Like replacement windows, siding types differ in style, color, material, pattern and other aspects. One of the most popular options, wood siding, offers some distinct advantages over other materials.
The Beauty of Wood Siding
Homeowners like wood siding for lending that rustic look to their homes. Wood is also great when you want a more customized appearance, as the patterns on the surface of wood siding are never the same.
Wood siding is available in long clapboards as well as shingles.
Western red cedar and redwood are both popular options for the manufacture of wood siding. These wood types are known for their strength and great looks when used as siding.
Wood siding is durable and it can even look better over time. You can choose from a wide variety of color options. You can also pick stained wood. Wood siding is great for repainting or restaining if you like renewing your home’s looks now and then.
Wood Siding Maintenance
Roof maintenance is necessary if you want to keep your roof healthy for a long time. The same is true about wood siding. Apart from repainting or restaining — because wood siding colors do fade — you also need to seal the boards.
You’ll probably need to apply a clear sealer every two to five years if you want your siding to last long and keep looking new. You’ll have to restain (with semi-transparent stains) every three years or so, or paint every five to seven years.
Wood siding is considered a luxury siding material, which means it costs more than other options like vinyl. But if you want that genuine rustic look, it’s a great investment.