- Solid wood or lumber is a good option and, as long as it’s well maintained, is very durable and looks good. It can be arranged horizontally, vertically or even diagonally.
- A less costly option is hardboard. This is generally comprised of wooden fiberboard, compressed with a synthetic adhesive and treated with an EPA approved preservative which protects it from insect damage and decay.
- Another choice is plywood siding. Douglas fir, yellow pine and red cedar will typically be used with this which can add support to the buildings structure.
- Cedar and redwood are woods often used for weatherboard or clapboard which is a very attractive wooden siding option. These woods are strong and less prone to decay and are usually installed horizontally with overlapping boards.
As we can see, there is much more than one choice of wooden siding. It’s good to be aware of what look you desire for your home as well as the type of wood that will suit your location.