Is composite siding cheaper than wood?

How Much Does Composite Siding Cost? Composite costs about $4 to $6.50 per square foot installed, which is more expensive than 100 percent artificial materials such as vinyl but cheaper than cedar or other solid wood products. If your house needs 1,500 square feet of siding, that works out to $6,000 to $9,750.

Which is better composite or vinyl siding?

Durability Composite sidings are very durable and can stay on your building for 30 years or more. The material is very strong and hardly gets damaged. On the other hand, vinyl sidings last for about 10 to 15 years, which is far much shorter than the lifespan of composite siding.

What is composite siding?

Composite wood is an exterior siding made of scrap wood that’s compressed and bonded together with resins. Treated with chemical treatments to ward of fungi and insects, composite often comes pre-primed and ready to paint. It’s also available already finished with one of many styles we offer that mimic real wood.

How thick is composite siding?

The All-Weather system features 5.5”-wide composite siding boards while the European boards are 4.8” wide with three raised sections to give it an especially narrow appearance.

Can you paint composite siding?

With Everlast composite siding colors, homeowners get a beautiful, rich color without the worries of upkeep and maintenance. If, however, a change of color is desired, it is easily attained through painting, all while keeping the siding pest and moisture repellent.

Is composite siding more expensive than vinyl?

You can find vinyl siding on the price range of as low as $5 and increasing up to $12.50 or more depending upon the quality and the type of the sidings. The thicker and more insulated the product, the more is the price. On the other hand, composite sidings can cost you from $10.50 to as high as $30 or more.

Does composite siding need to be painted?

One of the benefits of Everlast composite siding is the fact that it is almost entirely maintenance-free. It is pest repellent, moisture repellent, and never requires painting.

Can composite siding rot?

Composite siding doesn’t expand or rot when exposed to moisture. It is waterproof, whereas wood and vinyl are not, and so it is also resistant to mold. This feature helps ensure the structural stability of your home more so than wood or vinyl, which can crack when exposed to extreme temperatures.

How do you cut composite siding?


  1. When cutting fiber-cement siding with circular saw, use a blade that has only four or six teeth.
  2. To keep dust to a minimum, use a circular saw that’s equipped with either a dust-collection bag or electric fan that blows dust into a bucket.
  3. For a slow, but virtually dustless way to cut siding, use power shears.

What is Everlast Composite Siding?

Everlast Composite Siding is a beautiful advanced composite siding that resembles the appearance of cedar wood clapboards while offering a top-quality, longer-lasting and low maintenance siding solution. Paint Free. Everlast Composite Siding does not require painting like wood siding or fiber cement siding.

What are the different styles of composite siding?

At NewTechWood, you can choose between two styles of composite siding options — the All-Weather System and the European-style. The All-Weather system features 5.5”-wide composite siding boards while the European boards are 4.8” wide with three raised sections to give it an especially narrow appearance.

Can composite siding be installed directly on a flat surface?

Allowing for ventilation: The composite siding cannot be installed directly on a flat surface. Instead, it must be attached to a substructure that will allow for completely unobstructed airflow, which will help prevent the absorption of water. You must leave at least an inch of free area under the siding’s surface so air can properly circulate.

What is ultrashield composite siding?

The shield gives the composite exterior wall panels unbeatable colors and textures, with highly stain and UV resistance, making it long-lasting and ultra-low maintenance. We believe our UltraShield composite siding is the best choice for anyone wanting to upgrade their exterior wall cladding.

Why NewTechWood composite wood?

NewTechWood has been a dominant force in the composite wood industry ever since its beginnings 15 years ago. It has become known around the world for its advanced, attractive and reliable composite wood products.