Pro’s & Con’s of choosing Cedarwood for my Siding
Wood is considered one of the perennial choices when it comes to selecting appropriate siding for your house. Whether it is horizontal siding like shingles or clapboards or vertical sidings, like batten or board, there is no style in which Cedarwood cannot be transformed. With its rich character, Cedarwood can resist swelling and is dimensionally stable. Combined with these features, it is considered one of the most popular types of wood sidings people prefer over other wood choices.
However, ‘Perfection does not exist’- it implies perfectly when it comes to Cedarwood as it has a number of disadvantages like its benefits. Thus, it is important to get yourself familiarized with certain specifications, pros, and cons of Cedarwood before choosing it for your sidings.
Why Cedarwood is a good option for Siding?- Pro’s
With its rustic and charming look, Cedarwood is categorically a practical choice to design your siding with. There is a brief overview of advantages for those who want to opt for Cedarwood for their siding.
Offers You Variety: Both white and red Cedar are suitable for siding material, but Red Cedar is considered more durable and can give you variety of styles. It creates a light look for an overall exterior of your home. Plus, with saturated colors, Cedar siding has the capacity to get stained in multiple shades.
Modern Exterior: People demand Cedarwood for its curb appeal. It adds much more to the modern exterior of your house. It is available in different grades which are smooth in appearance and demonstrate very few imperfections with some inevitable growth characteristics.
Hardcore Resistance: Cedarwood has an immense resistance power to endure cupping, cracking and swelling. These qualities make it a preferable option than pine, vinyl, and fir.
Easy Installation: Cedarwood has an extremely easy repairing and installation system that is at the same time affordable.
Renewable: Cedarwood is biodegradable and can be renewed (without preservative).
Cedar Siding- What is Wrong? – Con’s
Easily Rots: Cedarwood needs to be sealed and stained regularly which may cost a lot! The process is required to protect wood from getting any mold and rot due to moisture penetration.
Home to Insects: Cedarwood requires regular and proper cleaning to increase its resistance to insects. Regular staining treatments enhance the durability of the wood and protect it from moths and other insects.
Fire Retardant: Cedarwood is a fire retardant and comparatively less in demand than fiber and timber for this purpose.
No Chemical Resistance: As Cedarwood does not have any fire resistance, any reaction with chemical and preservatives makes it less environmentally friendly.
To put the issue in perspective, Cedarwood, despite having tons of benefits have to be taken care of frequently so that it last comparatively longer than other wood types. Advanced Roofing & Siding has special expertise to not only design your Cedarwood sidings for enhancing your house’s aesthetic value, but it helps you maintain it so that it can retain its qualities.