Vinyl Siding
vs. Stucco Siding

Vinyl Siding vs. Stucco Siding

Are you a recent home buyer looking to spruce up your new purchase? Are you interested in learning about your siding options? Advanced Window Systems wants to help you decide what siding material is the right choice for you.
Stucco siding and vinyl siding are both cladding materials that are used in the siding of homes and businesses around the world. Both of these materials are preferred for their durability, low maintenance, and style, however affordability can vary when it comes to cost.

Since the 50’s, when vinyl siding was first introduced, vinyl siding has become a popular choice due to its affordability when compared to other exterior cladding materials. Vinyl siding is a great choice for homeowners that are looking to cut costs when it comes to their home budget. Vinyl siding has the ability to reduce maintenance costs while increasing home value and energy efficiency.

Stucco is costlier than vinyl siding, and stucco siding’s cost can build substantially throughout your years as a homeowner. Stucco siding can develop holes and stains over time making homeowners rack up unwanted maintenance chores and costs. Furthermore, to restore your home to its proper condition you may find yourself hiring a professional to get the job done.


Stucco siding is a material usually made of cement, sand, lime, and water. When applied in a three coat base it provides a durable and seamless home exterior. Due to the complexities involved with stucco installation it always requires a pro’s expertise. Vinyl siding is much easier to install, and more often than not do-it-yourselfers can install or repair it themselves to cut costs. Vinyl siding also takes a lesser amount of time to install than stucco siding.


Vinyl siding is one of the best low-maintenance options in the siding market. Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance-free, it has great durability, and can even survive in severe weather. Vinyl siding never needs to be repainted, and only requires a simple soap and water rinse to keep it’s like-new appearance. Although vinyl siding can crack or need repair, more often than not, these repairs can be done at a low cost by the homeowner themselves. Vinyl siding is known to last more than twenty five years if maintained.

Although Stucco siding is not high maintenance, it does require more maintenance than vinyl siding. Stucco siding is prone to staining, cracking, and holes that can add maintenance fees. If these cracks and holes go untreated in stucco siding, water damage could potentially ruin walls creating extraordinary costs. When cleaning stucco siding some elbow grease is required, and in order to deal with stubborn stains you may find yourself scrubbing your home with light soap and a bristled brush. However, if properly maintained, stucco siding can last more than twenty years.


When looking into style, it really depends on what you as a homeowner prefer. Vinyl siding can give both a traditional or modern appeal to any home. Vinyl siding gives homeowners hundreds of colors and a large spectrum of designs including: Horizontal or vertical paneling, scalloped shingles, shake shingles, and more; Vinyl siding can even imitate the look of traditional wood homes. The wide variety of colors paired with the various styles that vinyl siding offers gives homeowners an unparalleled amount of options when designing their home.

Stucco siding is preferred for its seamless and more natural appearance. Stucco siding is a very popular siding material in the Midwest, and is a must-have for spanish-style homes. Stucco siding is often seen in colors such as white, beige, and brown, however you do see it in brighter tones such as orange, coral, or yellow.

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