Though so much has been made of late of our planet's diminishing natural resources, there still are some environmentally conscious consumer choices available – choices that don't conflict with nature. A prime example of this in the construction and building industry is illustrated by the use of exterior wood siding.
With a keen awareness of and respect for, the delicate balance of consumption and natural resource availability, siding manufacturers have shifted to a predominate use of cedar in most ‘exterior wood siding’ (which is also known as ‘revtement extrieur en bois’ in the French language) products.
As cedar can be plentifully grown and controlled, wood siding for the exterior of any home can be produced without having to grapple with issues like clear-cutting and deforestation.
Because of advances in the use of wood underscored by this responsible approach, homeowners can continue to install wood siding so that they can show off the natural grains that dress up the exterior.
Unlike some of the imitation materials, wood siding offers a wider array of styles and designs for the home exterior. If you want to incorporate a truly rustic look on your house, you might be attracted by log wood siding.
You can also consider other exterior wood siding solutions from a long list of possibilities. Go with a lap siding if the architectural style of your home or neighborhood calls out for that. Another rustic wood siding choice that conjures up images of the construction methods of the early settlers is board and batten exterior wood siding.