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The Pros and Cons of Wood Siding

Wood siding is a very popular home siding choice for homeowners looking for that all-natural look that only wood can provide. Wood siding offers a variety of styles and colors for your home, but its high costs of installation and maintenance may dissuade those looking for a more affordable and easy to maintain home siding solution. Still, if you just love the look of wood, it’s a very viable home siding option.

The Pros of Wood Siding


There are lots of synthetic and imitation siding materials available that are all good materials, but when it comes to looks, some people just want the real thing. Wood has a beautiful, natural, warm aesthetic that gives an inviting feel to your home.


Some species of wood do better as siding than others, but you have your choice of a few solid woods such as cedar and redwood. Wood shingles are also an option. Most wood siding can also be painted, finished, or varnished to add a new dimension to their look. In fact, most wood siding needs this kind of treatment as a maintenance requirement. An exception is cedar shakes, which can’t be painted as the paint tends to peel off.


While it’s generally more expensive to install, wood siding also adds more value to your home as it’s considered a high-end siding. This will give your home a boost in resale value.

The Cons of Wood Siding


Wood siding requires more maintenance than other types of siding. As wood is susceptible to moisture, lack of maintenance can cause significant damage to the structure. Wood is also susceptible to termites and fire. While it can be treated to protect against these threats, the fact remains that you’re going to need to put in a little more effort with wood.


Between installation and maintenance, wood siding isn’t among the cheaper siding options.


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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.