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Head to Head Comparison: Everlast Composite Siding vs Wood Clapboard Siding

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Traditional wood clapboard siding is undeniably beautiful, but it's also one of the most labor-intensive materials to maintain —especially on older homes. Today, homeowners can find siding alternatives that give the look and feel of wood, but without all the work. Here, we do a head-to-head comparison of wood clapboard siding vs. Everlast composite siding to understand the key differences between these popular siding options.

Here are few more informative posts about Everlast composite siding:

Let's get into the core of today's comparison:

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Wood clapboards aren't exactly fragile, but they bruise more easily than you think. Typically, homeowners will deal with either water, insect, or wind damage sooner rather than later. When wood gets wet, it starts to expand and rot. Termites or other insects may be disproportionately attracted to the wood, and wind will kick up debris that wears away at the wood's beauty. Everlast, on the other hand, is a quarter of an inch thick to handle even the toughest of storms, and completely resistant to both water and insect damage. It's a composite material made of granular stone and a strong polymeric resin to bind it all together.



It's true that wood clapboards are beautiful, but it's not the only way to get the traditional look of wood. Everlast is styled to look like wood clapboards, without subjecting your home to damage. While wood clapboards can be painted any color at any time, Everlast siding also comes in a number of different designer colors, allowing for the look you want without the regular maintenance - not to mention premium protection from the outside elements.


Long-Term Maintenance

Wood has to be repainted or re-stained every few years, plus it has to be repaired whenever there's property damage. Rot especially needs to be dealt with immediately, or the entire home structure could be threatened. Everlast never has to be repainted, and it's built to ward off the common enemies to your home's structure. It's even built to resist high heat and fires, which can help protect your whole neighborhood from damage.


Long-Term Cost

Both Everlast composite siding and wood clapboard siding are beautiful investments for your home. However, Everlast composite siding is a better long term investment considering the high costs of maintenance with repainting wood siding every 8-10 years to keep up the aesthetic appeal versus Everlast which never needs paint and genetic makeup of the product. Everlast is one of the premier suppliers of composite siding here in the Northeast. Everlast composite siding does not dent; it is lightweight, easy to install, extremely cost-effective; and it is not subject to rot or insect damage. It is also guaranteed for 20 years or more.


All in all, both siding options are stunning additions to your home, however given the prior considerations of durability, aesthetic appeal, long-term maintenance and invest, it's easy to see why Everlast siding would outshine wood siding. Many Northeasterners have already installed Everlast on their homes for years on end and enjoy the liberty and peace of mind knowing their home is well protected against the harsh natural elements of New England.

For more information about how you can get Everlast for your home in MA, RI, NH or CT, you can request a free estimate by calling 877-262-8807 or request here.


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