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Cedar Siding

Cedar Siding-

Cedar siding looks fantastic! It’s a beautiful natural exterior look here in the Portland Oregon Vancouver Washington Areas. You can go with the natural cedar look (With a sealant or stain) or you can paint it. You can also use Cedar Shake as an accent design in Gables, Dormers, or accent walls to complement your other siding. There are a few options when it comes to Cedar.

Cedar Options-

  • Beveled Lap (Multiple Exposure Options)
  • Tradition Shake (Multiple Exposure Options)
  • Half Round Shingles
  • Tongue and Groove

Cons of Cedar-

  • 3-4x more expensive than James Hardie Fiber Cement or Vinyl
  • Its wood….It Rots!
  • Eventually not hold paint and bubble or blister.
  • Highest maintenance siding on the market
  • Can catch on fire very easy
  • Wood boring insects like to eat it
  • No Warranty
  • Higher Cost of Labor and Materials vs James Hardie Plank or Vinyl Siding

Cedar is a popular choice for homeowners seeking a natural and timeless aesthetic for their homes’ exteriors. Here are some key features and benefits of cedar siding:

  1. Natural Beauty: Cedar exudes a warm and inviting appearance with its rich, natural grain patterns, knots, and texture. Each piece of cedar is unique, offering a distinctive character that adds charm and authenticity to any home.
  2. Variety of Styles: Cedar is available in various styles, including bevel, board and batten, tongue and groove, and shake/shingle. This versatility allows homeowners to choose a style that complements their architectural preferences and design aesthetic.
  3. Durability: Cedar is naturally resistant to decay, rot, and insect damage due to its inherent oils and tannins. This makes cedar siding a durable and long-lasting option for exterior cladding, particularly in regions with high humidity or moisture.
  4. Dimensional Stability: Cedar has excellent dimensional stability, meaning it expands and contracts minimally in response to changes in temperature and humidity. This reduces the likelihood of warping, buckling, or splitting, ensuring a stable and uniform appearance over time.
  5. Insulation Properties: Cedar provides natural insulation properties, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and improve energy efficiency. This can lead to lower heating and cooling costs and increased comfort for occupants.
  6. Sustainable Material: Cedar is a renewable and sustainable building material, as cedar trees can be harvested responsibly and replenished over time. When sourced from well-managed forests, cedar siding is an environmentally friendly choice for homeowners concerned about sustainability.
  7. Easy to Work With: Cedar is lightweight and easy to work with, making installation relatively straightforward for experienced contractors. It can be cut, shaped, and installed with standard woodworking tools, allowing for customizations and creative designs.
  8. Aromatic Properties: Cedar has a pleasant natural scent due to its aromatic oils, which can act as a natural insect repellent and deterrent. This can help protect the siding from insect damage and add a refreshing fragrance to the surrounding environment.
  9. Longevity: With proper maintenance and care, cedar can last for decades, retaining its beauty and durability over time. Routine cleaning, sealing, and periodic inspections can help prolong the lifespan of cedar siding and ensure optimal performance.

Despite its many benefits, cedar siding also requires regular maintenance to preserve its appearance and longevity. This may include periodic staining or sealing to protect against moisture, UV exposure, and weathering. Overall, cedar siding offers homeowners a beautiful, durable, and sustainable option for enhancing the curb appeal and value of their homes.

Contact us for a FREE estimate and to get more details on cedar siding or alternative options.

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