Wood is one option to consider if you are looking to replace your current siding. However, it has received flak in recent years because of being a high-maintenance, high-cost and low-resistance material. While this might be true in the past, modern wood exteriors have come a long way in improving upon the many weaknesses of their predecessors.
Today, ExteriorPros, one of the top wood and vinyl siding installers in the area, shares the many advantages of wood siding.
Wood comes in a diverse array of styles. You can choose between clapboard, shingles and wood lap to achieve a unique texture and appearance for your home’s exterior. Whether you want to copy the rustic, charming appearance of a cabin or want to give your home a boost in terms of weather resistance, a reputable contractor can help you find the best wood siding for your needs.
2. Protection Against the Elements
The strongest and most durable wood siding products come from two hardwoods—cedar and redwood. These two possess natural waterproofing qualities, which is why they are often recommended for siding replacement projects in areas that experience high humidity levels and precipitation such as rain and snow. Whatever you choose, you can rest easy knowing your family is protected during any kind of weather.
3. Ease of Installation
Installing wood siding is a relatively simple process and takes just a short amount of time if done by professional installers. Should a piece of the siding suffer damage, it can easily be removed and can be replaced with a new, undamaged piece.
4. Ease of Maintenance
Wood siding indeed requires a bit of maintenance to keep it looking its best, but the material is among the easiest to stain and paint. Once installed, it can be finished using a clear sealer, paint, or a semi-transparent stain. Your choice of finish usually determines how often you’ll have to maintain the siding. As the surface fades or weathers, it can be sanded and repainted as often as necessary.
ExteriorPros is one of the leading siding and soffit contractors in the local area. Schedule your free consultation with us so we can discuss your wood siding options to make your home beautiful again. Call (301) 632-5111 or fill out our contact form.