When it comes to your home’s siding, chances are you don’t pay much attention to it if it’s working well and looks good. But when siding starts to experience wear and tear over time, it can dramatically affect the look of your home and impact its value as well as its appearance. However, when it comes to replacing your home’s siding, you may find yourself puzzling over which siding material you wish to use. Traditional wood siding is a reliable option, but with composite siding options available on the market, deciding which is right for your home can be challenging.


At Anderson Exteriors in Ramsey, we offer a wide range of siding solutions for your home. In this post, we’ll discuss the key differences between composite siding and wood siding to help you choose which will work best for you.


Benefits of Wood Siding

Traditional siding materials have been used for centuries around the world. Because wood siding has a historical connection, it looks fantastic on older homes, especially historical architecture, hearkening back to a simpler time. But wood siding is also natural, which makes it a preferred solution for homeowners concerned with the environmental impact of chemicals and synthetic products. Cedar shakes are also resistant to insects and stand up well to strong, inclement weather.


Drawbacks to Using Wood Siding

One of the biggest cons of installing wood siding on your home is the expense. Cedar siding is much more expensive than other wood products. However, using alternative wood options means you’ll need to work harder to maintain your siding’s appearance and integrity. Other species of wood can end up requiring lots of regular maintenance. The wood can easily become damaged due to strong weather, and the paint can end up chipping over time.


Additionally, the biodegradable quality of wood means that your siding can end up deteriorating over time. For homeowners who love the look of wood siding but want something more durable, engineered wood siding offers a much more durable solution.


Benefits of Composite Siding

If you’re looking for a siding solution that has the beauty and timeless style of wood siding but will stand up to the test of time, composite siding is the way to go. Synthetic siding is resistant to fire and moisture. It can also be easily integrated with powerful insulation solutions to help lower your home’s energy costs. 


Here are a few more benefits of composite siding:


●        Resistant to flaking and chipping

●        Available in a wide range of looks including a real wood appearance

●        Stunning colors that won’t fade over time


Call our Ramsey Siding Installation and Repair Contractors

If your siding is in need of repair or replacement, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can accomplish today. Our team of expert siding team at Anderson Exteriors can help you choose the best siding for your home based on your budget, architectural style, and maintenance needs.


To check out our stunning siding installation projects of the past, check out our online gallery. Contact a member of our team at 763.323.0970 or contact us to get your free quote and talk about siding options for your home.