5 Alternatives to Vinyl Siding

Posted on June 22, 2016 in Siding


At P.J. Fitzpatrick, insulated vinyl siding is our absolute favorite type of siding. Not only does it come in an array of beautiful colors, but it’s also long-lasting, low maintenance, and looks great no matter what type of home you have. There are some homeowners, however, who don’t want insulated vinyl siding for their homes, and instead, opt for one of these alternatives:


Wood siding can give your home a rich, classic look that can last for generations, given the right maintenance. While wood is known for its natural beauty, it also requires upkeep including repainting or re-staining every couple years and sealants to deter termites, mold, and mildew. If you’re up to the challenge, you can enjoy a traditional look for your home.


Because of its strength and stability, stucco siding has long been used for Mediterranean homes, Spanish homes, and many other homes in warmer climates. Stucco is made from a mix of sand, cement, lime, and water and is available in a variety of colors. While it’s built to last, it requires careful installation in order to avoid cracking.


Brick siding can be found in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and has been used to build and protect homes for years. It’s often used for Colonial or English homes, so it tends to give any type of home a distinct look. While highly resistant to natural elements, brick is also a labor-intensive installation, making it a little pricey.

Stone/Faux Stone

Stone siding brings a luxurious, natural beauty to any home, but it also brings a price. Real stone siding is not only some of the most weather-resistant siding available, but it’s also difficult to install, making the overall cost higher than other siding options. These days, however, many homeowners can opt for a “faux” stone veneer for their homes. This type of siding is created from a cement blend and molded to look like real stones, making it more affordable.


Aluminum siding has become a popular choice for homeowners because of its durability and its low maintenance; once it’s installed, you rarely need to do much more than simply clean it. Aluminum siding can easily withstand both hot and cold temperatures, however, it needs to be installed alongside quality insulation to protect your home from overheating in the summer.

If you have questions about our insulated vinyl siding or about what’s right for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to help.

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