What is the best wood for exterior cladding?
Answered by DG Construction Solutions
14th April 2020
DG Construction Solutions answered the question "What is the best wood for exterior cladding?"
I personally would only use pressure treated timber. Cedar is fine but it dries out quickly and cracking happens. Pressure treated is therefore preferred timber. You can select any timber to be pressure treated and even though treatment isn’t required, it can to colour it
Answered by Diamond Developments & Maintenance LTD
3rd January 2020
Diamond Developments & Maintenance LTD answered the question "What is the best wood for exterior cladding?"
I would personally choose a cedar wood for my cladding, but that's just my experience of doing external cladding. the reason I would go for this is I believe the life span is longer and the wood is more reliable in life expectancy. over all it is completely down to the customer however I would advise that they spend more on the material and not have to worry after a short period of time. this is not a must to purchase cedar wood, just my preference
Answered by John Fisher
14th September 2019
John Fisher answered the question "What is the best wood for exterior cladding?"
There would be three main factors to consider when choosing exterior cladding. The appearance, it’s longevity and the budget. The appearance is obviously a personal factor as would be the cost but these could affect what you choose. As for longevity again it’s slightly dependent on if you want low maintenance you may choose something like cedar or a modern cement board which will look like wood or if you are happy to perhaps have to paint or oil the wood you may choose a kiln dried softwood. So in essence it depends largely on your individual project but I think if maintained properly all choices will give long life.