(Closed) Vinyl or wood siding?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had wood siding on my last house and had to paint it every few years, which is a real pain in the rear.  The only draw back that I have seen with vinyl siding is if it is not a good quality siding, then it will get hole easily when something like hale hits it.

Post # 4
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We have wood siding right now and it has to be repainted and is allot more maintenance. This summer we are getting vinyl siding. It is allot easier and if it gets dirty you can just spray it down with a hose. I would go with vinyl.

Post # 5
28 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Aesthetically, I would say wood just because I prefer the look of it over vinyl; however, it does require more maintenance.

Post # 6
3942 posts
Honey bee

Our realtor told us “vinyl is final”. We have been there less than a year and from what I can tell, its basically maintenance free. Although I do want to powerwash it next summer.

We had wood growing up and the only difference that I can tell is that its more maintenance. Like the PP’s said, you  have to paint it every few years. I’m also not sure how long wood lasts.

Post # 7
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Vinyl unless you’re into the upkeep of wood.

Post # 8
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Definitely vinyl unless you’re willing to put the time into maintaining the wood. We had wood siding at my childhood home and staining it was always a pain haha, I really liked the look of it though (: 

Post # 9
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love the look of wood siding, but as previous posters have said, it does require a lot of up keep.

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