Treated engineered wood siding made its debut in the 1990s. It may look like the real thing, but it is really made from woodchips or wood fibers. Using resin, these are bonded together, creating a composite material that is stronger than real wood. It is then embossed with a woodgrain pattern for a more authentic look.
Engineered wood is available in pre-primed, ready to paint, or pre-finished boards, shingles, and panels. It is also available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and finishes.
There are a few pros and cons of Engineered Wood Siding that you should consider when you are deciding on what new siding you want for your home.
Pros of Engineered Wood Siding:
- Considered eco-friendly because it uses waste products.
- More durable than real wood siding.
- Costs a lot less than actual wood siding.
- Treated against rot and termites.
- Resists warping, twisting, cupping, and shrinking.
- It resists impact from hail and debris better than other types of siding.
Cons of Engineered Wood Siding:
- It can’t be repainted or restained.
- Doesn’t have the same natural variations as real wood.
- The binders used aren’t eco-friendly.
- The surface must be regularly maintained. This prevents water damage.
If you are thinking of replacing your siding, contact us for a free estimate today. We have a wide range of siding to choose from. We offer Certainteed and Ply Gem Mastic siding, ensuring you will always find the siding you love.
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