Why Wood Siding?
The natural beauty, durability, and track record of woodshake siding makes it a choice worth considering. Under normal conditions and with proper periodic maintenance, quality wood siding will last the life of the building.
Wood siding is a veneer or protective covering that is attached to the exterior of the house. The wood is held in place primarily by nails, screws, or in some cases construction adhesives.
Wood is more expensive than other types of exterior siding.
NOT NECESSARILY. Wood may initially cost more than vinyl or certain types of wood imitation siding such as fibre cement, but it is less expensive than masonry or steel. You also need to take other factors into consideration, such as the siding’s lifespan. Regular maintenance will extend the life of the genuine wood, making it one of the most affordable materials over the long run.
Genuine wood siding requires frequent maintenance.
FALSE. All siding requires maintenance. Wood siding needs basic maintenance on a regular, but not necessarily frequent basis to ensure it remains in good condition. Restaining your Maibec siding periodically will keep the wood healthy; it’s also a great opportunity to change the colour if you’re looking for an easy and affordable update for your home—a major advantage over other siding products.
Wood has a limited and will eventually rot.
FALSE. If wood siding is properly installed and maintained, there is no reason for it to rot. Maibec goes to great lengths to ensure its genuine wood siding is properly seasoned and protected. Following our installation and maintenance recommendations will keep your wood healthy.
Installing wood siding is difficult.
FALSE. Wood is easy to work with and does not require any special installation tools. All Maibec products are designed with easy installation in mind. We also offer step-by-step installation guides and videos to help, and our dedicated technical team is just a call away if you have any questions either before or during installation.
There is no real benefit to choosing genuine wood siding.
FALSE. Wood is an authentic, quality material that is always in style. Because it can be easily maintained, it can last much longer than most materials. Wood also complements many other types of materials, making it a great choice for virtually any architectural style.