Vinyl siding is most popular among homeowners, contractors say. Vinyl’s durability and affordability give it an edge over aluminum. Unlike aluminum, vinyl doesn’t dent, chip or rub off on your clothes because the color is solid throughout the material, not sprayed on.
It’s about a third less the cost of aluminum. One hundred square feet of aluminum could range from $140 to $160; vinyl could range from $80 to $100.
Homeowners with aluminum siding have the option of switching to premium vinyl because insurance companies must pay for the value of aluminum.