Homeowners all over the country are drawn to wood siding for its warmth and charm. Solid board siding is simply another alternative to solid wood siding, made mostly from redwood and cedar trees. If this is the style you’re interested in for your home, keep reading.
Solid board siding costs vary widely depending on square footage, amount of materials needed and cost of installation. Contact a local siding contractor for cost estimates.
Depending on how well you care for it, you can expect your solid board wood siding to last from 30 years to the life of the building. This can be extended through proper maintenance before, during and after installation.
If you want your solid board siding to look great for years to come, it’s important to make sure that your contractor seals it well with water-repellant sealant before installing. It then needs to be applied every two years thereafter, and painting will be required every three to five years. Proper preparation of the surfaces will prevent you from having to repeat it more often than necessary.
Solid board siding can be purchased untreated, treated with water repellent, primed, painted or stained. It can be applied horizontally, vertically or diagonally and comes in nominal dimensions of 1-inch thickness, 4 to 1- inch width and random lengths up to 20 feet.
Solid board siding comes from many different tree species, but most commonly redwoods and cedars because they resist rot and decay.
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