Your home’s siding is something you expect to last forever, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Pests, moisture, hail and prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can eventually take their toll.
If you’ve decided to replace your siding, you have probably heard about a variety of siding options available today, including Prodigy siding and Hardie board siding. What about cedar siding? Could this natural wood product be the right replacement siding material for your home? Consider these four benefits to help you decide.
Cedar Siding Looks Beautiful on Your Denver Home
In a day and age when vinyl siding is the norm, you may want to stand out from the crowd. The unique tones of natural cedar mean that, whether you choose planks or shingles, your home will have a unique look all its own. Indeed, no two cedar-clad homes look exactly alike.
You can also treat cedar siding with a new stain, finish, or oil to change its look later on. This means while other homes’ vinyl siding will start to look dated, your home will stand the test of time thanks to the ability to change its look down the road.
Cedar Siding is Environmentally Friendly
It may seem any product that involves cutting down trees is not eco-friendly, but cedar siding is sourced from responsibly forested locations. Trees are not clear-cut, but rather removed strategically and replaced with new trees that will mature in the next few years.
Being a natural product with minimal processing and treatment, cedar is also fully biodegradable at the end of its lifespan. This helps reduce the amount of waste added to Denver-area landfills.
Cedar Siding is Safer than Vinyl
If a house fire ever occurs, which type of siding would you prefer your home to have: vinyl or cedar? Would you be surprised to learn the answer is cedar?
Vinyl siding is comprised of many chemicals, causing it to give off harmful, even potentially deadly fumes in a fire. Cedar gives off no such fumes. At the same time, cedar’s flame spread and smoke development classifications are superior to the minimums established by most building codes. Both characteristics make cedar the preferred siding material in case of a house fire.
Cedar Siding is Durable
When you think of wood products in your home, you probably think of the extra care they require to ward off damage from moisture, dry air and pests; however, cedar is different than other types of wood.
Cedar is naturally water repellent, decay resistant, and deters insect invasions. This type of wood also resists splitting, bending and swelling. Cedar fibers even contain natural preservatives that are toxic to fungi so decay-causing substances can’t grow. All of these qualities make cedar a great siding material.
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