The benefits of faux wood siding include affordability and weather resistance. This type of siding is also insect-resistant and requires less maintenance than genuine wooden siding.
Faux wood siding consists of vinyl planks painted to look like wood panels. Unlike wooden siding, faux wood panels are not vulnerable to rotting, termites and moisture damage. This type of siding comes in a wide range of colors and does not require painting or staining. Its cost is approximately half of the cost of wooden siding, according to HouseLogic.
One drawback of faux wood siding is that it cannot be painted or stained after installation. This makes it particularly important to choose the color carefully.