Wood siding is one of the oldest types of siding. After vinyl, the most convenient and artistic siding material is wood. In old and historic homes, wood siding can be seen. The disadvantage of wood siding over cedar siding is that it requires a lot of maintenance, and requires polishing and painting every once in a while. By doing so, a lot of natural texture of the wood siding is lost. But the advantage it offers is that it has a large variety of textures and designs that the cedar sidings don't offer. Wood siding homes are more elegant and look beautiful. Wood siding is difficult to install over existing sidings. The wood siding is more vulnerable to warping, splitting and damage by insects and termites. If you're serious about professional exterior home installations get in contact with Mattoon Roofing.
The various types of wood sidings in use today are clapboard, plywood, shakes and shingles, hardboard and tongue and groove. To have a particular effect on the sidings, suitable type of wood siding should be used. Clapboard wood sidings are installed horizontally overlapping one another. This type of wood siding compliments any type of architecture and thus is very widely used. Plywood siding is a type of wood siding which requires the minimum carpentry. It can be produced from 4 different types of tree species enabling a lot of variety and designs to choose from. Plywood sidings, if properly maintained, can last up to 3 decades or more.
Nowadays many synthetic materials have been developed to replace wood. The choice of wood siding or their substitutes should be considered based on the climate that they’re in. Some varieties are resistant to wind but can get damaged by moisture. Synthetic materials provide good protection but do not display the same texture and design maturity as wood. Redwood is widely used because it provides the required resistance and has design flexibility.
The pricing of wood siding materials varies depending on the market. Customers who want wood sided homes which use cedar have to pay more but the maintenance costs less. Proper maintenance includes power washing, sealing, staining and polishing with proper varnishes. If a cheap wood material is used for wood house sidings the maintenance cost is more. Wood planks also come pre-dimensioned which are produced by big conglomerates which have extensive wood siding expertise.
Wood house siding
Wood planks can be differently arranged and installed as per choice. The planks can be arranged horizontally or vertically. Stucco siding has wood planks combined with cement. This type is very durable. One positive feature about Stucco siding is that it needs very little maintenance and still holds on to its beauty. Engineering wood siding is one type of siding which is extensively used in wood siding homes. This type is very accurate and needs less but skilled manpower. The installation costs you more than the cost of the product. Siding from synthetic materials is more widely done than wood siding.