With the summer season coming to a close, it’s time to wrap up all those projects before the snow comes back and outdoor projects become more challenging.

One project type that will benefit from a completion sooner rather than later, are exterior siding projects. When winter conditions start to become more prevalent and consistent, applying wood siding can be a hassle, so you’ll want to start as soon as possible. Once your time frame has been set, you’ll have to choose which materials to use. Here are 3 reasons why you should be using cedar siding:

  1. Highly and Naturally Functional.

    • Keeping your home’s temperatures up while keeping the bills down, cedar is known to be an excellent insulator. It will prevent your home loosing heat in the winter, while keeping the cool air come summer. With that in mind, the overall structure of your home will benefit as the structural integrity of your home won’t be compromised.
  2. Exceedingly Versatile.

    • Another great benefit of Cedar siding, is that there is a wide range in patterns, sizes, textures, and can be installed horizontally, vertically, or even diagonally. We’ve seen applications in almost every way possible, so for those looking to showcase their creative side…this is the solution for you. The coloring options also add to the product’s versatility, as you can paint, stain, or even leave the original, natural look to achieve whatever look you want.
  3. Incredible Workability.

    • When it comes to installing Cedar siding, you won’t need any special tools for install and the installation process itself is very simple. A simple install also means that sections or individual panels can be swapped or replaced with ease. This makes it a friendly material for all levels of builders. So if you’re a professional contractor, or even a new DIYer, installing cedar siding can be a breeze.
  4. Unmatched Durability.

    • If you’re worried about the strength of materials, using cedar siding will boot those worries right out the window. Cedar siding is highly resistant to common problems of splitting, swelling, and even bending. Not cupping or warping easily, cedar siding is perhaps the most naturally resistive product we have.

Completing a siding project with Cedar seems like the obvious and clear choice. There are other materials that can be used, so determining which one you’ll want to use might take a bit of research or shopping around. Contact us if you have any questions or refer to one of our free and easy-to-download eBooks for more information!

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