What's the Best Type of Wood for House Siding?

Commonly seen on historic homes, wood siding is widely known for its classic appeal. But if you pick the wrong specialty wood or don’t keep up with maintenance, wood siding can fall apart and warp over time. Cedar and redwood, in particular, are great at holding up to the elements. Cedar and redwood house siding are available in a range of styles, finishes, and textures. It’s easy to repair, but can be a challenge to install over existing siding without the help of a professional. Once wood house siding is installed, it needs to be painted. You can stain your wood house siding instead if you prefer, and this usually requires less maintenance than paint.

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To learn more about the best type of wood for your home’s siding, come to Southern Lumber, where we have been providing specialty woods for residents of San Jose, California and the surrounding areas since 1904. Call us at (408) 297-9663 or visit our website for more information about our selection of specialty woods and woodworking tools. 

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