Historically, wood siding consisted of raw hardwoods like yellow poplar, red oak, hickory, beech, sycamore and soft maple. Today, wood siding comes from common softwoods like cedar and redwood which have some interesting natural resistance to elements that normally age siding.
Today there are also engineered wood options like LP Smart Side. These products deliver all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood plus the durability of engineered wood. Call us for a price quote and we’ll go through these options with you and help you choose the right wood siding for you and your home.
Although a less common choice in recent years, cedar siding has been used on houses for hundreds of years. Cedar siding is known for being naturally resistant to termites and other insects. It is also naturally resistant to mold and mildew although this does not mean it’s immune to the weather. Cedar siding is popular because it’s a renewable resource and it delivers great curb appeal too!
Young redwood siding is another popular choice. Old-growth redwood is off-limits but the use of young redwood in home building is approved by the non-profit environmental group Save the Redwoods, their research concludes that using young redwood is actually a net positive for the environment as this work prevents forests from being cut down and developed. The red color in redwood siding is certainly eye-catching, give us a call and find out more about your options for installing redwood siding on your home.
Engineered Wood SidingEngineered Wood Siding is another popular choice. We use LP SmartSiding and their manufacturing process produces a product engineered for strength, performance and protection against fungal decay and termites.
Ask your consultant for more details on the SmartSiding when your considering re siding with natural wood.
Is Wood Siding Right For you?
No matter the type of wood siding you choose, wood has insulating properties and can help lower your heating and air conditioning bill. All wood siding is considered a green option since it is a completely biodegradable renewable resource.
Call us and we’ll help you decide which type of wood is best for you and your home. W hether you choose shakes or clapboard, the experience of our expert installation crews will help ensure a perfect installation and superior finish for your home.