Wood remains a popular option for a house’s siding exterior. There are many factors to consider when choosing siding, but wood is a classic and enduring, traditional yet contemporary choice.
When choosing wood for your siding, there are many options to consider, including type, profile, finish, and maintenance:
- Generally less expensive than other types.
- More difficult to find long lengths of pine siding that are knot free.
- Often stained or painted in the final application
- Not rot-resistant
- Spruce and pine wood siding can often be used interchangeably.
- Like pine, spruce is also trickier to find in long lengths that are knot free.
- Can be painted or stained, but must be regularly sealed to guard against rot
- Available in a range of profiles
- A more affordable option
- Can be painted or stained
- A soft wood, so upkeep is important
- With beautiful grain and rot-resistance, cedar is a more expensive wood siding option
- Fewer splitting and swelling issues than softer woods
- A common favorite for homeowners who prefer a stained finish
- Must be regularly maintained to preserve its natural resistance to insects.
- Like cedar, redwood wood siding is less prone to shrinking and warping
- Easily painted or stained
- Not readily available outside of the West Coast
GALLERY OF HOMES WITH WOOD SIDING EXTERIORS
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