Wood is one of nature’s more
beautiful items. This product has been used for many years in a
variety of ways. Cedar wood is considered by many to be a
superior material for many items that need wood coverings,
solid wood construction and it is also used in home siding.
There are many houses that can be seen with Cedar siding. This
testifies to the popularity that Cedar siding has with various
Like many siding products
there are advantages and disadvantages to be found with Cedar
siding. The main worry that homeowners have with Cedar siding
is that of heat loss. In the Cedar siding the homes will lose
heat as a result of the material that is used. Since this is
wood you can expect to see condensation from water causing the
Cedar in some cases to warp.
Besides having the wood siding
warp there is also the fact that Cedar siding can shrink due to
the water evaporating quickly. While these are problems that
face owners of Cedar siding, this type of siding is still very
much in use. To give your home a beautiful look the Cedar
siding can be found in a variety of styles.
Some of these styles can make
your home look rustic in appearance without detracting from the
overall beauty. Channel cladding which is a type of lap
cladding is used in Cedar siding to give the house the rustic
look that is currently popular.
You can also use Bevel siding
that uses Western Red Cedar. This is the most widely used type
of Cedar for Cedar siding. Cedar siding also uses a technique
that is called Board and Batten. In this technique narrow and
wide boards of Cedar are used to give an interesting effect to
The Board and Batten technique
in Cedar siding employs a vertical effect for the greatest
possible look that will make a house look really nice. These
different ways of applying the Cedar siding on your homes can
enhance the look of the siding and it can add to the
performance value of your home.
Besides using real Cedar wood
siding you can buy Cedar siding that has been made from vinyl.
The vinyl Cedar siding that is manufactured by various siding
companies looks like authentic Cedar wood, which has been made
into sidings. Unlike the Cedar siding there is no need to paint
the vinyl Cedar siding.
The other advantage that Cedar
siding that is made from vinyl has over actual cedar is that
the siding will not peel, crack or even warp due to the
vagaries of the weather. With these various ideas about Cedar
siding you have only to select which process you want to buy
and install on your home. Whether you have real Cedar or vinyl
Cedar siding you will end up with a home that has the rich feel
of Cedar wood.