Replacing Wood Siding on House: Pros and Cons

Replacing Wood Siding on House: Pros and Cons

Are you thinking of replacing wood siding on your house? Before you embark on a renovation project, it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of wood siding so that you can make an informed decision and allocate the necessary budget. 

First of all, here are some facts. Wood siding can be composite, engineered wood, wood veneer or real solid wood such as cedar. The cost for wood siding varies depending on the material. Generally it can amount from 4 to 10 dollars per square foot of siding installed. 

One of the major advantages of replacing wood siding on your house is simplicity. Wood siding is very easy to install and work. As a result, installation cost is low and it takes less time to finish the job. 

In addition, compared to other materials, wood is cheaper and very accessible. You can find this material anywhere in the world, and even get yourself involved in a DIY project replacing wood siding on your home. 

In terms of disadvantages, wood siding is not as durable as other options. Depending on the quality of the wood you use, you would need to conduct repairs often. You also need to apply paint and coat to protect the wood from weather conditions. 

Most importantly, damaged wood siding can create cold bridges and damage the continuous insulation of your home. This in turn can cause mould in the corners of your home and damage your property. 

If you are thinking of replacing wood siding on your house, it is better to call a professional rather than do it yourself in order to create the most durable and efficient siding for your property. 

Contact us at RH Renovation NYC to discuss your siding installation, whether in wood or other material. If you are located in New York or adjacent towns, our team can come on site to access the existing siding and offer the best replacement solution. Our designers can offer their input on which material and color works best with your existing structure and guide you through the entire process.

We use high-end equipment and can finish the job in no time allowing you to enjoy the comfort of your home without a construction crew outside for long. Last but not least, we can provide you with a free cost estimate so you are aware of what budget you need to allocate to this project. 

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