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Vinyl or Stucco?

Vinyl or Stucco?

Giving strong thought to what kind of siding you want for your home is a big decision since it will last you years and, of course, it can’t be easily redone. Your choice of siding will represent a personality for your home as well as protect against the harsh elements of your environment. Choosing the wrong type for your area could even decrease the value of your home. On the flip side, siding done right can add beauty to a home and drive up its market value. Depending on where you live, both vinyl and stucco could both be an option, but usually, there’s a deciding factor that will push you one way. Keep reading to find out if vinyl or stucco siding is best for you.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is typically the more affordable type of siding. Vinyl is best-suited in warmer, humid climates, but is also used the most in the U.S. in just about every region except the southwest.

Characteristics of Vinyl Siding

  • Appearance – Vinyl siding is available in a very wide array of colors and designs, making customizing your house much more possible.
  • Weather Resistance – Vinyl does OK against heavy winds, poorly against heavy hail and poorly against fire and very hot temperatures. However, it holds up great in humid climates.
  • Repair, Maintenance and Installation – Vinyl siding is easily repaired when damaged, very easily cleaned and easily installed. A major storm is the main concern when it comes to vinyl durability.
  • Insulation Rating – Vinyl siding can be bought with or without foam insulation. Foam-insulated vinyl is recommended for those who live in cold-winter climates because the house is able to retain more heat during winter. It’s also great for summer because the insulation keeps the hot air from penetrating the home.
  • Durability – Vinyl generally has a lifespan of 20-30 years, but it may get damaged and need repair from heavy storms and winds.

Reasons to get vinyl siding include affordability, resistance to humidity and the option for extra insulation for cold climates.

Stucco

Stucco is a great option for people who live in the southwest region of the United States. Stucco itself is not expensive, but it generally takes longer to install, resulting in higher labor costs. Stucco can be painted on in different colors and textures to match the vibe of your area.

Characteristics of Stucco

  • Appearance – Stucco has more of a clean, smooth texture compared to the pattern type of siding provided by vinyl. Some stucco can be more rough in texture, which is popular in desert states.
  • Weather Resistance – Stucco does well in all types of weather, except for extreme cold and extreme humidity. In that type of climate, you would be better off with siding that provides extra insulation. Stucco stands up great in windy conditions. but may need minor patch jobs for small cracks and nicks.
  • Durability – Stucco is quite durable since it is painted on and cannot be ripped off by storms like vinyl. However, it can become stained over time and need to be repainted due to weather and extreme amounts of sun. Stucco can last 50+ years if holes and blemishes are patched up regularly.
  • Installation – Installation is a little more tedious because instead of just attaching a wide panel, you have to paint every inch of the outside of the house.
  • Insulation Rating – Stucco hardens to create a strong shield around your home that protects against the elements and helps to seal in both heat and cool air, depending on the season.

Reasons to invest in stucco siding include the simplicity of maintenance and long-lasting durability. It also requires less energy to keep the air warmer or cooler inside, which is especially useful for the extremely hot months that occur in southwest summers.

Conclusion

Vinyl is a great, affordable option for those who live in cold-winter and high-humidity climates. Extra insulation is a benefit that stucco cannot provide. On the other hand, stucco is much more suitable for those who live in hot, dry climates typically seen in the southwest. The maintenance is also much easier and can be done by the homeowner.

Choose Advanced Window Products for your Vinyl Siding Needs

Advanced Windows Products has been providing high-quality work in Utah for years, and we would love to help you fall in love with your home. Our siding is affordable and our service is top-notch, providing you great value for your money. We have excellent financing options as well! No money down, and 0% interest for 60 monthsContact Advanced Windows Products now and tell us about your siding needs, and we will lay out your best options. Call us at 801-505-9622, or get an appointment for a free bid by filling out our online form. Advanced Window Products is a one-stop shop for all of your new house and renovation needs as we also specialize in window installation, doors and composite wood siding.

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Mike Lundquist
Mike Lundquist
18:39 29 Sep 20
Ken Jankowski was my Salesman. I had heard commercials for Advanced windows and as a Realtor for over 17 years I see what type of windows fail over just a few years that the newer and most of the large builders use. CHEAP! I wanted quality windows with a warranty against a failed seal, or blemishes and that looked good and solid.Ken showed me the windows, and explained his lifetime warranty..... I have used the warranty twice.... No issues no hassle. They came out and fixed a scraped piece of vinyl. Also after the installation the screen guy said that one of the screens was not right.... I didn't see it but he did and the next week installed a new one.I cannot say enough good things about this company. THanks for being so honest and professional in every step of the way.
Ted Twogood
Ted Twogood
17:42 29 Sep 20
We are finishing replacing our windows using Advanced. They replaced some of them a few years ago. Ken is very professional and we like that we are supporting a Utah company. The windows are also the best we could find as well. Would recommend to anyone.
Marissa Burns
Marissa Burns
02:31 13 Aug 20
We replaced 1/2 of our windows using Advanced Windows almost two years ago. They have been a big improvement! We are now replacing the other 1/2 using Advanced. Ken is very friendly and knows his stuff. Thank you Advanced!
Josh Burns
Josh Burns
02:25 13 Aug 20
Advanced windows replaced most of our windows 10+ years ago.. they have honored their guarantee throughout the years. We had the rest of our windows recently replaced, again, they continued to be a great experience! Ken, John and the phone staff were polite and professional. Thank You Advanced
Carrie Gause
Carrie Gause
01:06 06 Aug 20
The ladies in the front office great you with a beautiful smile and are so helpful and knowledgeable about the products.
Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris
19:41 04 Aug 20
Updated review:After playing phone tag with Ken, we were able to setup a time for a quote. Product looks great and Ken is a nice salesman. After a little hiccup at the beginning with communication, I was happy to see them work so hard to make an appointment to give a bid. I will more than likely be purchasing windows through them. As mentioned, their product looks great and they look to have many benefits when buying through them. Ken even explained the process of wrapping the original wood exterior so there would be no need to paint and maintain (house is an old ‘50s style with original wood and brick exterior). I did appreciate him taking the time to explain that process.Thanks for the work on reaching out and fitting in a time to swing by to bid out these old, wood windows.Well, I was ready to buy windows and placed an inquiry on their website. Received a call the next business day, even got a text message. I missed the call because I was in meetings for work. I even replied to the text message. I called back the next day and haven’t heard back. I suppose they must have enough business since they clearly don’t want mine
Michael Gura
Michael Gura
16:51 28 Jun 20
I bought windows from Darren at advanced windows, I couldn’t be happier with the price, and the way they turned out, I can really tell a difference. I would highly recommend advance windows to everyone.
Ryleigh Marie
Ryleigh Marie
01:14 26 Jun 20
Advanced Window was so great to work with! They were super responsive for me and even texted me back when I asked if the lead test was going to cost me (which it didn't). I also loved how much they respected social distancing and wore masks during COVID. Very professional!
Olivia Gochnour
Olivia Gochnour
18:22 09 Jun 20
Darrin came out to give me a quote and was AMAZING!!! I was recommended to him from my cousin who had her windows done and spoke very highly of every person who came to her house, but Darrin made the biggest impression and I can see why. Great service, was on time, very professional, and gave it to me straight of what is needed in my house - and at a great price! Thanks Darrin!!!
Kaitlynd Wagner
Kaitlynd Wagner
18:03 09 Jun 20
I'm very happy with the quality of my new windows. The staff was very professional. If I need anymore to do with windows I will be using them again.
Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts
12:30 08 Jun 20
I love my new windows! The staff was very friendly and professional.
Danielle Roberts
Danielle Roberts
01:15 02 Jun 20
Advanced Window Products was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Darin came out and gave us our estimate. He was respectful of our budget and answered all our questions about the difference in window options, financing, and different rebates available. It took 5 weeks between ordering and the installation. Chris and Trent came and installed our windows. They worked quickly and efficiently. They cleaned up after themselves and made sure the window looked great! I'm very impressed with Advanced and would recommend them any day.
Katie Call
Katie Call
03:23 14 May 20
We couldn’t be more pleased with our interaction with the personnel at Advanced Windows. From the salesman (Todd) to the two installers John & Dale. Both installers arrived on time gave us an advance call to let us know they were on the way. The installation was excellent especially the wrap they installed around our front windows.When the job was done everything was cleaned up. They also knew their products and were excellent representatives of their company. They also were very careful to observe social distance with the virus guidelines.Very pleased with all 12 windows.
Dale Cherrington
Dale Cherrington
01:19 10 Apr 20
Awesome new location!
Dave Bacigalupo
Dave Bacigalupo
20:25 18 Mar 20
Advanced Window Products were amazing to work with! Not only were they professional, on time, and efficient, but they made me feel comfortable and helped explain the whole process to me! The quality of the window is amazing and we could tell a difference instantly after it was installed. We will definitely be using them again in the future!
Emily Hickok
Emily Hickok
21:33 13 Mar 20
I priced around and felt Advanced by far had the better price and quality. The price was so good that I did all 14 windows instead of the 10 I had originally planned. The salesman was punctual and friendly he explained things well. The same with the installers. They were on time and worked quickly very nice people. I would strongly recommend them.
Thomas Cavanaugh
Thomas Cavanaugh
18:29 25 Feb 20
During the whole process from the initial call, to the quote, to the measurements, to the installation, to financing Advanced Windows staff was so helpful and professional! They also had the best price (by far) of any of the window companies I contacted, the quality of the product is amazing, and I love that they manufacture the windows in Utah in an environmentally friendly facility! If I ever need windows again, Advanced will be my first call!
Lilly Leiran
Lilly Leiran
19:02 21 Feb 20
We had quotes from five other companies before we went with Advanced. They had the best quality windows, pricing, warranties, and rebates. They replaced all of our upstairs windows and they look awesome! We had some really cold weather when they were put in so some of the caulking cracked. We called them and they came back and recaulked without a problem. We will definitely be using them again!
Jenny Hamson
Jenny Hamson
22:27 20 Feb 20
We loved Advanced Windows. We had them do a sliding door for us a few years back and now they are replacing all our windows. They are well constructed sturdy windows! They are very professional to work with without being overbearing or pushy. Ask for Ken! He is so easy to work with.
Tyler Hickok
Tyler Hickok
20:43 10 Feb 20
They did a good job of getting what I need (just one window) for a good price.
Levi and Becca Darrington
Levi and Becca Darrington
00:57 17 Jan 20
Great people, great products, and great service!
Jason Taukiuvea
Jason Taukiuvea
04:38 16 Jan 20
Advanced came out quick and installed my entire house's windows in about 7 hours. The windows are amazing quality, and the installation was effortless.
Logan Cottle
Logan Cottle
04:08 15 Jan 20
Great experience all around from purchase to installation. Low pressure sales and he actually advised when not to add in certain types of doors. The installation crew was awesome and incredibly fast. The best part for me was they obviously had a new guy on the crew who had tons of questions. One of the Sr installers was patient with him and helped him learn as they were putting in a big complex window.
MICHAEL CRESSLER
MICHAEL CRESSLER
14:39 11 Jan 20
This is my second time using Advanced Windows. They redid all of my main floor windows and now I am using them for my basement windows. They are knowledgeable, patient, and kind! I’m so grateful! Thanks!!!
Lauren Kitchens
Lauren Kitchens
23:04 17 Dec 19
Have worked with Ken and Advanced Window Products on two projects. Both completed professionally and timely. Sales was a consultative, no pressure experience and installation on this latest project of 10 windows and a sliding door was completed in less than a day with friendly installers. Love the new features of their products. Thanks guys!
Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison
23:12 22 Nov 19
Very reasonable price and good service. I was given them wrong information of my windshield type because I know nothing about car parts when I made appointment with them on the phone, so they ordered the wrong thing. They just found out when I made it to my appointment. However, they handled it beautifully and quickly order another one for me right away. They finished it in the next 3 hours, which was fast over my expectation. Well done!
Châu Minh
Châu Minh
14:58 09 Nov 19
Thank you for your help in fixing my dog door. The gentleman that came out was awesome. Thank you, Patty Jones
Patty Jones
Patty Jones
21:54 07 Nov 19
Grate company grate sales men rob is the best
Chris Huffaker
Chris Huffaker
00:17 27 Oct 19
They worked with us on price the salesman was informative and listened to what we needed and could afford. And then there's the two installers John and Dale 🙄 what great guys. They put up with me wandering around and dying to help. They showed up on time and worked all day finishing both at the same time what a great pair of guys. I'm so happy with the finished product five stars + would recommend Advanced window hands down. GREAT JOB GUYS 👍
Peter Crookston
Peter Crookston
23:47 16 Oct 19
Great service. For some reason, the previous 5 glass companies I called for help ignored me, but Advanced Glass got to me within the hour. While they weren't able to work on my specific window issue, Darren went above and beyond to point me in the right direction and referred me to a company that was able to get me the help I needed. Thank you!
Tyler Norman
Tyler Norman
16:50 14 Oct 19
This company is great! GAVE MY A GREAT PRICE ON GREAT WINDOWS. The installers were fantastic ! they are master craftsmen. They were fast and cleaner up after they finished the job. You could not even tell they were here, the job was so clean. I love my new windows, should have replaced them years ago. If you need windows, Advanced Window Products is for you! Thanks for a great job!!
Clarisse Lunt
Clarisse Lunt
03:39 14 Oct 19
I have had my windows for a week and I am so happy. I needed 10 windows replaced and am very satisfied with everything. The installer was a genuinely nice man and customer service has been excellent. I will do business with them again and recommend them to everyone.
Elizabeth E
Elizabeth E
21:13 11 Oct 19
Great company! Very satisfied! Rob is a great salesman!
John Bozung
John Bozung
13:54 07 Oct 19
I had a very good experience with Advanced Windows. The entire process was drawn out because I am located in southern Utah. Each step was delayed until they had enough customers to justify traveling this far from Salt Lake City. Even so, I felt they provided services to me as quickly as possible given my location. Every single person I had contact with gave their all to give me a quality customer experience.
Joyce Booth
Joyce Booth
21:07 06 Oct 19