Wood siding is so much more than just a protective barrier for the outside of your home. Choosing wood siding can also change the look of your home and make it more appealing. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your current home there is a variety of wood siding available.
Although wood siding does require some maintenance, it is easy to care for and is more authentic looking than vinyl.
To make sure that you choose the right wood siding for your home follow this checklist:
Neighborhood Restrictions: Always check with your homeowner’s association about rules for wood siding. For the most part you should not run into any trouble if you are using wood siding. Most restrictions usually have to do with colored vinyl and other materials.
Climate: Depending on your climate the type of wood siding you use may make a difference. Blizzards, hurricanes, high humidity, and other elements can decrease the life of your wood siding.
Housing Style: You will want to consider the architectural style of your home when choosing a wood siding. If you are looking to change the look of your home, you can do so with wood siding while not straying too far from the original style.
Budget: The price of wood siding can range from $7000 to $23,000 on average. Because there is a wide variety of wood siding available you should have no trouble finding one to fit your budget.
Basic Steps for Installing Wood Siding on Your Home?
The installation of wood siding is pretty simple but does have a lot of steps. The following steps are just a basic outline to give you an idea of the major points of installation of your wood siding.
- You will first need to consider what type of material you are installing the wood siding over.
- You will want to inspect the entire exterior of your home to identify any damage or holes that need to be replaced.
- The next step is to wrap your house with house wrap to prevent infiltration of water and other elements. Not only does it help keep your home cooler in the Summer and warmer in the Winter, it also provides a smooth surface to adhere the wood siding to.
- You will then cut and install a starter plank which is going to be your guide for the entire installation.
- Next you will cut and install vertical wood siding planks to the entire exterior.
- As the vertical planks of the wood siding come in contact with windows and doors you will have to take some time to cut appropriate size planks to ensure a tight fit.
- When the wood siding meets the corners of your house make sure that you wrap them tightly and with accurately cut planks.
- The last major step that will require cutting and measuring of your wood siding is adding trim. This is important to give your home a finished look.
- Lastly you will cut, seal, and stain your wood siding if desired.
Hopefully this basic information will help you through the first stages of selecting wood siding for your home! If you are looking to purchase wood siding for your home or business, give us a call! We proudly offer wholesale pricing on a wide variety of siding products. Whether you are looking for true wood siding, or treated engineered siding, we can help you out!