Cedar Shingle Siding
Our team at Oceanside Exteriors knows that finding the perfect siding for your home can be a challenge. There are so many options to choose from, including the tried-and-true of the industry, vinyl siding, as well as options that have been gaining in popularity like James Hardie’s Fiber Cement siding. However, some homeowners prefer a more natural, rustic looking siding solution for their homes. For these homeowners, we are happy to be able to offer our cedar shingle siding. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of cedar shingle siding, take a look below for more information:
What Are The Benefits Of Cedar Shingle Siding?
Cedar shingles are a fantastic siding solution that offer a number of benefits for the homeowners who choose to have them installed on their homes. Take a look below to learn about the benefits of cedar shingle siding:
One of the biggest deterrents for installing wooden siding is that homeowners think that wooden siding won’t hold up under harsh weather conditions. However, the reason Cedar is used for these siding shingles is because cedar is a naturally durable wood that resists harsh weather conditions far better than most other woods. It is pest and rot resistant, but it is still recommended that homeowners finish their shingles because wood can still rot over time. However, many homeowners opt not to finish the shingles in order to maintain their natural appearance, and they generally don’t have many issues with rot damage. If you do opt to paint or stain your cedar shingles, you will need to repaint or restain them every 3-5 years in order to keep the shingles properly protected.
The reason that many homeowners are drawn towards installing cedar shingles is the aesthetic appeal they provide for homes. Cedar shingles provide homes with a natural, rustic look, which is particularly enticing for New England homeowners who are in search of a siding option that helps their home blend in with the countryside. Some homeowners prefer to keep their shingles unfinished, as over time, cedar shingles are left with a silver patina that provides plenty of curb appeal. However, for homeowners who want to ensure that their shingles are protected, cedar shingles can be finished or painted which allows for an enormous amount of customization, allowing you to fit your cedar shingles to any color scheme you can imagine.
Compared to other siding materials, cedar wood siding requires minimal processing to create, and it is also is completely biodegradable once it is time to replace the siding. Many people wouldn’t think that using wood siding would be an environmentally friendly option, but because there is minimal processing required, it is actually more environmentally friendly than nearly any other siding option. Furthermore, wood can be sourced from designated forests that are restocked specifically for construction purposes, mitigating the environmental impact of using cedar siding.
Cedar wood siding is an excellent insulator! It will help keep your home cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter. It also helps protect the structure of your home from water or heat damage, helping to reduce the chance of structural damage to your home!
Cedar wood shingles are a fantastic siding solution for homeowners looking to add rustic charm to their home. Between their aesthetic appeal, durability, low environmental impact, they are one of the best siding materials on the market. If you are interseted in installing cedar wood shingle siding onto your home, our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! We can be reached over the phone at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding replacement needs!
Our Recent Projects
We used Maibec cedar shingles and Azek trim and roofing.