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How Long Does Siding Last?

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It is necessary to have an understanding of the length of time a siding installation will last in order to make the necessary preparations for maintenance and replacement. Siding can last 20-60 years, depending on the type and quality of the material used. It is an essential element in any home as siding helps to protect you and your home from the elements while also adding an aesthetic value. Knowing how long your siding will last when you buy a new house or when you are replacing your old siding can help you save thousands in case of underlying damage due to the old siding.  

There are several types of siding materials available, and they all have their distinct timeline of how long they will last. We will go through some of the most popular siding materials in the United States and how long each of them will last on your home.  

Types of Siding and their Lifespan 

In this article we will discuss the diverse types of siding materials and their lifespans, read below for a detailed overview of each type of siding material. 

How Long Does Vinyl Siding Last?  

Vinyl siding has been known as one of the most popular types of siding in the United States and for good reason. This type of siding is relatively cheaper than most other types of siding. Vinyl siding is also easy to install as it is lightweight and can be installed relatively quickly. The downside of vinyl siding though is its durability. Vinyl siding is prone to issues over the years and can easily deteriorate over time.  

Generally, vinyl siding will last approximately 20 to 25 years. However, the lifespan of vinyl siding can be extended with regular maintenance such as cleaning and inspecting for any cracks or damage. Regular cleaning and inspection are important to ensure that your siding will last as long as possible without needing any major repairs. Furthermore, it is important to make sure that your siding is installed properly to ensure its longevity. Proper installation of siding is essential to ensuring that your siding will last for a long time and will protect your home from the elements. 

How Long Does Cedar Siding Last?  

Cedar and other types of wood siding is one of the most durable types of siding available and is considered to be the most long-lasting of all siding options. This type of siding not only looks great, but it is also durable, with an incredibly long lifespan, depending on the installation and care it receives over the years. Although there is a catch 22 when it comes to wood and cedar siding; it is incredibly high maintenance. Cedar and other types of wood siding is known to require regular maintenance and care and must be checked regularly for mold, insects, cracks, as well as holes.  

With proper maintenance and care, cedar siding can last up to 60 years, making it a great option for those who are looking for a long-term solution for their siding needs. Additionally, it increases the aesthetic value of your home, making it a great option for those who are looking to increase the value of their home in the long run. Ultimately, cedar siding is a great option for those looking for a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for their siding needs.  

How Long Does Fiber Cement Siding Last?  

Fiber cement siding is another popular choice for siding due to its durability and resilience against the elements. This type of siding is composed of a mix of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers that are bonded together using specialized adhesives. This makes fiber cement siding incredibly durable, as it is resistant to most weather conditions, including fire, hail, wind, and UV rays. Additionally, fiber cement siding is also known to have a longer lifespan than other siding materials, with some estimates ranging up to 50 years. Read more about some of the benefits of James Hardie Fiber Cement

When it comes to durability, fiber cement siding is one of the best options available. It is not only incredibly durable, but it also has a much longer lifespan than other siding materials. Additionally, fiber cement siding is also attractive and can add value to your home when it comes time to sell. Ultimately, fiber cement siding is an excellent choice for those looking for a durable and long-lasting siding material that also adds excellent aesthetic value to their home.  

How Long Does Metal Siding Last?  

Metal siding is another type of siding option that is becoming increasingly popular due to its durability and longevity. Generally, metal siding is known to last up to 40-70 years, depending on the installation and care it receives. Additionally, metal siding is also highly resistant to rot, mildew, and rust, making it a great option for those looking for a long-term solution. Furthermore, metal siding is also relatively low maintenance, requiring only minimal cleaning and maintenance each year in order to keep it looking its best.  

Eventually, metal siding has a record of paint that becomes dull or fades away. The best way to combat this is to put a vinyl coating over the steel metal to ensure the finish is protected.  

How Long Does LP Siding Last?  

LP siding is a popular choice due to its affordability and durability. LP siding is made from wood fibers and other materials that are bound together with resins and adhesives. This makes it incredibly resistant to the elements and will last up to 25 years or so with proper care and maintenance. Additionally, LP siding is also minimal maintenance, requiring only minimal upkeep throughout the years. 

Which Siding is the Best for Your Home?  

Here at DaBella we are the experts in everything exterior and we can help you choose the best siding for your home. We are a certified James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. James Hardie fiber cement siding is considered to be the best siding on the market and is one of the longest lasting siding options available while still being affordable and within most budgets. It is designed to stand up against extreme weather conditions and can last up to 50 years with proper installation and care. Additionally, James Hardie fiber cement siding is also extremely customizable and can be tailored to fit any style of home. As an Elite Preferred Contractor, we are familiar with all the features and benefits of James Hardie siding and can help you choose the best siding for your home. 

Is Your Siding Showing Signs of Age? Contact DaBella Today! 

If you are beginning to see signs of age on your siding, it may be time for an upgrade with James Hardie fiber cement siding. DaBella has been recognized by James Hardie and has provided DaBella with their Superior Finish Badge, 100% Hardie Badge, and a Design Excellence Badge. DaBella has been a proud partner with James Hardie for the last 7 years and has been providing homeowners with exceptional customer service and installation of their new James Hardie fiber cement siding.  

If you are interested in experiencing the DaBella difference with your next siding replacement project, please contact us today at 844-DaBella. Our team of professional contractors are highly trained and knowledgeable in James Hardie siding products. We offer a free in-home consultation to discuss the features, benefits, and color options that James Hardie offers. We understand that no two homes are the same and that is why we strive to provide each homeowner with an individualized experience. 


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Steven Shortridge

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Portland, OR

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