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||Fiber Cement Siding||Vinyl Siding||Wood Siding||OSB Siding||Stone Veneer|
|30-year non-prorated warranty|
|Impervious to termites|
|Resists warping and shrinking|
|Will not melt|
|Real woodgrain look and feel|
|Good Housekeeping seal of approval|
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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.
Hardie Plank Siding
James Hardie fiber cement is 5x thicker than vinyl siding products, providing authentic shadow lines and wood grain texture.
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.
Fiber cement siding from James hardie resists damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures and hail.
Vinyl siding can be affected by extreme Minnesota temperatures, making it more brittle, less resistant to high winds, temperature extremes and hail.
Non-combustible and resists damage from extreme heat. Image displayed represents JamesHardie siding exposed to a blowtorch for 90 seconds.
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 ColorPlus Technology provides superior color consistency and resists fading. Image represents lab-simulated 2 years exposure to UV rays.
Vinyl siding can fade at noticeably different rates, creating color inconsistency. Image represents lab-simulated 2 years exposure to UV rays.
Popular siding materials we install in Minnesota
Wood alternative siding
Hardieshingle® has become the number one alternative to wood siding. It displays the authenticity of cedar shingles, but resists rotting, curling, warping and splitting. The product comes in clapboard, shakes or shingles. Shingles can also be cut into different shapes to add visual interest to your exterior.
The most common siding option in the United States due to the low cost, versatility, and easy maintenance. This siding product remains popular because of the large variety of colors and styles that are available. Most vinyl siding products include a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Ask one of our siding consultants for siding examples.