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Some Types of Wood Siding

as thirty years after you install them. When you do install plywood siding, it offers additional structural support on the wall it is installed on, which is a good thing. There is a huge variety of patterns and textures from which to choose from though, so pick well. Commonly though, plywood is made from western red cedar, redwood or pine. Clapboard is usually made from Ponderosa pine or Douglas fir, with the clapboard planks overlapping horizontally on the exterior of your house. This makes clapboards very adaptable, as it fits almost any style of home. You can also find clapboards made form redwood and cedar if you want to. Another popular type of wood siding is the tongue and groove type of siding wherein one piece slides into another part and locks in place. Very versatile, this siding choice is quite attractive, and can be installed in any direction of the homeowner’s house. It comes in rough finish or smooth finish, so depending on the look you are after, you can definitely find a pattern that will work well for your particular project. With so much variety available, you can get tongue and groove siding in teak, cedar and pine,

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Siding Choices for Four-Season Climates

Vinyl Typically, the most economical option is vinyl. It’s an excellent choice against intense heat. It also resists humidity and stands up well to strong, gusty winds. One of the most popular materials for house exteriors, vinyl protects against cold weather. It comes in a wide variety of colors and textures to choose from. Vinyl products can resemble other materials, including wood. Masonry Brick and stone are strong materials that are both water and fire resistant. This type of siding is highly durable, holding up well to hot and cold extremes. It also provides natural insulation that keeps the home interior a comfortable temperature. Masonry options include cultured stone, a man-made product that simulates the look of natural stone, and real stone veneers, which can incorporate granite, marble, slate or other stone materials. What’s more, masonry protects the house against extreme weather such as high wind gusts, driving rain and hail. Wood With proper care, wood will hold up in all weather conditions. It’s important to perform periodic maintenance such as sealing to protect this material, especially in colder climates. Wood can give a home a timeless, inviting look. There are many types of wood to choose from, including cedar,

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