29 Aug The Best Wood-Like Siding for Homes
There are several different options when looking for wood-like siding for your home, so how do you decide which one is right for you?
Finding wood-like siding for your home to get that perfect cozy cabin look without the worries and maintenance of natural wood can be a big task. There are so many options to choose from that it can be difficult to decide which one works best for you and your home. There is wood-like siding made from vinyl, polymer, rice hulls, fly ash, fiber cement, aluminum, steel, concrete, and more.
Choosing Which Wood-Like Siding is Right for You
When looking at different wood-like siding options, you need to determine what is most important to you. You need to factor in looks, cost, maintenance, how long it will hold up against the climate you are building in, panel size and coverage, ease of installation, resale value, homeowners insurance, and more.
Everlogs Concrete Log Siding ticks all of those boxes plus some. Compared to steel, polymer, aluminum, steel, fly ash, etc., Everlogs is able to accomplish the look of true, real wood-like siding. Many of the other materials are too flat to give the texture of wood or they lack the color and tone of wood siding and must be painted over. Everlogs concrete log siding is created to perfectly match the tones, grains, knots, and texture of real wood – so much so people mistake them for real wood!
Determining the Durability of Wood-Like Siding Options
Many wood-like siding options are labeled as “low maintenance,” but this can mean they do not hold up well over a long period and only look great in the short term with little maintenance. For example, according to Forbes, vinyl siding can melt in extremely hot conditions and crack under extreme cold. It can also grow mold and rot if sheathing is not installed with a waterproof seal, which needs to be redone every few years. Homes built with metal siding like steel or aluminum offer little insulation and can fade with too much sun exposure. They also do not work well in extreme climates and are extremely susceptible to loud outside noises.
Learn more about the pros and cons of different types of wood-like siding options.
When it comes to Everlogs concrete log siding, it is completely maintenance-free and built to last generations. EverLog Siding is made of GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete). Our GFRC mix is of the highest quality and has been extensively tested and is widely used in residential and commercial applications throughout the world. Because EverLog Siding is manufactured using only the best materials we achieve superior strength, durability, and performance. There is no need to preserve, re-stain, or seal annually. Concrete log siding does not hold moisture, so there is no worry of mold or decay, and is completely resistant to insects. Our wood-like siding has a class-A fire rating, providing our customers with superior fire protection.
Determine Which Wood-Like Siding is Worth the Investment
Wood siding alternatives have a wide range of pricing and it can be hard to navigate which siding is worth your investment. Many look great upfront but do not perform well under extreme weather conditions and cannot stand the test of time without maintenance or replacement of damaged siding.
Our EverLog Concrete Log Siding outperforms any product on the market and will save you a substantial amount of money over the life of your home. From maintenance costs to homeowners insurance premiums and structural stability to fire resistance, our concrete log products minimize a lifetime of costs. Insurance companies provide our homeowners with preferential insurance ratings resulting in lower homeowners insurance costs. Homeowners insurance is generally a minimum of 20% less costly than comparable timber frame or log homes. Our homeowners save thousands of dollars over the life of the home. We want our customers to enjoy their log home and avoid spending time maintaining their investment.
Due to our concrete log siding being superior to other materials, requiring little to no maintenance, and resistant to mold and other decay, EverLog homes retain a higher resale value. As one real estate agent commented, “An EverLog home is essentially the same home in year one as it is in year fifty.”