Barn siding is an effective way of changing the exterior design of a home to give it an old and classy look. The process is applicable for homes not facing harsh weather conditions for a long period, since the barn look may not retain itself in harsh weather condition and maintaining the siding can then become expensive and tedious. The homeowner has to make sure that the barn siding will serve its purpose. The barn siding has limited lifespan and thus is not a cost effective way of home siding for long-term use. A lot of preparation is required for barn wood siding effect for a home. First important point is to choose the color for the effect, which preferably should be a dark one to increase the lifetime of the look. Recommendation for a seasoned professional for the purpose of creation of barn siding effect for a home is necessary. Using screws and nails for barn siding gives a classy look to the house.
Barn Wood Siding
Barn wood siding gives an antique look to the house and barn boards are available in the market in abundance. It depends upon the choice of the customer or the homeowner to choose from this wide range according to the type of look opted for. Boards used for barn siding must be dried before installation so that they are not affected by fungus of water. Barn wood siding made with inappropriate seasoned boards can become soggy and damaged very easily. While buying the board one must keep these criteria in mind or regular maintenance can become one of the big hassles for this type of home siding. Wood for barn siding are of different grades. Different price ranges and shades differentiate them from one another.
Old Barn Siding
Old barn siding boards are available in the market, which gives a classy and antique look to the house. Recycling old barn siding is an important process of reusing recourses to maintain and decorate a modern home. Old barn siding is gaining importance since no two old barn siding is same so any house incorporating old barn siding will have a unique look for their exterior. Old barn boards also save many felling of trees for the purpose thus is an environment friendly process. Mending old barns and reusing them has also become a new trend and thus using the old barn siding of these houses has saved many trees in the process and gave these houses the desired antique look.
Moreover, it is also easy to achieve an old barn siding look with a new barn siding with the application of a little bit of paint. Dark paint and varnish can create the old barn siding look on a new barn very easily. The classic look of an old barn is desirable among many customers and homeowners, though it requires many expert help, and expenditure to maintain an old barn siding, the finished product is worth the expenses.