Before you go “all in” on wood siding, it’s important to understand the potential pitfalls. This knowledge will help you determine if wood siding is something that you and your home are prepared for.
Here are some of the most common disadvantages of wood siding, especially when compared to fiber cement and vinyl:
• Maintenance: Maintaining wood siding can be both costly and time-consuming. For example, you need to stain the wood every two to three years to prevent moisture damage and keep it looking its best.
• Pest problems: Regular pest control inspections and treatment are a must, as insects — such as carpenter bees and termites — will be attracted to your siding. If left alone, these insects can cause quite a bit of damage.
• Prone to weather damage: From strong wind to rain to snowstorms, wood siding doesn’t always stand up well against Mother Nature. This is why proper maintenance is a must.
This isn’t to say that wood siding is the wrong choice for your home. However, make sure you understand both the pros and cons before making a final decision. You may soon realize that fiber cement or vinyl makes more sense.
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