Why is Cedar Wood Great For Siding?

Why is Cedar Wood Great For Siding?

As a homeowner, you have a wide variety of siding options at your fingertips. At Jancon Exteriors we have sifted through all the options out there by providing three materials and three manufacturers that continue to yield long-lasting results. One of our more popular siding solutions that we wanted to dive into today is cedar wood siding. So, here are some of the main advantages and disadvantages you should be aware of!

Advantages:

Long Lasting: Cedar wood specifically does a great job resisting rot, bacteria, fungi, and mildew. This allows your home to be protected without required replacement for a very long time.

Natural Appeal: While other materials can closely match the natural look of cedar wood, there is nothing out there quite like the real thing. The natural, and rustic look is a very popular one for homeowners which makes cedar wood the perfect choice.

Insulation: Obviously looks aren’t everything and the most important aspect of siding are that it needs to be a good insulator. Cedar wood is exactly this as it helps keep your house warm during the winter and cold during the summer.

Styles: The visual appeal of cedar wood can come in so many different styles. It can be easily painted or stained which allows each homeowner to customize the look of their home.

Disadvantages:

Maintenance: Compared to vinyl and fiber cement siding, cedar wood does require more maintenance. Every 3-5 years repainting or restaining is recommended to keep the cedar wood looking and working as well as possible.

For more information about cedar wood please feel free to reach out. Jancon Exteriors has installed cedar wood throughout Massachusetts for many years and is happy to help you out!