Wood vs Vinyl – What’s the Best Option for Your Rental Property’s Exterior?

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve owned a rental property, one of the most important things that you’re going to have to do, especially if it’s an older property, is choose new siding.

Choosing the right exterior including wood, aluminium, or vinyl is important because of the simple fact that the exterior siding that you choose is what’s going to protect the value of your investment and help your rental property producing income for you for years to come.


Although wood is one of the most common forms of siding that homeowners choose across the United States, the reality is that for a rental property, it’s not typically the best option because of the simple fact that wood siding requires a lot more maintenance than aluminium or even vinyl.

With wood siding, you can expect it to need to be varnished or painted on an annual basis to keep it looking appealing. You may also need to waterproof the wood siding as well as have it treated for termites or other critters as well.


Vinyl siding is by far the most cost-effective form of siding to install and maintain simply because of the fact that it doesn’t require any long-term maintenance and keeping it clean is as simple as spraying it off with a hose.

Naturally, there are a wide variety of different things that you can do to improve the quality of your vinyl siding including having it treated to keep it in great shape but from a budget standpoint, it is one of the best forms of siding that can last for decades while protecting the value of your investment.

Contact RPM Central Valley

For more information on the best siding for your Central Valley rental property, or to speak with us about our Property Management Services, contact us today by calling area code 209-572-2222 or click here to connect with us online.