5 Reasons to Consider Vertical Wood Siding for Your Home
Homeowners have plenty of choices when it comes to siding their homes, including the common horizontal wood siding, vinyl siding, and brick siding. However, if you’re looking for something unique, perhaps even more durable than other options, vertical wood siding could be the right choice for you. Here are five reasons to consider vertical wood siding for your home.
1) Have you considered wood siding alternatives?
When considering wood siding alternatives, there are several factors that should be taken into account. Since wood is such a natural material and offers such an aesthetic appeal, it has become increasingly popular as a wood siding alternative. So what are some of these factors? Continue reading below to find out more!
2) Aesthetics and curb appeal
There are many types of wood siding that can be used on a home exterior, but vertical wood siding is one of most popular. As is common with other types of wood siding, there are many different materials that can be used in its construction. There's also a wide range of colors and finishes available so you should have no trouble finding exactly what you're looking for. Another factor that's attractive about using vertical siding is that it provides a finished look to your home, which may appeal to some people over other options.
Some vertical siding is treated with preservatives, giving it durability similar to cedar. This means that it will last a lifetime, requiring little maintenance and only adding beauty over time. If you want your siding to outlast your home, think about vertical siding as an option. In fact, most of these products are designed for 100-year lifespans or more, ensuring that they’ll never need replacing or refinishing even if you live in your home long into old age. It’s a great way to add value to your home by protecting it from weather and insect damage over time; imagine how much money you’ll save on upkeep!
Yes, wood siding requires maintenance. But it’s low-maintenance: Once installed and sealed, it requires very little in terms of regular upkeep. On average, a homeowner should plan on doing nothing more than occasionally cleaning and sealing their home’s vertical wood siding as well as repairing or replacing damaged boards over time (and again, even these two tasks are significantly less frequent with vertical siding).
There’s no arguing that wood siding is a more expensive option than vinyl. However, while you may pay more upfront with wood, your savings will come in long-term maintenance and repair costs; vertical wood siding holds up better over time because it remains in contact with weather only on its outer surface. The finish is less likely to chip or fade, making it easy to maintain—and requiring fewer touch-ups over time. If you like the look of cedar but worry about its upkeep, consider pine as an alternative: It’s still resistant to rot and decay and has a natural resistance to insect damage.