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Know Your Siding Types

Siding replacement is one of the best improvement you can make to your Little Rock home. New siding can be a breath of fresh air for homeowners in terms of updating home beauty, style, and energy efficiency. Here at CBI Little Rock, we do our best to ensure that you’re able to find the perfect exterior for your home. There are several siding types available but only a few top the list in terms of cost, beauty, durability, and efficiency so it’s important to know your siding types.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is among the most popular choices in the industry. It’s moderately priced but doesn’t sacrifice beauty or efficiency. It’s made up of a vinyl polymer to create a siding product of exceptional durability and style. Additionally, it requires little to no maintenance and never needs to be painted since the color is ingrained in the panels.

Our best-selling siding is a special vinyl composite siding that’s fused together with an insulated foam backing. The foam backing provides an extra barrier between you and the outside, in turn, keeping you more comfortable inside your home all year long. The foam backer also enhances exterior noise reduction, durability, form, rigidity, and elimination of unsightly seams.

Wood Siding

There’s no dispute that wood siding looks great, which is its strongest advantage. There are many wood species from which you can choose, each possessing a distinct and rich look steeped in architectural tradition. However, wood siding has the unfortunate disadvantage that it is on the expensive side. The production and labor costs tend to put the option just outside of reach. Wood siding is also far more laborious to maintain throughout the years and is more susceptible to pest infestation.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement siding is made with a mixture of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. Its unique composition make it exceptionally strong, durable, and resistant to pests. It’s also resistant to rot, impacts, and fire. Unfortunately, this variety of siding is also on the more expensive side of the spectrum when compared to its vinyl composite cousin. Fiber cement is also a siding that requires painting and other maintenance as time passes.


Aluminum siding was once a very viable option in lieu of the more expensive wooden variety. However, it has since fallen from grace as more financially viable siding options became available. Due to its lackluster energy efficiency and aesthetic, it has fallen behind in popularity when compared to vinyl and fiber cement. Aside from its poor energy efficiency, aluminum siding also tends suffer more from general impacts than the more popular varieties.

Siding Experts in Little Rock

Now that you know more about the siding options that are available, you can start shopping around. At CBI Little Rock, we gladly carry the highly effective foam-backed vinyl composite siding type. We’re more than happy to provide you with a free siding quote the moment you contact us. Let us help improve the quality and beauty of your home today!


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