Metal vs Engineered Wood

Feature EDCO Metal Siding Engineered Wood Siding
Moisture
  • Does not absorb water
  • Will not swell, decompose or develop mold over time
  • Susceptible to rotting
  • If water seeps in, the material can warp and buckle
  • If not installed properly, moisture issues can be expected
Appearance
  • Realistic wood grain look
  • Mimics a cedar or smooth texture
Warranty
  • Lifetime non-protated limited warranty that is transferrable
  • Includes material and labor
  • 50-year transferable limited warranty when installed properly
  • 5-year, 100% labor and replacement warranty
Fire Resistance
  • Not susceptible to deformation from exposure to heat sources
  • Non-combustible
  • Manufactured with wood strands which provides very little protection from high-heat including fires
Installation
  • Little to no caulking required
  • Overlapping of siding panels allows for expansion and contraction due to temperature changes
  • No nailheads are exposed
  • Joints need to be caulked or have clips added which accentuate the gaps and can fade at a different rate
  • Contractors need to prep and paint every edge of every piece that is cut
  • Nails can be over driven causing exposure to moisture
Sustainability
  • Manufactured with at least 25% recycled steel
  • 100% recyclable
  • Manufactured with primarily wood strands, engineered wood is considered a renewable source
Weight
  • Approx. 100 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Approx. 150-200 lbs per 100 sq. feet
Durability
  • Easily acclimates to any weather condition and will not chip, crack or peel
  • Over time, it becomes less resistant to impact
  • It can flake and crack. In addition, it can split as product expands or contracts with climate changes
Hail and Fade Protection
  • 35-year fade warranty
  • 50-year hail protection
  • Does not cover hail greater than 1.75” in diameter
Maintenance
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Requires periodic painting, especially in areas with extended exposure to sunlight