The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cedar Shake Siding

Having new siding installed can update the look of nearly any home. For an even more dramatic update, consider cedar shake siding. The warm and inviting look of cedar wood is one that is sought by many homeowners. Emilio Bonilla of Siding Magazine realizes this and provides more detailed information about them in his article Cedar Siding.

In writing about this versatile siding option, Bonilla mentions several advantages including:

    • It effectively insulates your home regardless of climate
    • It can be used for a number of different styles of homes
    • It is 50% less likely to warp or swell due to water damage than other types of wood siding
    • It is of much higher quality than other wood siding
    • It is easy to work with

And a few disadvantages such as:

    • It requires a lot of maintenance
    • It may discolor or mildew following exposure to water if not cleaned regularly
    • It is significantly more expensive than traditional vinyl siding

For more information, read the full article here.

If you are interested in getting a price estimate for cedar, vinyl or fiber cement siding for your Chicagoland home, be sure to call the professionals at Baltic Exteriors. One of our roofing and siding specialist will be happy to go over samples and price estimates with you. We have a long history of proven experience and believe that our quality workmanship and high level of customer satisfaction speaks for itself. Learn more by contacting us today.

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