How do you maintain cedar wood siding?
- Keep Moisture away. Moisture is the biggest damaging factor for any type of wood.
- Look for Termites.
- Regularly Inspect the Siding for Cracks.
- Clean Cedar Siding Regularly.
- Keep Pests away.
- Be Regular with Staining and Painting.
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Similarly, you may ask, how often does cedar siding need to be sealed?
Cedar treatments should last 5-7 years High-quality paint or stain, properly applied, should last five to seven years, and as many as 10, depending on weather conditions and if you maintain the siding. However, you may need to reapply a clear-coat stain every two years.
Beside above, can you leave cedar siding untreated? Cedar has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, allowing you to leave the wood untreated without worry of excess warping, rotting and cracking. It does weather, though, changing color throughout time, offering a much more rugged look than stained cedar siding offers.
Similarly one may ask, is cedar siding high maintenance?
Cedar siding is unquestionably beautiful, and unbelievably durable. Unfortunately, it is expensive and can be high maintenance. Most people who choose cedar do so for the beauty of the wood, without concern for the expense and maintenance. If you don't have to worry about the cost of siding, cedar may be your choice.
How do you care for cedar wood?
How to Care for Your Cedar Patio Furniture
- Hand wash periodically with mild detergent and a soft rag, and rinse with a hose.
- For stubborn stains or mildew, apply a mild bleach and water solution, rinse thoroughly, and allow to dry before applying any stain or sealant.
- Unfinished cedar ages naturally to a silver-gray finish with a raised grain.