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
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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    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!

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  • Charles S.
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    Minnetonka fit me in before winter after finding leakage and rot in the attic. I knew the roof was in need of replacement but had wanted to wait until spring. After finding the rot, Brad came out and surveyed the situation. The timing was critical and they did a great job fitting it in. When we hit a snag in the project they worked hard to overcome the problem and still finished the project on time. Great communication throughout the entire process. The crew did a good clean up. I especially liked the small finishing touches, ie: all flashing, vents and chimneys were painted the same color to match the roof, and heat cables were put back in place. Such additions were not specified in the bid! Great attention to detail!

  • John P.
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    Always returned calls/e-mails promptly. Checked on job progress several times each day. Cleaned up job site very well. Would absolutely recommend them without hesitation!

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    They did quality work ahead of schedule.

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    Wow. We couldn't be happier with Minnetonka Construction. The bid process was easy, clear, and not high pressure. The communication throughout the work was excellent, with good followup to questions and to-dos. The crew is very nice and easy to have around. Good work, beyond just the minimum, and a clean site always.

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    George was available to answer all questions and talked with us frequently regarding schedules and weather delays. The crew was excellent. At the end of each work day, the yard was picked up and equipment moved out of the way until the next day's work. We had a few changes and George made them work. Minnetonka Construction has our highest recommendation for siding installation. We are looking forward to the painting on the front of the house to be completed and have total confidence it will be as great a job also. Thank you.

  • Kim B.
    - HomeAdvisor

    George was very responsive to questions and communicated schedules with us frequently. We are very happy with the finished product.

  • Chris S.
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    The weather has not been helpful for this exterior work, but they have tried to finish the job (almost there!) in a timely fashion. They handled an unexpected rebuild of a wall, found to be damaged beneath the old siding, quickly and with excellent outcome. Only unpleasant surprise was the slowness of the window/ doors replacement, but I believe it was not within their control.

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    Great customer service; always responsive and flexible. Project was done on time and at cost; changes were readily incorporated and extra costs explained.

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    We established a workable relationship and maintained that throughout the project. George did what it took to make adjustments where and when needed to ensure our satisfaction.

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    We had George out after speaking with a few other contractors. George was knowledgeable and patient. We were looking for help and not a person who would took over and make choices without our consent. We were so pleased with the way things unfolded and we couldn't be happier with the results of the project.

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