What's the #1 exterior cladding in the U.S. and Canada? Vinyl siding!
How does vinyl siding help to protect your home?
In extreme weather events (all certified vinyl siding is tested to withstand winds of 110 mph, and most achieve a wind rating higher than that) including climate change — vinyl siding will withstand the hottest summers and sub-zero winters
Against color fade, because certified products come with another level of assurance when certified for color retention (and there are hundreds to choose from)
Against rot and decay, because polymer-based sidings do not absorb water and their rainscreening design does not trap water behind the siding — whereas fiber-based products are a mixture of wood pulp and sand, two things that will disintegrate over time when moisture penetrates the plank. (source: https://www.vinylsiding.org/...)