What’s New in Vinyl Siding and Alternative Home Siding

The beauty of vinyl siding is more than skin-deep. It can boost a home’s curb appeal, last 50 years or more with little maintenance, and protect a house from costly damage caused by moisture and insects.

Vinyl is also one of the most affordable siding choices, which may be why it’s the most popular. The average cost nationwide to install vinyl siding on a house is $14,359, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2020 Cost vs. Value study. Fiber cement siding, an alternative to vinyl that’s growing in popularity, costs $17,008, on average. Siding pros tell us that wood will set you back even more.

Adding to vinyl’s appeal is the fact that it practically pays for itself. Homeowners who install it will recoup about 75 percent of the cost when they sell their property, according to the Remodeling magazine study. In terms of maintenance, few materials can match the ease of

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