Cedar shingles, or “shakes,” are a classic American home siding material that blends beautifully with wooded landscapes and waterfronts. Shakes offer the natural look of real wood but usually require less maintenance than wood clapboard.
Vinyl siding is made from a PVC plastic. Unlike wood or cedar, it won’t rot or flake. Vinyl is also less expensive to purchase and install than most other siding materials.
Aluminum siding can dent and fade, but it won’t crack. Also, aluminum is fireproof and not usually considered harmful to your health or the environment.