was a joy to work with. The project was finished earlier than expected and my roof looks great!
    Eunshil Tustison
  • Install or Repair Siding We replaced all siding, windows and doors in our house. Minnetonka Construction treated us well and did a quality job. While not everything went 100% on plan as most projects don't.They worked with us to make things as smooth as possible and we love the end product.
    Todd Willett
  • My sincerest thanks to the entire team of removers, installers, interior and exterior finish carpenters for the installation of our front picture window. Many months ago, we decided to replace our front picture window to the original 1957 opening. It was absolutely worth the wait. I highly recommend Minnetonka Construction.
    John Alseth
  • Minnetonka Construction recently sold and installed French Double-doors at our home. The installers were professional and efficient. Having worked construction most of my adult life, I can say that the install was done well and done correctly. We were also thrilled with the quality and appearance of the door. My wife and I felt that we could trust the folks at Minnetonka Construction and we were not disappointed in that trust.
    Charles Vittitow
  • Install or Replace Exterior Doors Minnetonka Construction recently sold and installed French Double-doors at our home. The installers were professional and efficient. Having worked construction most of my adult life, I can say that the install was done well and done correctly. We were also thrilled with the quality and appearance of the door. My wife and I felt that we could trust the folks at Minnetonka Construction and we were not disappointed in that trust.
    Charles Vittitow
  • Very pleased with the results!
    Minnetonka Construction replaced our windows and doors with the Andersen 100 series.
    Even though we decided to move in the middle of the remodel, they did a great job ensuring the project was completed for the new homeowners. The new Andersen windows and doors look great! Looking forward to having them remodel our new home soon.
    Amy Steinbach
  • Enjoyed working with Brad and team to reside my garage. Great quality, fast availability, responsive, and fair prices (came in same quote range as 2 others). Highly recommended.
    Brian Dooley
  • George and Brad and their crew were the best! Helped us from selection of our shingles to recommendations for ice dam prevention. Great quality, very professional and responsive.
    Prodigy Sales
  • Minnetonka Construction did such an amazing job on our siding. Brad was so great, extremely responsive to any questions and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. The crew was fast and did quality work. Also the prices were much more reasonable for our budget compared to other places. We had such a fantastic experience and plan to use Minnetonka Construction for future projects!
    Brielle Swanstrom
  • Awesome communication and service.
    Tricia S.
  • Install or Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof Awesome communication and service.
    Tricia Stolz
  • Wonderful exterior remodel! Great people, quality, integrity. Highly recommend for any siding and roofing jobs!
    Seth Gouldin
  • 5 star rating
    They were friendly, fast and affordable in having our siding and roofing project completed. They even helped us navigate insurance to ensure we were treated fairly. Sales rep knew the products that would best compliment our house. Installers were professional and did a great cleanup job after installation. Will use them for our upcoming window project if they're not too busy.
    Jason S.
  • George and his team are great to work with. Highly communicative and will meet your needs in a timely manner.
    Samuel Seehof
  • Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof George and his team are great to work with. Highly recommend!
    Sam Seehof
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