Wood Siding Alternatives

Wood Siding Flaws

Wood Siding has a unique look that works particularly well on older homes, but it can have some distinct disadvantages. Here are several of the cons that homeowners with wood siding experience. 

Wood siding requires regular maintenance to keep it in good condition. It needs to be painted or stained periodically to protect it from moisture, pests, and the elements. Failure to properly maintain wood siding can lead to rot, warping, and other issues.

Wood is susceptible to moisture damage, including rot and decay. Wood siding can be attractive to pests such as termites, carpenter ants, and woodpeckers. These pests can cause significant damage to the siding and even invade the interior of your home. In addition, wood siding is flammable, which means that wood siding may increase the risk of fire spreading if a fire were to occur. 


For today’s homeowners, there are many siding options that won’t break their budgets and still offer plenty of choices. Technological advances in both vinyl and fiber cement sidings create options that can be indistinguishable from wood without the headaches associated by real wood siding. Whether you’re looking for real wood look vinyl siding or fiber cement board, we have you covered. 


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CertainTeed Craneboard Siding

Vinyl siding continues to be a popular choice for its durability since exterior building materials are exposed to year-round wind, sun, and rain. For those of you who like the look of wood but are discouraged about the maintenance, insulation and cost, CertainTeed Craneboard offers a perfect wood siding alternative. Craneboard’s authentic true-milled, cedar grain face is virtually indistinguishable from natural wood. Plus, its Solid Core backing gives you even more insulating power. Certain Teed is able to capture the distinctive look of wood at a lower cost to the homeowner.

James Hardie Siding Planks

Fiber cement siding is another option that’s becoming more popular with homeowners and builders alike. James Hardie Fiber Cement board is the best of both worlds, matching the beauty of wood with unprecedented durability.

Designed to replicate the look of wood, this specially engineered material is built to endure without warping, fading, splintering, cracking, or denting.

James Hardie siding possesses fire-resistant properties, repels insects, and can survive harsh and unfavorable conditions. In addition, it comes in a variety of colors that won’t fade or require repainting, making it a great alternative to wood siding.

Wood Siding Without the Headache

With modern materials, you can have the classic wood siding look without the hassle of upkeep or worry.  With vinyl and fiber cement siding that’s virtually identical to wood planks, wood siding alternatives have come a long way and are now indistinguishable from the original without the cost or upkeep. 

For more information on wood siding, contact us today and we’ll give you a free consultation.