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Best Siding

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Siding

Best Siding

We tested 30 siding to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Siding based on the following criteria:

  • Thick (in.)
  • Cold impacts
  • Rigidity
  • Warm impacts
  • Wind
  • Fading

Below lists the Siding that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Siding is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Siding

Best Siding for Thick (in.)

Thickness is as measured by our testers.


This Siding which tested best for Thick (in.) has the following features: .

Best Siding for Cold impacts

Cold impacts is resistance to damage from blows at 0 degree Fahrenheit.


This Siding which tested best for Cold impacts has the following features: .

Best Siding for Rigidity

Rigidity denotes stiffness; stiffer siding should appear flatter and more woodlike on a wall.


This Siding which tested best for Rigidity has the following features: Foam-backed, Deep profile and Double hem.

Best Siding for Warm impacts

Warm impacts is resistance to damage at roughly 70 degree Fahrenheit. Impacts mimic blows from fallen objects and other mishaps.


This Siding which tested best for Warm impacts has the following features: .

Best Siding for Wind

Wind is siding's ability to stay attached in lab tests simulating high winds; the best withstood forces equivalent to more than 150 mph.


This Siding which tested best for Wind has the following features: Foam-backed, Deep profile and Double hem.

Best Siding for Fading

Fading reflects resistance to color changes after accelerated weathering tests using intense heat, UV light, and water spray to mimic typical weathering cycles siding would encounter on an actual home.


This Siding which tested best for Fading has the following features: .