Popular Siding Options For Your Minneapolis Home

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What are the most popular siding options among Minneapolis homeowners?

Siding replacement is our chief competency at Craftsman’s Choice. It plays a significant role in insulating your home and contributes to the overall exterior aesthetic. Nowadays, there are many ways to side your home with materials like fiber cement, vinyl, and wood.

This article will explain the most popular siding materials, including our recommendation for James Hardie Siding.

Three of the Most Popular Siding Options

  1. Wood
    • Wood is one of the oldest ways to side your home. Traditional wood, with no synthetic additives, has an attractive, classical appearance, reminiscent of log cabins or even the “colonial” home style. The drawback is its vulnerability to moisture and other sources of deterioration. Although there are modern wood adaptations that minimize the problem to an extent, you can never eliminate the risk of wood rot, mold, and woodpecker damage.
  2. Vinyl
    • Vinyl is a popular choice because it can be made to look nice while still being budget friendly. Granted, you get what you pay for with vinyl siding. It won’t fall apart immediately, but it has less durability than thicker materials, and some of the same moisture problems as wood. It’s common to drive around town and find houses with lots of algae along the side, a problem most frequent with vinyl materials. You probably won’t ever hear “We love our vinyl siding!!”
  3. Fiber Cement (Best Option)
    • Fiber cement is our preferred installation material for many reasons. The James Hardie company created it in the 1980s by fusing Portland cement with cellulose fibers and other synthetic materials. It lasts longer than the other options and has plenty of beautiful color schemes.

Why We Think James Hardie Siding is King

There are several significant reasons to consider James Hardie Siding if you’re pursuing a replacement project. Unlike wood and vinyl, you don’t have to address peeling, warping, cracking, and other deformities nearly as often. Many versions, like HardiePlank can last several decades, way beyond warranty coverage.

You also earn a critical advantage that doesn’t exist with wood or treated wood siding: fire resistance. Not only does fiber cement never succumb to woodpeckers, but it’s also flame retardant. That’s just all the more peace of mind you get from this overlooked home safety upgrade.

Don’t forget, however, that many of the advantages to James Hardie Siding depend on proper installation. That’s why Craftsman’s Choice offers our dependable service as one of the manufacturer’s Elite Preferred installation contractors. This is how you can ensure proper assembly and that your Hardie boards will stay in place for a long time.

How Do You Know When to Redo Your Siding?

Minnesota homeowners have several motivations for replacing their siding, which usually amount to either addressing worn out materials or upgrading their exterior aesthetic. Broken siding boards are a major problem that you can’t ignore forever. If you’re suffering from higher energy bills, water intrusion, termite problems, or other damages, then it may be time to redo your siding.

Of course, as we mentioned, you may simply want to add home value, especially when the other homes in your neighborhood have better siding. Premium materials, like fiber cement, are a great way to accomplish this. You can browse around our website to see a cornucopia of gorgeous colors available with fiber cement.

Explore Popular Siding Options, Like Fiber Cement, with Craftsman’s Choice

If you have further questions about siding materials, then we’re more than happy to address those in person or over the phone. One of the other things that makes James Hardie Siding so popular in Minneapolis is that it protects your home against harsh winter weather. Provided you work with a reliable contractor, like Craftsman’s Choice, you can enjoy much warmer winters with durable and effective home siding.

Contact us anytime to learn all about popular siding options along with our outstanding installation services.

Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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