What is cedar siding?
Cedar siding is siding deprived from a cedar tree, most commonly the Western Red Cedar.
What are the benefits of cedar siding?
Cedar siding differs from other home siding options, because it:
- Easily retains its shape
- Is easy to nail
- Stains well
- Endures natural elements well
- Warranted for 25 years or more (depending on manufacturer)
- Keeps a home warm during winter and colder during the summer months
How can I tell if my cedar siding needs to be replaced?
Any signs of tear, age, water or sun damage, rotting, or warping would suggest cedar siding is in need of replacement.
How long does cedar siding last?
The life expectancy of cedar siding often depends on the manufacturer, but majority of manufacturers offer warranties of 25 years or more. If you install and maintain the cedar siding as instructed, the siding should live out the expected life span.
How much does cedar siding cost?
Cedar siding costs in the mid to high range when comparing to other siding options. Cedar must undergo maintenance every 3 to 5 years which should be configured into your budget over the long term.
Home Advisor projected that cedar siding would cost around $10,000 per every 1,500 square feet. They also projected that to maintain the siding would cost around $2,300 to $5,500 for a 1,500 square feet area. Also considered in this cost was the process of power washing the home prior to staining. Although this could become a DIY project by the homeowner, it is often warned against because of the potential to incorrectly do the work and thus decrease the lifespan of the siding. Regular maintenance is suggested to be performed by a professional. If you are in the Cincinnati area, contact cedar siding expert EMA Construction.
Does cedar siding require a lot of maintenance?
Cedar siding requires maintenance to keep up with the high quality of the siding. The siding needs to be painted or stained every 3 to 5 years to keep it from drying, cracking, or rotting.
Damaged cedar siding can escalate very quickly and become a serious issue with its overall performance. It is important to have your siding regularly inspected for repairs from an experienced siding professional like EMA Construction as part of your routine maintenance.
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Located in Liberty Township, Ohio, EMA Construction provides cedar siding throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. Call us today at (513) 279-8362 or schedule a free estimate.