Composite cladding/siding and vinyl cladding are two materials commonly used for exterior covering. There are similarities and differences between them. So which material is better? Both are very similar in terms of price, cost, visual appeal, and maintenance, and have the same excellent properties. In terms of weather resistance, durability, environmental friendliness and insulation of the material, and low cost of installation, composite wall panels perform better.
Exterior wall siding
Exterior wall siding is a long-term investment. When it comes to adding an extra layer of protection to your exterior walls to combat the effects of the elements, thorough consideration is needed to make the best choice. First, we are faced with the choice of materials. How can we choose the material that will give us the best results? This article will compare two popular siding materials, composite siding and vinyl siding, to give you some ideas.
Composite cladding vs. vinyl cladding
Unifloor composite siding is made of the same material as composite decking board. It is composed of wood fiber and plastic. Both of them are made of recyclable material type. Therefore, composite wall panels are recyclable. There is no need to worry about recycling and environmental issues when using composite wall panels.
Vinyl siding is made of a plastic resin called PVC, which is more difficult to recycle.
As two of the most popular exterior siding materials, both have many of the same excellent properties, including the following.
Aspects that differ between the two.
Weather resistance: Composite wall panels have strong weather resistance and can withstand cold weather. It can also resist problems such as expansion and contraction that may be caused by temperature changes. Vinyl wall panels can swell if exposed to moisture for long periods of time.
Insulation Performance: Composite wall panels have an insulating coating on the surface, so they have good insulation properties. The standard version of vinyl siding, on the other hand, is not insulating, but this problem can be solved by choosing a specialized insulated vinyl siding.
Price: The average price of the two materials does not vary greatly. The exact price will vary depending on the manufacturer, so you can shop within your budget with confidence.
Installation: Composite siding is easy to install and does not require a lot of extra expense. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, requires a professional to install, which can incur additional installation costs and take longer to install.