Skip to main content

«  View All Posts


Feeling Overwhelmed by Siding Materials? Let Us Break it Down!

August 14th, 2017 | 1 min. read

Feeling Overwhelmed by Siding Materials? Let Us Break it Down!

Print/Save as PDF

When it comes to siding materials, your choices are wood, vinyl, and HardiePlank. Of the three, Southwest Exteriors strongly recommends going with HardiePlank for the following reasons:
  • Superior heat resistance. Studies show that vinyl can warp or melt when exposed to high temperatures. This is an important factor to consider when you live in South Texas. Do you or your neighbors ever have bonfires? Do you burn rubbish on your property? If so, then you should know that flames can damage vinyl siding from as far away as 60 feet. Not only that, but vinyl, like wood, is flammable, which means it can compromise your safety in the event of a house fire.
  • Unmatched insulation value. HardiePlank is thick and substantial, unlike vinyl. It's made with natural wood fibers and protected by baked-on coatings and colors. Compare this with cheap, flimsy vinyl siding, which has almost no insulation value whatsoever. As for wood, it can crack and rot, letting drafts enter your home.
  • Long life. HardiePlank is guaranteed by the manufacturer to last a minimum of 30 years, making it a true long-term investment. This is in addition to our own multi-year guarantees on workmanship and materials.
  • Durability. Unlike vinyl, HardiePlank has the look and character of real wood. Yet it has none of wood's shortcomings. For example, it's invulnerable to termites, mold, and water damage.  This makes it the perfect combination of beauty and performance.
Durability, insulation, beauty, and heat resistance: add it all up and the choice for your home is clear. Call Southwest Exteriors today to find out more about the advantages of HardiePlank vs. other siding materials.