Wood siding is a very popular choice for home siding, but you may have questions before deciding to have it installed on your home. It’s perfectly normal to have questions about home siding before committing to it. We’ve compiled the most common questions about wood siding here to help you in your research, and to help you decide whether or not wood siding is for you.
Here are some frequently asked questions about this popular choice in home siding:
Will moisture ruin wood siding?
Not when it’s installed correctly by professionals. When done properly, there should be a protective barrier between the structure and the siding to prevent moisture issues. Like all home siding, wood siding requires some maintenance. However, with regular maintenance, it can last even longer than vinyl siding.
Are shakes and shingles my only options?
There are actually several types, styles, and colors of wood siding available. Take a look at the wide selection that Topper Construction offers:
- Bevel siding
- Cedar shingles
- Cedar shakes
- Split log siding
- Tongue-and-groove siding
- Board-and-batten siding
- Drop-channel siding
These varieties come in many style and color options.
Do I have to worry about insects and fires?
These worries are a thing of the past with nearly any type of home siding, including vinyl siding. Wood siding is now able to be treated with fire retardant and insect infestation preventatives, making them safe against both of these hazards.
Is it as strong as other types of siding?
Absolutely! The quality of wood used for wood siding meets expectations for durability and longevity. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be such a popular option. You can have both attractive and sturdy home siding with wood.
It’s important to know the facts about your choice in home siding before installing. If you ever have any questions about wood siding, you can always call the local experts at Topper Construction.
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Founded in 1988, Topper Construction has quickly grown to become one of the largest roofing and siding contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region thanks to our commitment to providing clients with quality work at a competitive price. We install the full range of vinyl siding from major brands, giving you a wide variety to choose from.
For immediate assistance or questions about wood siding or home siding, please call 301-874-0220. We are headquartered in Frederick, Maryland with a satellite office in Pittsburgh to help us better serve you, our customers.
We proudly service areas throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware.