The first thing anyone notices about your home is the exterior making your siding one of the first impressions others have of your home. If your siding needs repair or has faded significantly, that first impression is not going to be as favorable as you would like. TEMA Roofing can help you restore the exterior of your home to its original beauty with a siding replacement or repair.
What is Engineered Wood Siding?
Engineered wood siding is created to eliminate flaws, resist deterioration and cost less to install and maintain. The siding is created from wood strands coated with resin and compressed to create a board that is much stronger than natural wood. The boards are then coated with an overlay with a natural-wood grain appearance to make it look more authentic.
Benefits of Engineered Wood Siding
Engineered wood siding is lighter than natural wood and includes features that make it easier to install. Many have self-aligning edges or “smart locks” that make the siding more manageable. It can be purchased pre-primed and ready to paint or already finished to look like natural wood siding. Flaws are hidden in engineered wood siding, unlike natural wood where knots and other blemishes can be seen. Because the siding is coated, it is not susceptible to rot and insects.
Engineered Wood Siding Compared to Wood Siding
Both engineered wood and natural wood give you the traditional clapboard look found on many older homes. Traditional wood is usually made of redwood or cedar as these types of wood are more resistant to decay. Engineered wood siding looks very similar to natural wood, but does not have the added maintenance requirements. Natural wood must be painted, stained or sealed to protect it from the elements, while engineered wood can be purchased in an already finished format that does not need painting or staining. Natural wood is not resistant to insect damage and is often more expensive to install than engineered wood.
Call TEMA Roofing Your Engineered Wood Siding Experts
TEMA Roofing has decades of experience repairing, replacing and installing engineered wood siding. They have a wide range of colors and styles available so you can create the look you want on your home’s exterior. Their knowledgeable technicians can review your project and will guide you every step of the way, creating an outside to your home that you can be proud of.
If you are considering engineered wood siding, contact TEMA Roofing today. You can reach our friendly, helpful sales staff by phone or simply fill out the easy contact form online.