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Before choosing your siding, be sure to check local regulations and get any necessary permissions. Choosing the right material can also depend on climate, personal tastes, and how much you are willing to spend.
Vinyl is the most popular material for siding. Unless a more organic architectural aesthetic is desired, vinyl tends to be the most economical route. It has a low cost up front, requires no upkeep or painting, it doesn’t warp or twist, insects won’t eat it, and water doesn’t damage it.
Plastic can be made to more closely resemble wood, but can be two or three times as expensive as vinyl. Fiber cement is the artificial material that looks the most like real wood and costs about the same as vinyl, but requires painting and can be damaged by water. Real wood offers a traditional aesthetic, but it is more expensive and can warp, twist, rot, be eaten by insects, and requires periodic refinishing.