Vinyl, Wood or Brick Siding? Pros & Cons

Whether you are building a home from the ground up or buying a home you have to make the decision of what type of siding works best for you.



Vinyl


Pros

  • Least expensive
  • Durable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Wide variety of colours
  • Paintable

Cons

  • Not the most desirable material
  • Doesn’t add much value to the home

Wood


Pros

  • Renewable Resource
  • Easy too install
  • Not to expensive

Cons

  • Lots of maintenance
  • Repainted or stained every few years
  • Water damage/Termites
  • Unmaintained can lead to rot, warp or twist.

Brick


Pros

  • Minimal Maintenance
  • Acts as some insolation value
  • Long lasting
  • Adds value to the home

Cons

  • Mortar must be weaker then brick or can cause damage to the brick itself.
  • Weaker mortar – deteriorates faster

What would your ideal siding be?

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