Classical. Refined. Natural – these are just a few of the reasons you'll fall in love with wood siding. There are a variety of styles and colors to choose from, including:
- Clapboard – The most popular types are cedar and redwood as they are resistant to decay. These long boards overlap horizontally. Boards installed vertically for a smoother look are known as rectangular planking.
- Plywood – Plywood siding can be applied either vertically or horizontally and is generally made from yellow pine, red cedar or Douglas fir.
- Shingles – Uniform sized pieces of wood made from cypress, redwood and cedar. These are installed from the bottom up to make each layer overlap the other. One variation of shingles are hand-cut versions which vary in size, known as shakes.
- Solid wood – A natural choice – applied horizontally, vertically or even diagonally for a unique look.
Wood siding does need to be maintained in order to keep its natural luster and beauty, but it's hard to beat real wood for its eco-friendly properties and natural insulation. Everyone loves lower utility bills, and wood can offer this as well as long-term beauty and resale value.
Concerned about pests making a snack out of wood siding? Don't be. The wood siding Sacramento experts at America's Dream HomeWorks can advise you on the right type of wood for your home that's naturally more insect resistant. In addition, wood can be treated to help keep termites and other pests at bay, so that you can keep all that natural beauty to yourself.