402688-wood-sidingWhen you build your home, one of the things to decide upon is what type of siding you’ll use. Wood siding continues to be a popular option and often gives your house a charming look. There are a few things you should take into consideration when choosing this material.


Wood siding typically is long lasting; it may be the only material you put on your home’s exterior. It does need protection to remain in good shape, though. You’ll want to seal the boards with water repellant when you first install them and possibly reseal them every few years, depending on the siding you choose. Painted or stained wood will also need to be touched up regularly.


You’ll also need to decide what kind of wood you want. Consider the look you want for your home. If you want to see the natural wood grain, you might like cedar. If you plan to paint or stain, spruce and pine are usually good options. Choose boards without defects that have a lower moisture content.


The pattern you use for your wood siding determines the look of your house. There are many types of vertical and horizontal patterns to choose from, such as clapboard or shiplap. Some patterns are designed to help weatherproof your house.

Wood siding is a beautiful addition to many houses. Call Exterior Building Solutions in St. Louis for more information about wood siding.


Exterior Building Solutions
8100 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119


Phone: 314-729-7663
Fax: 314-962-7653

St. Louis, MO

8100 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63119