ABC Seamless Steel vs.Vinyl, James Hardie & Smartside


Below you will find a comparison of widely used siding products.

Ratings:
5 – Superior
4 – Above Average
3 – Average
2 – Poor
1 – Extremely Poor

Seamless Steel vs. Vinyl, James Hardie & Smartside Comparison Chart
  ABC Seamless Steel Vinyl James Hardie Board Smartside
Overall Rating 4.9 2.9 2.9 3.2
Appearance of Seams 5 1 2 2
Fade Resistance 5 3 3 3
Chalk Resistance 5 4 3 3
Dent Resistance 4 4 4 4
Long-Term Durability 5 3 2 2
Resistance to Bitterness
and Cold Weather
5 2 4 4
Prefinished Color Range 5 2 3 3
Ease of Maintenance 5 5 2 2
Warranty Coverage 5 3 3 3
Insect Resistance 5 2 4 4
Warp Resistance 5 2 3 3
Rot Resistance 5 5 4 4
Moisture Resistance 5 3 2 2
Thermal Expansion Resistance 5 1 4 4
Choice of Profiles 5 3 3 4
Health Risks 5 5 1 5
Fire Resistance 5 2 4 4
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