Durability of 1×6 Cedar T&G Siding
After you install your 1×6 Cedar T&G Siding it can be sealed but doesn’t have to be. If left unsealed, Cedar Siding will eventually turn a real pretty patina (silvery/grey) color. If you prefer a nice fresh new look then it would be good to seal it. After the initial seal, you will find that it needs to be resealed about every 5 years. There are several good sealers on the market right now just make sure you talk to an export to find the best one for your climate.
When selecting a Cedar T&G Siding to use make sure that it has been kiln dried. This will ensure the stability of the wood and prevent shrinking once it has been installed. After Cedar has been kiln dried it is a very stable wood and you shouldn’t have to worry about movement. Another good feature to look for when buying is to make sure it is reversible and has a rough sawn side as well as a smooth side to it. This will give you the ultimate flexibility. Cedar T&G Siding also comes in a variety of grades from clear down to economy.