For those looking to spruce up the exterior look of their home, cedar siding can provide that beautiful exterior that you are seeking with enhanced protection from the elements, and an increased value.
Cedar is a building material with an exemplary reputation, and it has many natural properties that make it an ideal choice for a natural, earthy appearance. It can even be added to the accent areas of your siding to dress up your home’s exterior.
At FTC Oury Group, we prefer the durability and elegance of red cedar for a few reasons. For starters, it’s dependable and durable. It’s also naturally resistant to many of the outside elements and invaders, insects, or rot. You can find out more about the advantages of Western Red Cedar on our cedar siding page.
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Let’s look at the major benefits of cedar siding:
Long Lasting and Durable – Cedar stands up strong to many of the outside forces that wood is traditionally susceptible to, such as mildew, rot, bacteria, or fungi. It’s a tough wood prone to less problems.
It does require a cleaning twice a year and regular inspections for termites. But follow these steps and you should have an elegant, aesthetically-pleasing solution that will last for decades. It’s really a low-maintenance wood solution.
Versatility and Style – Cedar offers an elegant and earthy feel to it, that can give your home a rustic appeal. It is pitch and resin-free, opening the door to multiple stain, oil, and finish possibilities – to match the rest of your exterior. Unique board patterns can add to your options.
A Warm Appeal – Cedar is a popular siding choice for its ability to blend in with several diverse backgrounds. Commercial and residential builders have selected cedar for many years for its rustic and earthy appeal. It has a unique grain pattern that adds to the rustic and durable nature.
Environmentally Friendly – You may not think of wood in this usage as environmentally friendly, but cedar actually is. Because it’s a natural thermal insulator, cedar siding can mean lower energy bills. It does an excellent job protecting your home from excess heat, water, and dryness, protecting the internal structure of your home. Cedar siding is also produced from trees native to the United States, so there is less of a carbon footprint.
It doesn’t require much in the way of processing or treatment, and once it’s use is complete, it’s also biodegradable. It’s renewable, with a long life-span for use – all plusses.
If you’re looking to enhance the look of your home’s exterior, cedar is an excellent choice. It provides a rustic and earthy appeal that you will learn to love and appreciate every time you pull into your driveway.
Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation to discuss cedar siding for your home!