Wood tends to warp, swell, and crack, making them drop a large portion of their performance over a small amount of time.
Wood is also higher-maintenance, requiring a lot of upkeep to maintenance look.
Here's a final photo of the home with it's new vinyl siding.
Here we can get a clear view of the definition of these shingles.
Here we get a view of the dutchlap and shingle siding with the stunning Canyon Drift finish.
This siding installation in West Orange, NJ is a prime example of how you can get great designs with vinyl siding.