Composite Siding: Long-Term Exterior Protection

Composite siding is one of the newer alternatives to wood siding along with vinyl. It’s a step up from cedar and is the best choice if you want an exterior wall cover that’s durable and long-lasting, and can positively affect your home’s curb appeal.

Composite Siding: Long-Term Exterior Protection

In this post, Rapid Roofing shares the key features and benefits you get from installing composite siding.

Versatile Siding

As an alternative to vinyl siding installation, you’ll be pleased to know that this siding material is also one of the more versatile choices in terms of sheer aesthetics. While wood is unmatched when it comes to portraying an Old World aesthetic, composite has an extended color palette that includes 22 different colors. 

It’s also easier to match other textures using composite siding, thanks to the nature of the material. Composite can be made to match stucco and even wood grain, and are often indistinguishable from the real thing.

Longer Lifespan

The biggest draw to installing composite siding is its longer life span, which stems from the material’s higher durability and natural weather tolerance. Sand, cement and cellulose make up composite siding and all contribute to the natural longevity of the material.

Its longer lifespan also means it takes a long time to fade, too. It’s not uncommon for a 20 year old composite siding to still look fresh and brand new with proper care and maintenance.


Composite siding is also fire-resistant. It’s one of the few that boasts a one-hour fire resistance rating, which means it won’t ignite when exposed to direct flame or heat. This material also has a 0 flame spread rating – a trait it shares with only one other exterior wall material: brick. 

Rapid Roofing offers expert siding installation service. You can count on us to properly install your new composite siding so you can take full advantage of its benefits. Call us today at (734) 234-5900 to learn more about our services. We install composite siding throughout Canton, MI.