Millions of homeowners choose various types of siding for their home exteriors. It’s a low-maintenance option that’s also cost-effective. However, regardless of the type of siding you choose, it can start to look worn over time. As such, you must replace it to ensure your home continues to reflect the look you want.

To streamline choosing the right siding for you, our team at The Construction Group put together a list of factors to consider regarding replacement siding.

Consider How Long You Want the Siding to Last

You have many options when it comes to siding. You can choose from vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, and wood siding, just to name a few. However, each type of siding has its lifecycle. When you choose your replacement siding, consider its longevity.

By choosing a siding that lasts a long time, you avoid the hassle of replacing it in a few years.

Choose Siding Based On Its Effectiveness

With so many options to choose from when it comes to siding, it’s imperative that you choose a siding option based on its effectiveness. Since not all siding options have the same benefits, choose the siding that will work best for you.

For instance, metal siding is eco-friendly, and it doesn’t rot. It may be better for you than vinyl if you are concerned about mold.

Consider the Overall Look

The fact that you are considering replacing your siding means you value how your home looks. Fortunately, with siding, you can get a variety of looks. If you want your home to look like a cottage, you can do it with the right siding.

With that in mind, you should choose a siding option to transform your home’s exterior.

5 Types of Siding to Consider

A professional siding installer like The Construction Group will be happy to recommend the best type of siding for your home and your budget. If you have difficulty choosing textures, colors, or materials, we can show you which ones go best with your home’s current exterior design!

Here are the most popular siding materials: vinyl, cedar, fiber cement, engineered wood, and steel.


Of all types of home siding, vinyl is the most popular and least expensive. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI), it can also have cheaper installation costs. Vinyl siding can be installed over nearly any surface, even brick or stucco. It also comes in various colors and designs, even the wood-grain look.

Vinyl siding is suitable for not only new construction but also for renovating older homes.


Cedar is a light wood that’s easy to install, offers a natural acoustic barrier, and is a terrific insulator. It is great as an insulator because of the density – less heat is transported through the wood, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

People choose cedar siding, or cedar shake, for its style and durability.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement, for the most part, is a synthetic siding made by mixing Portland cement, sand, and water. This semi-rigid material is durable, somewhat flexible, and has a wood-like appearance, making it look more natural.

This type of siding is easy to paint, mold and insect resistant, fire-retardant, and can handle wide temperature fluctuations. However, it’s slightly more expensive than vinyl siding and requires periodic maintenance.

LP Smartside (Engineered Wood)

LP SmartSide lap siding is made from engineered wood, meaning the core material is wood. It is resistant to some fungal elements, termites, and moisture.

Homeowners often choose LP SmartSide lap siding when searching for a material with a similar aesthetic to wood but with greater resistance and longevity, making it an attractive siding option.


Metal siding protects your home against pests, severe weather, and high winds. It’s very energy efficient, durable, yet more expensive than vinyl.

Another benefit of steel is its eco-friendliness – it can be recycled once it reaches the end of its lifespan.

The Construction Group: Your Minneapolis Siding Specialists

At The Construction Group, we are the go-to siding professionals around Minneapolis and St. Paul. We offer our customers a variety of siding options that are effective, durable, and have a long life. We stand by our work, even offering manufacturers’ and work warranties.

If you are searching for a siding option, contact us for a free estimate or call us today at 651-731-5857.