blog-banner

Are you looking for a contractor?

Submit our quick form and get quotes now!

Table of Contents

Wood Siding: Is it Worth It?

Wood Siding: Is it Worth It?

Exterior renovationsWood Siding: Is it Worth It?

Wood siding isn't only a matter of aesthetics. Even though it's been at the forefront of many myths, it still has a lot of advantages there are yet to be known by the general public. Natural wood siding is available in different essences (cedar, spruce, pine, etc.), and it will give a unique touch to your house, chalet or store.

Becoming more and more popular in Quebec, wood siding is not only durable when properly cared for, but according to Maibec, "Wood goes very well with several other types of materials, which makes it possible to integrate into various architectural styles." In this article, you will be able to know more about the benefits, the downsides and the proper care needed for exterior wood sidings.

The Benefits of Wood Siding

Eco-Friendly & Sustainable

To start with, wood is the most ecological choice you can make. Compared to vinyl which is made of plastic and oil products, it produces fewer CO2 emissions when fabricated. However, it's important to inform yourself about finding a supplier that comes from certified forests, thus reducing waste and promoting sustainable forestry.

Not only is it recyclable, but it provides more cost-effective insulation than other cladding could offer you, which will allow you to reduce your energy consumption. On the durable side, wood is more solid than we could think. In addition to being chock resistant, "a solid wood cladding without protection or finishing product can last a very long time, up to 30 years." (LaPresse.ca

 

 

Economical

Although at first glance wood seems more expensive when installed (compared to some other options available to you), it will be more profitable in the long run for your money. Here's what Maibec explained:

"There are other factors to consider, such as the total life cycle of the siding. Maintenance extends the life of real wood. Ultimately, wood becomes one of the most affordable materials in the long run."

 

Wood Siding Maintenance

With the right care and products, it's easy to maintain your wood siding. The key is to regularly inspect your siding, especially to see if there is any water infiltration. Aside from cedar, natural wood requires minimal maintenance.

However, without any treatments to protect it, your siding can age rapidly. It is preferable to apply an oil or a product to treat your wood at least every 5 years. This will protect the woos from its surrounding environment. For more precision and advice, you can always ask for the help of a contractor that specializes in wood sidings.

Few Drawbacks

Although resistant, wood is not indestructible. Naturally, it could crumble, crack or tarnish. In addition, and that is an obvious downside, wood is more vulnerable in the event of a fire. If installed incorrectly, you could leave room for mould as it is susceptible to water infiltration. Be sure to follow the necessary steps during installation to avoid rapid deterioration of your siding.

Get 3 renovation quotes for your exterior project siding

RenoQuotes.com can help you get quotes for your exterior siding project. If you submit your project, we’ll put you in contact with top-rated contractors. Fill in the form on the homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will get estimates from trusted professionals.

Dial 1-844 828-1588 to speak with one of our customer service representatives

Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!


Last modified 2023-11-07

List of sources


Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Looking for something else?


Table of contents


Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Are you a contractor?

Join our network and receive real leads!

Download the price guide for renovations

We’ll be emailing you the latest market price guide for renovations.



Related articles

The latest industry news, interviews, technologies, and resources.

6 min read

RenoQuotes.com • 07 Nov 2023

10 Signs That Your Foundation Needs Renovation

Renovations often focus on the surface; the glitz and glam-based concerns in the creation of your dream home. However, the foundation is the most important aspect of any structure and could be considered the bones of the home. With this in mind, proper foundation upkeep is necessary, as issues can become more costly the longer they're left as is, and also decrease the value of your home.

5 min read

Amanda Harvey • 07 Nov 2023

What factors influence the energy efficiency of a heat pump

The purchase of a heat pump is often done with the aim of saving energy and watching heating and air conditioning bills plummet.

4 min read

RenoQuotes.com • 07 Nov 2023

Choosing the Right Floating Floor: Characteristics

Now that you’ve narrowed down the type of floating floor you’d like installed, it’s time to choose the characteristics of your flooring. First things first, pick a type of floor wood. There are a lot of options available, and it goes without saying, but there’s something suited to all likings and budgets!

9 min read

Karine Dutemple • 07 Nov 2023

Which Roofing Material Will Best Suit Your Needs?

It should come as no surprise that the roof of your home is one of the most integral and important parts. A well-maintained, beautiful roof is essential for keeping interior temperatures regulated.

12 min read

RenoQuotes.com • 07 Nov 2023

The Unique Look of an Industrial-Style Kitchen

The industrial-style kitchen has been making the round for close to five years now. More popular than ever, its charm is no longer limited to city-centre lofts or condos and is now also prominently featured in rural or suburban homes. It’s both cozy and authentic, and functional and robust. Suffice it to say: it has a little something that pleases all. 


Looking for a contractor?

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes now!