Are you noticing that your cedar wood siding is starting to warp? That is a clear sign you have some issues that must be addressed sooner than later. The video below talks about wood siding warping (and how to avoid it) and some great wood siding maintenance tips. [ Click in the middle of the video below on the arrow to play the video.
Wood Siding Maintenance
So let’s go through the proper maintenance schedule (for most homes). I always recommend staining cedar siding solid body stain every six to eight years (2 coats). And every three to five years for semi-transparent stain (2 coats). And home exterior staining should mean more than just staining the exterior cedar siding.
Why is Wood Siding Warping?
Typically the reason wood siding is warping is due to the improper maintenance schedule, age, and mother nature. Typically the cedar wood siding is drying out. When they dry out, the beveled siding (that is supposed to lay on top of one another) is now siding to shrink because of drying.
There are now openings. What can get into those openings? Yep, you guessed it – bugs, birds, carpenter bees, rain, mold, algae – you name it!
To sum up, a cedar sided home does require money and time to properly maintain it. They are beautiful homes, but they do need some tender loving care. If you stain it on a consistent staining cycle and replace rotten or dried out-boards every 3-5 years, it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Give me a call if you need an estimate of wood siding replacement or wood staining on your house siding. My team and I have been serving Orland Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Lemont, Orland Hills, Palos Park, St John IN, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.