If you want to enhance the appearance of your home, wood siding installation can be an excellent way to accomplish the task. Although many homes today feature vinyl siding, wood has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Wood siding is beautiful, durable and recyclable, and its versatility allows you to create an exterior that is truly unique.
Why It Works!
Certain Architectural Styles Require Wood Siding to Look Their Best
For certain homes, the only facade that matches the architecture properly is wood siding. Consider what would be lost if you chose stone siding for a Victorian home, for example, or brick siding for a cozy cabin in the woods.
Wood Siding is Extremely Versatile
Although many homes are clad entirely in wood siding, you have many other options. For example, if you have a two-story home, you could leave the stone façade on the first floor and side the upper story in wood. You can use wood siding to accentuate architectural features, or you can combine different styles of wood siding to increase visual interest.
Many Different Types are Available
Manufacturers produce siding from a variety of different woods. Cedar siding has a natural resistance to insects and rot. Pine is economical and readily available. Other popular woods include cypress, redwood, oak and spruce.
Different Styles are Available
Over the centuries, a number of different styles of wood siding have been designed. Shake siding is similar to wood shingles in appearance; each piece tends to be a slightly irregular rectangle. Shake siding enjoyed great popularity in New England during the 1600s and again during the late 1800s when the Queen Anne architectural style was introduced. Clapboard siding consists of long horizontal rows that overlap slightly. Board-and- batten siding features vertical boards that typically alternate between two widths; this type of siding was popular for many homes featuring American Gothic architecture as well as for many rustic homes built during the westward expansion. Tongue and groove siding features horizontal boards that are joined without any overlap.
Color Changes are Easy
If you decide that you no longer care for the color of your house, you can easily paint most wood siding in any color you desire. You can follow decorating trends or just give your home a fresh look periodically. If you want, you can save the color changes for the architectural accents only, allowing you to experiment without making a significant commitment.
Contact Alpha for More Information
Alpha Roofing installs wood siding, including James Hardie siding, skylights, asphalt shingles and metal roofing systems. We have been serving the Central Texas area for over 35 years. Our goal on every job is to exceed the customer’s expectations, deliver quality results in a timely manner and offer competitive prices. You can request a free quote by calling our office at (512) 777-1086 or submitting our online form.