Cedar shingle siding provides some significant advantages to property owners that choose to use it, which includes greater protection, a spectacular interior and higher curb appeal. Cedar is a superb construction material which displays numerous characteristics which give it high resistance and durability.
What Is Cedar Shingle Siding?
Cedar shingles are sliced off cedar blocks and are carefully milled, which means that they have a more uniform look than cedar shakes. When installed as siding they will lie flat, and the overlay between them leaves no gaps which will be exposed by the elements. Installing cedar shingles is intensive both in labor and time, which makes them one of the more expensive siding materials.
When Do You Need Cedar Shingle Siding in New Jersey?
- When you want various finishing options: Cedar is the go to material for homeowners that want a rustic or natural look. As it ages it will become whiter, and does not have the same durability as wood which has been treated. However, it is available in more finishes and is receptive to paint. Cedar requires repainting every 5 years or so to maintain its good looks and some of the finishes which it can be purchased in include groove, bevel, board and tongue. Its two principle colors are white or red.
- When you want eco-friendly siding: Although treated wood has greater longevity than cedar shingles, the shingles are friendlier to the environment. The reason for this is because its processing is minimal as is the treatment. Once your cedar shingles completes its life cycle, it is totally biodegradable. It is a renewable material that is vastly superior to other woods such as pine.
- You want greater insulation: Cedar shingles is one of the best insulation materials one can use for siding. This is due to it blocking the warm air loss during winter while keeping cooler air in the home during summer. Those who install it will save a lot of money on energy costs and it will also protect the home’s structure against extreme heat, dryness and moisture, which reduces the chances of internal structural issues.
- When you want a natural, rustic appearance: Property owners that crave a rustic look won’t go wrong with cedar shingles. This siding material is warm, natural and absolutely stunning. It will blend in with almost any backdrop, which is one reason why it has been used on buildings for so many years. It has a distinct grain pattern that gives it high resiliency and unrivaled aesthetic appeal.
Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Cedar Shingle Siding?
When installing cedar shingle siding, or any other type of siding material for that matter, one must have patience, knowledge, experience and attention to detail. These are traits that our team at Affordable Home Services has in abundance. We have been in operation since 1947 and our longevity is testament to the commitment we have for our customers and our craft. Call (973) 473-4830 or email us at email@example.com for more information.