Extremely popular during colonial times, pine siding has declined a bit because of the extra maintenance it requires. However, many homeowners still appreciate the look and feel of pine and will probably keep it on the market for years to come. If you’ve been considering pine siding for your own home, we have some information to help you make your decision.
While lumber prices are subject to change, average yellow pine siding costs $6,750 to $7,500 after installation for a 1,250-square-foot home. The cost can fluctuate depending on the price of labor in your area, the quality and type of materials used, and the size of the project. Contact a local siding installer for more detailed cost estimates.
Pine siding requires a significant amount of care and is lessening in demand because it is not rot-resistant. In addition, it tends to buckle and warp a few years after installation. Proper maintenance is a must with this siding option.
Pine siding must be protected from the weather and pre-primed or pre-stained before installation. It must also be routinely re-stained or painted every few years to keep it from declining in appearance.
Pine siding is most commonly available in clapboards, but also in the “board and batten” style, tongue and groove paneling, or half-logs.
In colonial times, pine siding was the most popular choice in wood siding. In light of new technologies and materials, however, it is becoming less and less popular.
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