Finding the Perfect Wood Siding

When it comes to choosing your siding for your newly built or remolded shed, the options are endless. There are many great choices in the wood family, you will want to make sure to thoroughly do your research so you are happy with the ending site. Cedar is one of the most common uses for exterior siding; within the Cedar family you will find that there are many choices and looks. Some of the most popular options are Channel Rustic, Tongue & Groove, Board & Batten, Bevel, Log Siding & Grizzly Board. While all of these products are found in the Cedar family, the looks that each give are quite different. You can choose a rounded look with the Log siding, a squared off look with the Grizzly board or a more practical look with the tongue & groove.Channel Rustic siding is a multi-functional siding designed to give you several installation options. The boards will overlap one another, resulting in a channel between each board. With Channel siding you have the option to install the boards horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Channel has the ability to respond well to tough & diverse weather conditions. If you are planning on going with Channel, pre-staining is a good option as you won’t have to fight getting the stain into all of the channels.

Cedar Tongue & Groove can also be installed horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You will find that whatever way you choose to install it, it will give it a distinctly different look. You will find that Tongue & Groove siding is available with rough or smooth faces, so depending on the look you are going for it will give it just that! Tongue & Groove creates a V-shape between adjoining pieces. Tongue & Groove is widely used for its good looks & versatility, being one of the favorites among many. Many believe that it provides a more formal & elegant appearance particularly when pieces are smooth faced.

Beveled Cedar Siding is most commonly used due to its natural beauty. You will find there is a higher cost associated with staining & weather damage maintenance if you choose this option, therefore many people steer away from it. Beveled Cedar Siding is installed horizontally & produces an appealing shadow beneath each board. It is manufactured by resawing lumber at an angle, giving it a “wedge” shape.

These are simply 3 options you have when it comes to choosing the perfect exterior wood siding for your shed. The are many options available as to how you stain it, install it & finish it, so do your homework & you shouldn’t be disappointed!