For some discriminating Denver-area homeowners, there’s simply no substitute for the warmth and beauty of the natural-wood cedar siding.
It’s beautiful siding that gives your home that “instant classic” Colorado look.
The siding experts at Colorado Siding Repair work with cedar products to add style and protection to many of our Colorado customers’ homes. And one look at our many five-star online reviews will tell you our customers appreciate the products, service, and top-notch advice they get from us.
We’d love to earn our next enthusiastic review from you!
Discussion: The Advantages Of Cedar
And a few cautions.
If you love the classic beauty of natural cedar siding, you’re not alone. Many of your Colorado neighbors choose cedar for the aesthetic charm and curb appeal it offers.
Working with real, natural products like cedar is clearly an eco-friendly choice. Your cedar siding will generally offer a high rating in terms of energy efficiency, too.
Cedar siding is fairly light-weight, so installation is often faster (and less expensive) than with other siding products. And since it can be stained or painted, you can change the look of your home without replacing your cedar siding.
You can choose from roughly ten different styles of cedar siding, and Colorado Siding Repair offers expert installation of all of them. Rustic, Dutch lap, clapboard, shake shingles, other “shingle” types, shiplap, the variety of choices is another advantage of cedar siding.
But these great advantages do come at a price. Cedar siding is roughly twice the price of other top-quality siding products (such as James Hardie fiber cement siding) and it requires about twice as much maintenance, too.
To keep your cedar siding looking good (and properly protecting your home), you really must seal and/or stain it at least every other year… and annual maintenance is better.
Unfortunately, bugs love cedar siding so, beautiful as it is, it’s vulnerable to attacks by pests. Water damage to cedar siding is hard to prevent, too (though regular maintenance helps). And natural wood does pose a fire hazard which some other siding products don’t.
All things considered, though, fans of that “classic Rocky Mountain look” agree that the advantages of natural cedar siding outweigh the drawbacks, and are well worth the price.
And Alternatives That Can Create The Same Great Look
If you like the look, but you’re willing to consider other options that can replicate the style while providing superior durability and cost-effectiveness, give the trusted advisors at Colorado Siding Repair a call. We’ll help you explore all the options.
You might find that James Hardie fiber cement siding, with so many style and color choices available, is an even better choice for your home (and your budget). And as your James Hardie Preferred siding experts, Colorado Siding Repair offers you unparalleled expertise and advice.
Consider “WoodTone” – it’s a beautiful product manufactured by James Hardie (the leading name in siding materials) and finished by WoodTone – and it comes in twenty different variations. It looks just like stained wood but it requires much less maintenance.
WoodTone generally costs less than natural cedar (though a bit more than most fiber cement products) and, like top-of-the-line fiber cement siding, it lasts and lasts!
Whatever your style or budget, you have more choices for that classic Colorado look than you may have realized. And the pros at Colorado Siding Repair are ready to help you sort through all the options.
Your expert consultation is a phone call away!