Facts about Vertical Wood Siding

Wood siding.

Today there are many vertical sidings available in the market, but when we think of a durable siding with a classy look, vertical wood siding is the perfect one. The vertical wood sidings are of different types depending on their material and design. The most common ones are: wood shingles, plywood sheet siding, and clapboard. These sidings are very easy to install and can be installed by any carpenter or professional siding installer.

Advantage and Disadvantage

Wood sidings have few major problems. They are prone to termite invasion. Nowadays these sidings are treated with special preservatives that cut down this risk.

Sidings made of redwood or plywood sidings do not have this risk. Vertical wood sidings are also difficult to keep up but if maintained properly they can last up to 30 years. The wood siding also inherits the risk of cracking if not maintained properly.


The basic maintenance includes refinishing them and repainting them after every two years. If it is power washed once every year the risk of algal and fungal growth also decreases significantly.