There are Many Issues with Wood Siding

While many people enjoy the look of wood siding, it’s not always the best choice. Even though it’s more durable than ever before, there are a variety of potential issues that may have you reconsidering this option.

Here’s what you need to think about before you opt for wood siding or continue to put money into what you already have:

•    Constant maintenance: Even if you use high quality paint, mother nature will have its way with wood siding. It doesn’t take long for a new paint job to look shabby, thus dragging down the curb appeal of your home.

•    Wood rot: This is a major concern, as wood rot impacts the appearance of your home, while having the potential to damage the structure itself. For example, if water gets behind the siding, it could eventually seep into your home.

•    Insects: Insects, such as carpenter bees and carpenter ants, could decide to target your wood siding. This is particularly true if it becomes soft as a result of water damage. If this happens, you’re left with damaged siding that may call for an expensive repair.

Fortunately, wood siding is far from your only option. Vinyl siding is a top choice, and if you’re interested in the “wood look” without any of the problems detailed above, fiber cement siding is another option to consider.

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