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Cedar Siding

Cedar siding is greatly loved for its incomparable beauty and the amazing benefits that come with it. Not only is cedar one of the most durable softwoods, but it also offers excellent noise guard, insulation, and longevity. Cedar siding contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack and decay. Furthermore, cedar is also highly wind and hail resistant and when properly treated it can be extremely fire resistant and will age gracefully with time.

 Cedar siding is also referred to as cedar shakes or cedar shingles by some. It is available in a variety of stains and textures. Many homeowners adore cedar because it is one of the warmest woods, creating a very natural look that blends in well with a home’s surrounding.

The range of patterns and styles in cedar siding is broad and includes:

  • Bevel
  • Board
  • Batten
  • Channel
  • Tongue and Groove

Things you should know about Cedar Siding:

  • Cedar siding’s cellular structure creates interior air spaces that give cedar an insulation value higher than most woods and much higher than brick or concrete.
  • Cedar siding can be unfinished, stained, or painted depending on the look you prefer most.
  • Cedar siding has excellent sound containment and absorption qualities.
  •  Cedar has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, allowing you to leave the wood untreated without worry of excess warping, rotting and cracking.
  • Cedar requires more maintenance than many other woods if you choose to have it stained.
  • Cedar’s natural oils can cause spots, especially after rain storms.
  • Cedar is one of the more expensive siding options.

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Siding 101

There is a lot to know and to understand about siding before making an informed decision on the siding that is right for your house. You may be surprised, but it’s more than just the way it looks on the outside of your home. To truly understand siding, you must first understand what its importance is and how it is applied.

Shopping for Vinyl Siding

Any conscious consumer is wise enough to keep their budget in mind while shopping around for new siding, or any other item for that matter. Siding, in particular, can be broken down into the cost for installation and the cost for material. These are the two areas that you should focus on when trying to purchase the best siding option that fits into your budget. Furthermore, their will be additional costs for maintaining your siding that you should make sure to consider.

Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.