The Best Siding Materials for Oregon’s Climate

The Best Siding Materials for Oregon's Climate

The climate of the Pacific Northwest can put extra strain on the exterior of your building. Oregon is known for freezing winters and sweltering summer heat with extreme wind, rain and moisture throughout the year. Thankfully, the right siding can protect your home or business from the impacts of temperature changes and consistent moisture.

Grace Point Contracting has put together this guide to common siding options and custom solutions so you can select the perfect fit for your Oregon location.

Classic Siding Options for Oregon Buildings

There are a number of classic siding methods that have helped Portland homes and businesses to thrive with style and protection from the elements. The main options include vinyl, fiber cement, metal and stone façade.


Vinyl is a robust form of plastic exterior wrapping engineered from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It comes in many shapes, colors and textures for any design aesthetic. It’s also durable for weatherproofing and low maintenance since it only requires repainting every couple of years.

It’s important to note that historic buildings in Oregon neighborhoods like Portland should carefully consider using vinyl since it can trap water and cause wood rot over time.

Fiber Cement

Fiber cement is a high-quality siding solution known for strong resistance to cracks, mold, insects and weather. It’s a mixture of Portland cement, water, sand and cellulose fibers. This material comes with the option to create different mixtures so that the aesthetic can blend into wood seamlessly or provide a concrete appearance for a sleek, modern design.


Metal is an extremely durable form of siding with powerful resistance against the UV rays of the sun and weather like rain and hail. There are many panel styles and color options available, so you can mix and match them to fit the design of any building.

Stone Façade

Stone Façade is a stylish option for accent siding with the appearance of natural stone. The manufacturer pours ingredients like iron oxide pigments, Portland cement and aggregates into a mold to create the faux stone design.

The Best Custom Siding Choices for Wet Climates

Many custom siding options can combine your love for tasteful design with safety and long-life like fire resistance. You can pick and choose from a wide selection of colors and finishes for faux wood and stone all the way to a modern aesthetic.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie siding is a low-maintenance, high-quality form of fiber cent. It’s highly durable and flame-resistant and can resist the hot, humid and wet environment of Oregon.

It’s also free of warp and cracks with rot and pest resistance. James Hardie siding also protects the appearance of your building with ColorPlus Technology® for fade and chip resistance.

James Hardie provides four fiber cement products including HardiePlank, HardieShingle, HardiePanel and HardieTrim.

LP Siding

LP® SmartSide® is a premium solution for lap siding, panel and vertical siding, trim, fascia and shakes. LP siding comes in long lengths, limiting the number of seams and creating a sleek surface. There are also 16 prefinished color options available to match the paint job at your residential or commercial property.

LP also designs their siding to withstand the forces of nature, such as high winds and hail. It also protects against fungal decay and termites as an extra-strength solution.

Resysta Siding

Resysta is a unique form of siding that gives the appearance of wood by recreating it with rice husks and plastic. These materials prevent the splintering, shrinking, warping or cracking associated with real wood. Resysta also blocks pests and comes with a Class A Fire Rating. The panels come in 4-inch, 6-inch and 12-inch recycling environmentally friendly options.

Nichiha Siding

Nichiha siding uses fiber cement to recreate the appearance of natural wood with the added benefit of weather durability. Nichiha offers this unique design in a variety of colors and applications, including lap siding, shakes and wall panels.

Oregon Siding Solutions at Grace Point Contracting

Find Your Oregon Siding Solution Today at Grace Point Contracting

The team here at Grace Point Contracting wants to partner with you to find the perfect siding solution for your building. We’ll walk with you to find siding that will fit your unique taste while remaining safe and durable for the local weather within your part of Oregon.

Ready to take the next step toward superior siding? Reach out to connect with a member of our team online today or give us a call at (503) 902-0162 to chat with a friendly representative on the phone.