Wood siding types that are manufactured today are many which include, clapboard, plywood, shakes and shingles, tongue and groove and hardboard. Choosing a type of wood for your house is a big step. By matching the style of your home to a unique wood siding type you will be have a more desirable looking house at the end of the day. Read on to find out more about the unique types of wood siding available.
Clapboard siding are long planks of wood that are lain horizontally overlapping one another on the side of the house. A big plus for clapboard siding is that it complements any style of architecture. Redwood and cedar are the most preferred wood variety to be used for clapboard siding while fir and larch are acceptable too.
Plywood siding is another type that is easy to install using the most minimum basic carpentry skill. It is typically made from Western red cedar, Douglas fir, Southern pine and redwood, giving off a variety of patterns and textures to choose from. Plywood siding that is painted or stained regularly can last up to 30 years and more.
Shakes and shingles are like clapboard siding as they are able to fit into any architecture style. They have an attractive and rustic appearance and are also decay-resistant. This type of siding is made of cedar that can come in a number of grades. Depending on maintenance and climate, shakes and shingles can last from 20 to 40 years.
Tongue and groove siding are lengths of boards that fit and lock together in a pattern. It is made from pine, cedar and teak and is valued by its versatility and attractiveness. This type of wood siding can be installed horizontally, diagonally or vertically with either a rough or smooth finish. Depending on the style of the home, it can come in a knotty or clear appearance.
Hardboard siding is made of wood chips that are compressed to form sheets that are cut to style. Styles like lapboard, stucco, board or batten are available for this type of siding. It less expensive than solid wood siding but has a good durability and strength.
You are now ready to choose from the variety of wood siding types, one that is going to match the style of your house architecture.