What is the Most Durable Siding?

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Home with durable siding - learning about different durable siding choices from Legit Exterior

Fiber cement siding is generally the most durable siding for homes because it’s moisture-resistant, rot-resistant, and warp-resistant. If you’re looking for high-durability at a great value, fiber cement siding is a solid choice.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is a popular choice for homes in the Pacific Northwest. While its styles can vary based on your preference, (wood-like to stucco) the panels are all made the same — from cement and cellulose fibers. So not only is this dense siding waterproof, but it’s also fireproof and soundproof, protecting your home for years to come.

Because fiber cement siding doesn’t rot, you’ll only need to have your siding painted every 7 to 10 years. Whereas regular wood siding would need to be painted sooner because cracked paint can become a liability when it comes to the signs of rot.

To ensure your fiber cement remains durable longer, you’ll want to clean it using a soft-bristled brush or cloth. Just avoid any harsh chemicals as this can harm the finish.


Brick is another popular option for home exteriors. While it can take on extreme weather, it’s expensive to install and can be expensive to repair.


Vinyl is another common material used for home siding because of its affordability. It’s also resistant to cracking, rotting, swelling, and warping. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of colors and styles like scalloped, shake, and more.


Stucco is another common material for siding, in fact, it was one of the first materials used for home siding. It remains to be one of the topmost durable siding options for homes. While traditional stucco is made from a combination of cement, water, lime, and sand, synthetic stucco is also an option. Just keep in mind that it may not blend well with other homes in your neighborhood.

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