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
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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  • John Alseth
    7/28/2022 - Google
    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.
  • Charles Vittitow
    7/27/2022 - Google
    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.
  • Amy Steinbach
    4/29/2022 - Google
    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.
  • Brian Dooley
    3/17/2022 - Google
    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.
  • Prodigy Sales
    8/26/2021 - Google
    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.
  • Brielle Swanstrom
    8/04/2021 - Google
    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!
  • Tricia S.
    6/28/2021 - HomeAdvisor
    Awesome communication and service.
  • Seth Gouldin
    3/25/2021 - Google
    Wonderful exterior remodel! Great people, quality, integrity. Highly recommend for any siding and roofing jobs!
  • Jason S.
    5 star rating
    3/25/2021 - Yelp
    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.
  • Samuel Seehof
    2/23/2021 - Google
    George and his team are great to work with. Highly communicative and will meet your needs in a timely manner.
  • branden happel
    2/23/2021 - Google
    Minnetonka Construction was great to work with and did an exceptional job on our whole-home window project. George and his team gave us confidence that our project would get the attention and detail it deserved, and were always prompt and thorough in answering our questions. Would highly recommend them!Service: Remodeling
  • Lloyd Hagemo
    12/23/2020 - Google
    Great company to have do your home improvements. I highly recommend Minnetonka Construction.Service: Remodeling
  • Kate H.
    6/08/2020 - HomeAdvisor
    We highly recommend Minnetonka Construction. We recently had new windows, roof and siding installed. The owner and employees were fantastic, patient while we made decisions and very professional. We have received so many compliments regarding the transformation of our home. Minnetonka Construction was a great value for the amount of work that was completed.
  • Ronald B.
    3/27/2020 - HomeAdvisor
    Minnetonka Construction was great! They started our siding within a week and were finished within days. The house looks great! Thanks to Brad and the whole crew-they did an amazing job!
  • john plahn
    2/26/2020 - Google
    George will always answer your phone calls or e-mails promptly. His crew cleans up the work site at the end of each day. His pricing is very competitive and his workers are well trained. I enjoyed working with George and his son Brad. Highly recommended!
  • Insuring Minnesota
    12/31/2019 - Google
    George is great to work with.
  • Charles S.
    12/16/2019 - HomeAdvisor
    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.
    12/02/2019 - HomeAdvisor
    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!
  • Asha K.
    10/29/2019 - HomeAdvisor
    They did quality work ahead of schedule.
  • Michael M.
    8/14/2018 - HomeAdvisor
    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.
  • Judy F.
    7/13/2018 - HomeAdvisor
    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.
    6/19/2018 - HomeAdvisor
    George was very responsive to questions and communicated schedules with us frequently. We are very happy with the finished product.
  • Chris S.
    6/18/2018 - HomeAdvisor
    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.
  • Michael B.
    5/24/2018 - HomeAdvisor
    Great customer service; always responsive and flexible. Project was done on time and at cost; changes were readily incorporated and extra costs explained.
  • A Google User
    5/19/2018 - Google
    Minnetonka construction did a fabulous job replacing our roof! We were unaware that we had any damage until a representative from their company identified hail damage that we could not see from the ground.They also helped us with the insurance claim so we were able to replace the roof with a similar quality upgraded shingle. I would highly recommend this company!
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