Woodtone siding is best known for one of the most realistic wood-grain looks in the residing siding market.
You can choose from a great variety of lap siding, shakes, panels and trims, which are available in a full spectrum of 20+ designer colors.
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How Much Does Woodtone Siding Cost?
The average cost of Woodtone Siding ranges between $12,000 and $18,000 with most homeowners spending around $15,000 covering 2,000 sq.ft. home, using a mix of lap siding cedar-look shingles.
You can spend as little as $8,000 for a simple, stucco-look panel installation, or as much as to $24,000 for WoodTone cedar-look shakes.
You can use our Siding Cost Calculator to estimate the cost of installing siding on your home.
Cost of WoodTone Siding Per Square Foot
The cost of your siding project will vary depending on the square footage.
Here is the cost of Woodtone siding based on the square footage of the house.
|Average Cost per Square Foot||$4-7|
|Cost for a 100 Square Foot Siding||$400-700|
|Cost for a 1000 Square Foot Siding||$4,000-$7,000|
|Cost for a 1500 Square Foot Siding||$6,000-$10,500|
|Cost for a 2000 Square Foot Siding||$8,000-$14,000|
|Cost for a 2500 Square Foot Siding||$10,000-$17,500|
|Cost for a 3000 Square Foot Siding||$12,000-$21,000|
Cost of Fiber Cement Siding Trim
To ensure the styles are seamless, the colors work together and the maintenance level is the same for the entire house, the best option is to match the trim with the siding.
WoodTone offers a wide range of trims, from standard options to thicker trims for decorative areas, fascia boards and soffits.
Depending on material, finish and style, the price per linear foot would range between $1.5 to $4 per square foot.
Cost of WoodTone Siding vs Top Fiber Cement Siding Brands
There are many manufacturers of fiber cement and engineered wood materials. Some specialize in one type: panels or lap siding, others have a large variety of looks, styles and materials.
Most companies are competitive for pricing.
Below is a comparative table of prices between Woodtone Siding and other fiber cement siding brands.
|Brand of Fiber Cement Siding||Cost per Square Foot|
What Is Woodtone Siding?
To achieve the natural warmth and beauty of wood on durable fiber cement and engineered wood substrates, Woodtone offers an original two-tone composite wood grain option which is more durable than vinyl siding.
Woodtone sells natural wood as well, which could be of use if you’re looking for posts and trim to combine with your fiber cement siding remodel.
One of the first questions the homeowners are looking to understand is the differences between the fiber cement and engineered wood substrates Woodtone offers.
Woodtone siding has two product lines: fiber cement and engineered wood.
Woodtone RusticSeries and ColorSelect products come in three different substrates. We will talk about the differences to help you make the best decision.
Woodtone Fiber Cement Siding
Woodtone Fiber Cement siding comes in two substrates: James Hardie and Allura Fiber Cement.
Depending on your preferences of brand, grain pattern and regional availability, you can choose a substrate that suits your needs most.
Fiber cement substrate is often made with addition of wood pulp/sand, fly ash, and water, making a strong and flexible combination of cement and cellulose fibers. Each brand has its own ingredients mix.
There is also a difference in profiles. James Hardie lap siding, shakes, panels and trims are available in cedar mill, smooth and stucco textures.
Allura has a traditional profile, as well as smooth and stucco textures.
WoodTone Engineered Wood Siding
Another siding solution which is durable, lighter than real wood and fiber cement is Engineered Wood. Woodtone coats LP Smartside engineered wood siding in lap, shakes and panel profiles.
The substrate of Engineered wood uses coated in wax recycled wood strands and wood waste, resin binder and other ingredients, making this option a green building material.
Strength and density is achieved by heat-pressing, all while making it a lighter material. The bonding process makes it resistant to rot and insect activity.
LP Smartside profiles are available in lap siding, shakes, panels and trims. LP comes in cedar and smooth textures. A full list of SKUs is available on the manufacturer website.
Woodtone Fiber Cement Siding Cost vs Vinyl Siding
When deciding between fiber cement and vinyl siding, costs plays a big role.
Alternatively to wood, vinyl is considered to be low maintenance and lasts about 20 years on average, which is a half of fiber cement longevity.
Vinyl siding is good for rainy climates, it is insect and moisture resistant, however it cracks easily in cold and melts and warps in hot climates.
Both, fiber cement and vinyl siding come in several colors and styles.
Vinyl siding can cost as little as $2.25 – 4.5 per square foot, for materials, where as fiber cement siding brands start at $4 per square foot and go to as much as $8-10 per square foot.
Cost of Woodtone Engineered Wood Siding vs Fiber Cement Siding
Because of the weight difference between engineered wood and fiber cement, the cost is slightly less for engineered wood ranging between $3.5 and $8.5 per square foot.
Installation costs are also lower since this material is easier to work with. However, additional costs for painting might be applied after the installation.
Fiber cement siding life expectancy is 50 years, while engineered wood lasts 30 to 40 years on average.
Cost of Woodtone Siding vs Metal Siding
When choosing between fiber cement and metal siding, there are several things to consider. Metal siding is low maintenance and easy to install, where as fiber cement comes in more options and finishes, but the installation can be more difficult.
Metal siding options include: aluminum, steel and insulated log-look steel. Both fiber cement and aluminum cost around $4 to $7 per square foot. However, modern metal siding panels can cot as much as $10-14 per square foot.
Unlike fiber cement siding, metal dents easily, fades away and turns chalky with time. Steel siding is more durable and costs between $4 to $10 a square foot.
More expensive, but dent resistant and low maintenance option is insulated log-look steel siding and it’s cost ranges from $7 per $13 a square foot. They do not require painting and help lower energy bills because of insulating material used.
Cost of Woodtone Fiber Cement vs Cedar Siding
Fiber cement siding is often described as having a “cedar look” which means that it’s texture looks similar to cedar.
Real cedar wood siding costs start at $8 per square foot and go as high as $30 per square foot.
Wood is more expensive than fiber cement due to it’s over-harvesting and high demand.
Cedar in particular is moisture resistant and more durable than many other wood siding options, but it can rot over time.
Moreover, cedar siding needs to be primed and painted to prevent “cedar bleed”, a condition where the sap bleeds through the paint, discoloring it.
Comparatively, fiber cement siding is about 20-30% lower in cost and presents a much more manageable maintenance alternative.
Top WoodTone Siding Products
Here is a brief overview of the siding options available from Woodtone.
WoodTone Rustic Series Siding
Woodtone RusticSeries offer the warmth and beauty of wood on durable fiber cement and engineered wood products.
This two-tone wood grain siding gives you an alternative to traditional solid wood siding colors.
RusticSeries is available in lap, shakes and panels with 18 color choices, and an impressive 20 year coating warranty.
Allura, James Hardie and LP Smartside are the substrate brands.
WoodTone has teamed up with OSI sealants to provide a superior caulking solution. Each RusticSeries color has a corresponding caulking color, and when used together there’s a 15 year warranty on the OSI caulking.
Here are the WoodTone RusticSeries siding options to consider:
RusticSeries Lap Siding – two-tone wood look lap siding, which comes in 18 color combinations on fiber cement or engineered wood. An array of colors will suit any architectural home style.
RusticSeries Shake Siding – a low maintenance option for cedar shakes: composite materials provide natural warmth and beauty.
RusticSeries Panel Siding – wood board and batten siding provides the rustic look you are looking for without the difficult maintenance of real wood siding.
WoodTone Chrometallics Siding
WoodTone develoed its Chrometallics coating in partnership with Sherwin Williams. This unique coating is backed up by 15-year coating warranty in addition to the substrate warranty.
The luminous metallic finish siding solution is an easy to install alternative to metal siding.
Chrometallics replicates the distinct and modern curb appeal of metal siding, while preserving the strength and durability of composite products.
Just like metal siding, each substrate and profile of Chrometallics will vary in terms of color and sheen. Allura Smooth and Hardie Smooth are the substrate brands.
You can choose between:
Chrometallics Lap Siding – metallic coating on durable fiber cement in 8 colors for Commercial, Multi-residential and Residential projects.
Chrometallics Panels – metallic coating on durable fiber cement in 8 colors for Commercial, Multi-residential and Residential projects.
Fiber Cement Siding vs Vinyl Siding
When choosing between fiber cement and vinyl siding, keep the following differences in mind.
Vinyl siding is easier to install and many brands come with extra insulation. Vinyl is also much lighter in weight, compared to fiber cement, so it doesn’t need any structural reinforcement.
However, vinyl is not as fire-resistant as fiber cement and it doesn’t handle strong winds well, which could be a problem in some states.
Another important feature to consider is that fiber cement provides a realistic replica of real wood texture, compared to vinyl siding.
Last but not least, vinyl siding is significantly cheaper than fiber cement siding. On a 2,000 sq.ft. home, you are looking at an $8,000-12,000 difference between installing vinyl vs fiber cement siding.
To get more information, check out our comprehensive guide on the differences between Vinyl vs Fiber Cement Siding.
Fiber Cement Siding vs Engineered Wood Siding
There are a lot of differences between fiber cement siding and engineered wood. The most important ones for homeowners include ease of installation, panel lengths, and pricing.
Engineered wood is easier to install, because of its lighter weight, its about 15-20% less expensive and comes in panels up to 16ft long.
While engineered wood siding is superior to real wood in terms of durability and ease of use, fiber cement siding is still more durable than engineered wood, less susceptible to water, fire and insect damage.
How Do You Maintain WoodTone Siding?
To keep fiber cement looking like new is very easy. Once or twice a year, Woodtone recommends washing your fiber cement siding using tap water and a small amount of mild detergent, followed by rinsing thoroughly with plain water.
For engineered wood you can also use three parts water to one part white vinegar to remove mold and mildew stains.
Harsh abrasives, solvents or pressure washers should not be used on your Woodtone coated siding!
How Long Does WoodTone Siding Last?
On the substrate alone, Woodtone products feature a 30 to 50 year warranty.
Fiber cement siding has fire-resistant qualities, making it a great choice for homeowners in the areas prone to wildfires. Woodpeckers, mice and insects are not a threat to Woodtone siding!
Engineered wood siding is treated to protect against termites and rot.
To avoid swelling and warping, the exterior coating of manufactured products need to be protected from moisture absorption.
WoodTone Siding Issues To Watch Out For
A unique blend of features and accessibilities make fiber cement siding a popular choice, but there are some deficiencies which can surface due to poor installation or climate specifics.
Following is a list of issues to be aware of when installing fiber cement siding:
-Vulnerable to weather damage if the wrong type of paint is used
-Doesn’t offer the best insulation in some regional climates
-May rot due to extensive water infiltration and moisture retention
-Mold and mildew growth due to water infiltration
-Fragile boards that may break from fall damage
-Difficulty of installation due to the heavy nature of cement siding
-Lacks extra-large panel variety for commercial building applications
Why Go For WoodTone Siding?
For 40 years, Woodtone has remained devoted to the development of environmentally-friendly products and practices.
The company is passionate about helping to shape the perception of wood as a sustainable resource and educating consumers on the properties of wood building materials, as well as the important role they play in the building materials industry.
Woodtone makes sure to reduce manufacturing waste on the job site. Any excess is recycled.
They work with suppliers that hold themselves to the highest standard of responsible forest management
Each year, less than 0.3% of public forests are logged. Due to responsible forestation, forest growth is reported as exceeding harvest.
When you install Woodtone siding, you will enjoy the following benefits:
-Superior durability: natural warmth and beauty of wood without the maintenance
-Spectrum of colors: over 20 colors to choose from to suit your individual style
-Great warranties: Woodtone siding comes with 20-year limited fade coating warranty in addition to the manufacturer’s substrate warranty
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