One of the more common types of wood siding is solid wood or lumber. You will find this can be arranged in a variety of combinations such as horizontally, vertically or diagonally. This is a good wood siding option because of its attractive look and, as long as its well maintained, durability.
Hardboard is another, cheaper, option for wood siding. This is usually made up of compressed wood fiberboard that is made with synthetic adhesive, generally treated with EPA approved preservative. This helps to prevent decay and damage caused from insects.
Plywood is also used for wood siding. The types of wood generally used for this are: yellow pine, Douglas fir and red cedar. This is a good option as it can add to the structural strength of the home, whether it’s fitted horizontally or vertically.
Weatherboard also referred to as clapboard is installed horizontally with long boards that overlap. Typical woods used for this are redwood or cedar due to their strength and not being as prone to decay.
From this brief consideration, we can see that there are many different types of wood siding and we have not considered all of them. So, if you are thinking about wooden siding for your new home, its worth taking time to decide which type is right for you.