There’s nothing quite like the beauty of natural cedar. This timeless tree hails from damp climates, making it one of the most durable types of wood. Cedar has long been a favorite among home builders for its enduring beauty and design versatility. And thanks to innovations in modern siding manufacturing techniques, cedar is more durable than ever before.
In this post from The Construction Group in Minnesota, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about cedar siding and why we love it. To find out more about cedar siding options for your Twin Cities home, give us a call.
Check out these great reasons to fall in love with cedar siding:
1. Weather Resistance
One of the main problems with wood siding is that it’s prone to a wide range of damage as a natural wood product. When you see siding that’s split, bubbled, warped, or rotting, it’s natural wood siding. However, due to its molecular composition, cedar typically resists these types of problems. It can even stand up to some of the most severe weather.
2. Pest Repellent
Another problem with wood siding is that it can be a magnet for pest infestations. Over time, these types of infestations can be more than a mild nuisance, leading to severe structural damage in some cases. But unlike other types of wood, cedar’s oils are a natural repellent for pests and critters including insects like ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, moths, and even termites.
3. Noise Resistance
If you live in the Twin Cities metro area, you know there are few urban and suburban neighborhoods that are free from the noise pollution of the city. But cedar’s natural porosity lends it noise absorption qualities that make homes much quieter.
4. Beautiful Finish
When it comes to aesthetics, cedar is exceptional when compared to other wood and siding materials. While other types of wood siding require paint that can chip and peel over time, cedar is just as lovely without paint. Because of its stunning natural color and rich grain, cedar can be incredibly attractive with only a clear finish.
Order Your Cedar Siding Installation
Whether you’re designing a new home build or updating your home’s current siding, our contractors at The Construction Group can help. To get a free quote on cedar siding replacement services, stop by our siding gallery and then contact The Construction Group in Woodbury today at 651-731-5857. Or connect with us online today.