Siding Comparison Guide

Vinyl vs Steel

ABC Seamless Steel
Box Steel
Vinyl
Fiber Cement
Wood
Appearance of Seams
5
1
1
3
3
Fade Resistance
5
5
2
4
3
Chalk Resistance
5
4
5
3
3
Dent Resistance
4
4
5
5
5
Long-Term Durability
5
4
2
3
2
Resistance to Bitterness and Cold Weather
5
5
2
4
5
Prefinished Color Range
5
2
4
5
1
Ease of Maintenance
5
5
5
4
1
Warranty Coverage
5
3
4
3
1
Insect/Termite Resistance
5
2
2
5
1
Warp Resistance
5
5
1
3
1
Rot Resistance
5
5
5
4
1
Moisture Resistance
5
3
2
2
1
Thermal Expansion Resistance
5
5
1
4
5
Choice of Profiles
5
1
1
3
4
Health Risks
5
5
4
1
5
Fire Resistance
5
4
1
4
1
Overall Rating
4.9
3.7
2.8
3.5
2.5