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Types of Multi-Family Siding for Apartment Exterior Renovations

Selecting the right material for your multi-family property siding is crucial for both aesthetic appeal and protecting your building from the elements. You want your multi-family property to look great and last long–and finding the right siding partner is the first step.

At ASH, we install, update, and repair high-quality, durable siding in an array of styles, textures, colors, and materials. Our commitment to quality workmanship and materials means that our siding can protect your property for years to come, and in this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common siding materials for multi-family properties and which may be the best choice for you.

James Hardie siding
The ASH team’s go-to siding material for multi family properties is James Hardie, the world’s highest-performing fiber cement siding that comes in styles suited for every type of property design, from historic to modern. Featuring baked-on ColorPlus technology that’s highly resistant to fading or chipping, James Hardie siding requires less frequent maintenance than other materials and is extremely durable.

Here are just a few more benefits of Hardie siding:

  • Cost-efficient: fiber cement siding costs less than wood upfront and is also more resistant to pests and water damage, giving you more bang for your buck.
  • Climate specificity: James Hardie siding is engineered for specific climates to ensure that your multi-family property gets the best performance for your region.
  • Protection from fire, combustion, and hail: unlike many vinyl sidings, fiber cement siding is non-combustible and resistant to fire and hail, giving your multi-family property greater security and longevity.

Fiber cement vs. vinyl siding
For years, vinyl siding was the siding of choice for multi-family properties. Advances in fiber cement siding technology has made it the better choice in terms of value and durability. Fiber cement siding offers several specific advantages over vinyl siding, as shown in the chart below.

Fiber cement Vinyl
   Thickness 0.25 inches 0.05 inches
   Weather-resistant Highly resistant to wind, rain, freezing temperatures, and hail More affected by the elements
   Heat and combustibility Noncombustible and resistant to damage from extreme heat Vulnerable to melting caused by flames, grills, and solar heat
   Color Resistant to fade, even after 2,000 hours of UV light exposure Can fade at noticeably different rates, creating color inconsistency


Ready to transform your multi-family siding? ASH is here to help.
If you want to improve your multi-family property’s durability and curb appeal through siding repair or renovation, our team would love to work with you! We have decades of experience with multi-family exterior renovation, and can help you make the best siding decision for your residents–and your bottom line. Contact us today to learn more!