Can Wood Siding be Used on Sacramento Homes?
Of course! Nearly all wood siding types can be used on your Sacramento home. However, because different types of trees grow in different parts of the country, keep in mind that—everything else being equal—some species will be more expensive than others.
For example, pine and fir are two common species here on the West Coast, and as a result, will be two of the more readily available and less expensive options you’ll have. On the other hand, if you’re set on installing spruce siding on your Sacramento home (traditionally more accessible on the East Coast), then you may have to pay more. Not just due to transportation costs, but also because non-native woods may require additional weatherproofing measures when installed outside of their natural climates.
The Many Benefits of Wood Siding
The natural beauty and warmth that wood siding can bring to your Sacramento home is undeniable. But despite its beauty, did you know that wood siding is highly durable as well? It’s true! In fact, if installed properly, wood siding Sacramento should last as long as your home.
On top of this, you have a wide variety of wood types from which to choose, from reclaimed or engineered to yellow cedar or pine, not to mention the hundred of finishing options, stains / paints, and designs. Truly, from a customization perspective, nothing gives you the freedom for creative expression that wood siding does.
Does Wood Siding Come with a Warranty?
Again, with periodic maintenance (we’ll talk more about this in a moment), wood siding can last as long as your Sacramento home remains standing.
Because of this, many wood siding manufacturers provide lifetime warranties on their products, although this can go down to as little as 20 or 30 years depending on the specific company, the quality of the wood they use, and their manufacturing process.
In most instances, higher-priced wood siding comes with longer warranty periods and more inclusive contracts.
The Wood Siding Installation Process
The overall process and the length of your installation can vary, and mostly depends on
- The type of wood siding you’ve chosen (e.g. clapboard, wood lap, etc.)
- The level of detail / pattern you’d like
- The size of your Sacramento home
Depending on these factors, your wood siding will be installed using nails, screws, special types of adhesives, or a combination thereof.
However, unlike some other siding types, wood siding is porous, which means that it can be penetrated by water. Ultimately, this water can make its way between the wood siding and your home’s interior walls, where it can cause the growth of mold and other contaminants, and can even cause structural damage. Because of this, Spectrum One will install a high-grade moisture barrier behind your wood siding to keep your Sacramento home beautiful and your family safe and comfortable.
Things To Keep in Mind if You’re Considering Wood Siding
Although wood siding is considered durable, between it, cement fiber, and vinyl, it’s important to note that wood siding will require the most regular maintenance.
Because wood siding is a natural material, it may have a tendency to expand, contract, and warp slightly with the changing seasons, due to temperature and exposure to sunlight. Ultimately, this can cause shifting and result in the existing caulk’s seal being broken, which will require reapplication on an annual basis. You’ll also need to re-paint or re-stain your Sacramento home’s wood siding regularly, although this occurs much more infrequently than caulking.
Also, it almost goes without saying that wood siding is not an ideal choice for fire-prone locations. This isn’t to say that it can’t be done, but it will almost always be more (sometimes significantly more) than wood siding installation within Sacramento city limits. This is because Spectrum One will need to comply with special California building codes, and will need to use fire-retardant wood siding products that come with a higher price tag.
If you have any specific concerns about wood siding based on your needs, we’ll be happy to address them during your free consultation.
What’s the Price for Wood Siding?
When it comes down to it, you can expect to pay between $5 and $9 per square foot for the labor and materials involved in installing wood siding on your Sacramento home. However, keep in mind that although one of wood siding’s main benefits is the number of options it provides, the options you choose can cause big fluctuations in price.
Just like any other service we provide, Spectrum One will be pleased to provide you with a no-obligation wood siding quote, which will also give us the opportunity to shake hands and answer any questions you may have.
Why is Spectrum One the Best Choice for My Wood Siding?
Here at Spectrum One, Inc., we’re proud to call Sacramento home. Because of this, were not just someone you’re doing business with, we’re proud members of your community. Not only that, but we’ve been in business for more than 20 years, so you can count on the fact that we know Sacramento residential construction inside and out. In fact, we’ve been in business for so long that the folks over at Sacramento City Hall knows us by name, which makes the permit process a whole lot easier and much faster!
So when you want a hometown contractor that has the expertise and know-how to get the job done right, with as little interruption in your busy life as possible, you want Spectrum One. Give us a call today at 916-571-2830 to schedule your free consultation, and we’ll talk about how to make your dream home a reality.