Metal vs Vinyl

When comparing metal siding vs vinyl siding, consider how long you plan to be in your home. With a lifetime limited warranty that’s transferable, sustainable metal siding will keep your family safe and dry for as long as you own your home.

The options for style and color of metal vs vinyl siding are comparable. We offer a variety of elegant styles, colors and finishes to match your home’s aesthetic.

Because of vinyl’s popularity, vinyl siding comparisons are common. The chart below can help you make an informed decision on metal siding vs vinyl siding for your home.

Feature EDCO Metal Siding Vinyl Siding
  • Does not absorb water
  • Will not swell, decompose or develop mold over time
  • Since vinyl expands and contracts, it isn’t sealed to keep out water
  • If water seeps in, mold, mildew and rotting can result
  • Realistic wood grain look
  • Low-gloss finish that more closely resembles painted wood
  • Tends to fade over time.
  • Lifetime non-protated limited warranty that is transferrable
  • Includes material and labor
  • Vinyl siding warranties vary by manufacturer. However, typical vinyl siding limited warranties are non-prorated
Fire Resistance
  • Not susceptible to deformation from exposure to heat sources
  • Non-combustible
  • It is a combustible material but will not ignite unless exposed to flames from an existing fire
  • Will melt if exposed to a significant heat source
  • Little to no caulking required
  • Overlapping of siding panels allows for expansion and contraction due to temperature changes
  • No nailheads are exposed
  • Not typically installed during colder months to reduce chance of it cracking
  • Can be installed over nearly any surface as long as its straight and watertight
  • Manufactured with at least 25% recycled steel
  • 100% recyclable
  • Not a “Green” Product and generally not recyclable. PVC can release carcinogens in the air at high temperatures
  • Approx. 100 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Approx. 45-60 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Easily acclimates to any weather condition and will not chip, crack or peel
  • Cold weather can cause vinyl to crack
Hail and Fade Protection
  • 35-year fade warranty
  • 50-year hail protection
  • Hail not typically included in warranty. Generally, vinyl does not stand up to hail
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Requires periodic cleaning with mild soap and water