Engineered wood siding is a cost-effective siding material. It is made up of various materials but is made to look like real wood siding. The resemblance is almost identical, to the point that it can be mistaken for authentic wood siding from a distance.
That said, why should homeowners like you consider engineered wood siding for your next exterior remodeling project? Here are some reasons why:
Those who want real wood siding but cannot afford it should go for engineered wood siding, which is created using a mixture of composite wood materials, fibers and strands. The resulting boards are then overlaid with a protective layer that is intentionally designed to look like wood.
Siding replacement and exterior improvements can be costly. Thankfully, engineered wood siding isn’t as expensive as other siding materials, especially wood.
Installing engineered wood siding normally costs between $3.58 and $8.58 per square foot. Wood, on the other hand, can cost between $8 to $12 for the same floor size.
The materials used to create engineered wood siding are coated with resin binder then compressed so that the resulting board will be strong even against the elements.
Unlike natural wood, engineered wood siding is capable of resisting moisture, rot and pests. These siding materials are treated to withstand these things, and are also coated with a moisture-resistant overlay.
Engineered wood siding is lighter than actual wood and is thus easier to install. It can even be bought pre-primed, ready to paint, or pre-finished in any number of finish options. This effectively reduces the field and labor time once installed.
LP Smartside engineered wood siding can also be bought at longer than standard lengths, even reaching to 16 feet. This means the siding and roofing contractor that was hired to install it won’t have to worry about a lot of seams.
Looking for a contractor that can install LP Smartside siding on your home? Look no further than TJ Exteriors Inc., the top exterior remodeling expert in Minnesota. Call us at (952) 466-6644 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.