Many Connecticut homeowners who want to replace their siding choose cedar for several reasons. Homeowners select cedar siding because of its warmth, beauty, and unique grain patterns. Cedar is an attractive, durable, and long-lasting siding material.
Cedar siding is tough and durable. It resists damage from rot, bacteria, fungi, and mildew better than some other types of wood. It can resist problems such as splitting, swelling, and bending better than other materials and does not cup or warp easily.
Cedar siding is easy to maintain. It only needs to be cleaned twice a year and inspected regularly for signs of termite damage or moisture accumulation. With proper care, cedar siding can last for several decades.
Untreated cedar siding can give a home an attractive, rustic appearance. Over time, it will gradually whiten. Untreated cedar siding will not last as long as treated wood. If you like the natural look of cedar, you can apply a clear finish, or you can choose to paint it. Cedar siding needs to be repainted or refinished every four or five years to maintain its appearance. It is available in red and white in bevel, tongue and groove, board and batten, rough cut, and other patterns.
Cedar siding is an environmentally-friendly choice. It requires minimal amounts of processing and treatment and can biodegrade completely after it completes its useful lifetime. Since cedar trees are planted after older ones are cut down, cedar is a renewable resource.
Cedar siding has excellent insulating properties, which can lower your energy costs year-round. It keeps warm air inside a house in the winter and keeps cool air inside during the summer. Cedar siding also protects the internal structure of a house from excessive heat, water, and dryness.
If you are interested in replacing your siding with attractive and long-lasting cedar, contact Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors today for an estimate.