Cedar shake siding is a type of wood siding that is used in new home construction and in renovation projects. Cedar shake siding is more expensive than most types of siding except for brick and stone. It provides a distinctive look to a home and can add to the resale value of a home.
Reason to Use Cedar Shake Siding
Individuals looking to achieve a historic look or restore an older structure that used cedar shake siding would choose this material in their construction. Cedar shake siding is about 4 inches or more thick, depending on the cut and the preference of the homeowner. It is a little more expensive than standard cedar shingle siding but adds value to the home.
How to Choose Cedar Shake Siding
A homeowner who chooses to use cedar shake siding has many choices between the cut, color and style of the cedar shake siding. The siding should be treated in order to properly withstand the different types of weather conditions the siding may face. A home builder and siding manufacturer can work with the homeowner in the selection of the proper type of cedar shake siding for their home.