Metal vs Vinyl

Feature EDCO Metal Siding Vinyl Siding
Moisture
  • 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
Appearance
  • Realistic wood grain look
  • Low-gloss finish that more closely resembles painted wood
  • Tends to fade over time.
Warranty
  • 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
Installation
  • 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
Sustainability
  • 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
Weight
  • Approx. 100 lbs per 100 sq. feet
  • Approx. 45-60 lbs per 100 sq. feet
Durability
  • 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
Maintenance
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Requires periodic cleaning with mild soap and water