Wood siding is classic and timeless; it has been used for centuries to protect structures. It is strong, durable and attractive; it provides curb appeal and resale value to your home. When properly maintained, it can literally last for as long as the building itself. Wood siding is strong and virtually impervious to damaging winds. Furthermore, it will withstand extreme temperatures (cold and heat) while also providing R-Value to help heat your home. Wood siding, as a natural product, can be recycled. It is 100% biodegradable, and not hazardous to the environment.
"Why Settle For Vinyl, When You Can Have Wood?"
At the Newfoundland Wood Siding Company Ltd., we understand both the inherent value and sheer aesthetic appeal of wood siding and trim. We know its warmth, character and charm. Wood siding provides both R-value to minimize your heat costs, and enhances the resale value of your property immeasurably. In considering siding options, it's plain to see that almost all vinyl siding on the market tries to imitate the look of real wood. Why? Because wood siding is a natural product which evokes a feeling of strength and connection to the past; it is a product which appeals to our sense of history and heritage - it makes us feel grounded and secure. When it comes your home (or business),there is simply nothing like wood siding. It says: 'warmth, permanence, tradition.'
Vinyl siding is made from PVC plastic. It has been an option since the 1950's, and is undoubtedly the most popular siding product for new home construction in Eastern Canada. Vinyl siding will not rot if improperly exposed to moisture, and it can be less expensive to purchase and install. Unfortunately, however, even the best vinyl siding will crack in extreme cold. It is susceptible to wind damage, and will become weak in the sun's UV. It will fade and look dull after a few years, and it can become permanently stained with mold and mildew (especially in Newfoundland, where it rains for half the year); after 25-30 years vinyl siding tends to be 'upgraded', that is 'replaced,' for newer plastic (if only for aesthetic purposes)- a very expensive reality in the lifespan of your home. Furthermore, vinyl produces hazardous byproducts; it will release toxic chemicals when burned, thus it cannot be safely destroyed. Because it is made of plastic, vinyl siding will virtually never break-down - not a good thing for the landfill or the environment. Vinyl siding has virtually no R-Value. It may protect your home from rain and snow, but it does nothing to help keep you warm.