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Cedar is popularly known for its use in siding the exterior of homes in New England. It’s known for its beauty and versatility coupled with its unmatched durability. Cedar siding is a low-density softwood making the shingles, shakes, and clapboards 100% natural. The natural and lustrous look that comes with cedar makes it a popular choice compared to fiber-cement or vinyl siding.
One of the best things about cedar siding is that it naturally repels bugs and other pests with resins and oils, so it’s often used in places with the risk of termites. It also works as an effective insulator that will help keep heat and air from seeping out of your home. Therefore, you’ll have the added benefit of saving a bit of money on your energy bills.
Cedar siding always delivers a timeless, natural elegance that blends quite well with the environment. It is characterized by attractive mellow tones and grainy texture. Cedar siding also becomes more beautiful with age; as it matures, the tones get deeper and more beautiful.
Unlike other siding materials that come with a fixed reveal, cedar shingles can be laid out in multiple different ways. Cedar siding products also come in a variety of shapes, styles, and patterns that all blend in well. The three main types of cedar siding products are shingles, shakes, and clapboards – all of which have their own unique characteristics.
Another attractive feature of cedar siding is that you can choose from a wide array of finishes and colors. If you prefer the natural appearance of weathered wood, you can choose not to stain it. However, staining helps to protect and extend the life of your cedar siding. Whether you decide to leave your cedar siding looking natural or have us paint your siding afterward, the options are endless.
Cedar siding products are typically more environmentally friendly, as most of the other materials utilized in siding are made of plastic and components that are hazardous to the environment. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help to extend the life of the wood.
Adding cedar siding to your home will add a charming appearance whether you leave it natural, or paint it afterward. It continues to be one of the most popular siding choices in New England because of the benefits discussed above. If you would like to learn more about our cedar siding process, please contact us today for a consultation.