Lately, we’ve been taking time to answer some of the most popular questions on the internet regarding our products. Cedar siding and cedar shakes are premium siding products and offer a natural beauty that is not easily imitated or replicated. But how long does it last?
The short answer is the cedar lasts anywhere from 20 to 40 years with some well-maintained cedar lasting as long as 70 years. While cedar offers many benefits to durability and insulation compared to something like vinyl siding, it also brings with it a bit more maintenance and up-front cost. Generally speaking, cedar outlasts stucco. It is comparable to log siding, but with less maintenance. It doesn’t last as long as natural stone or fiberglass, but it is more affordable. It is also worth noting that cedar, aside from looking great, is eco-friendly and naturally insect-resistant.
One challenge that you’ll have to weigh when choosing siding is whether you want to buy something cheaper that won’t require maintenance or last as long or whether you’re ready to invest in your home’s cosmetic, insulation and weather-proofing, and long-lasting natural beauty. If the latter sounds like you and you’re prepared to handle a moderate amount of maintenance then cedar is a great choice for your home or even just add some accent work to other siding.
If you’re interested in long-lasting cedar siding then contact EMA Construction today for a free quote on your home. We can handle the design, installation, ongoing maintenance, and repair for all of your cedar shakes and siding needs.