Nothing looks more beautiful than a home covered in natural wood materials — like cedar! This extremely durable softwood is one of the best materials you can use when it comes to residing your home. A lot of other siding materials claim to be the best, but cedar is one of the top dogs!
Benefits of Cedar Siding
- Perfect Insulator – Cedar is a low-density material which means less heat is transported through the wood. This will allow heat to easily remain inside of the house during the cooler months, and the heat to remain outside during the warmer months.
- Noise Reduction – Not only does this low-density wood reduce heat transportation, it also does the same for noise. Any outdoor noises like honking cars, lawn mowers, rain, etc. will be close to muted from the inside of your home.
- Durable As They Come – Cedar is durable against Mother Nature’s harsh conditions as long as it’s installed properly. It doesn’t matter if the cedar is treated or not, it will do a fine job in protecting your home.
- Easy on the Eyes – Now, let’s talk about the biggest benefit of them all — It looks SO good! You can choose between dozens of different stains, finishes, patterns, and styles. Whether you choose to stain and treat the wood or leave it unstained and untreated, we’re sure it’ll be one of the best looking houses on the block!
Simple Cedar Maintenance
All home siding will need its fair share of maintenance each year. Luckily, untreated cedar siding doesn’t need anything more than a yearly pressure wash to keep it in good condition. Just keep in mind that it will naturally weather and look more rugged. However, if you do stain your cedar siding and want it to always look like-new, you will have to re-stain it on a yearly basis in addition to a pressure watch.
If you haven’t looked into cedar as a potential siding option for your home, then you’re crazy and you need to do so RIGHT NOW! When you need an expert installer to re-side your home, contact Preferred Exterior. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.