Replacing with Cedar Shingles or Vinyl Siding

Cedar ShinglesLifespan
  • 60 years or more when properly cared for.
Advantages
  • Highly resistant to rot
  • Well adapted to our harsh, humid climate
  • Resistant to shocks
  • Extremely durable, up to 100 years when properly installed and cared for.
  • Easy to repair
  • Looks great and ages well
  • Insulating material
  • Easy to care for with today’s high-performance products
  • Made from a renewable, low-pollution natural resource
Disadvantage
  • Takes longer to install
Vinyl Siding
Lifespan
  • Up to 40 years, depending on manufacturer
Advantages
  • Easy to install, horizontal only
  • Looks like the traditional boards
  • Inexpensive product, on the short term
Disadvantages
  • Colours fade rapidly when exposed to sunlight
  • Sensitive to high winds
  • Can dilate with extreme temperature changes
  • Can become brittle in cold weather
  • Hard to remove accumulated dirt
  • Made from a non-renewable resource

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