Like any building house or structure, your choice of siding is a very important decision. A good siding will be able to protect your belongings and also effectively ward off any harsh weather. When it comes to your backyard shed siding, there are multiple choices, each having their own pros and cons. Other aspects that can affect your decision making is the cost, ease of maintenance, its durability and availability.
If you want a durable shed siding, then wood would also be a good option. And with this option, you have many choices. For enhanced resistance in rotting and bug infestation, you may use red cedar. The downside to this is that it can be a bit costly to some. A less pricey alternative is the white cedar. Another popular choice for wooden siding is the rough sawn pine.
It is commonly used for a siding with a board and batten design. It is important for you to remember that if you are using wood, you should purchase them when they are already dry. Or else, they have the tendency to shrink when the moisture is gone. If this happens, the strength and durability of your shed is greatly reduced.
Another option for a shed siding is vinyl. A vinyl siding is a great option as they are effective in resisting the elements and they don’t require much maintenance. This siding can also be purchased in a variety of styles which can emulate different types of finishes, like wood, tin and aluminum.
Another great advantage of a vinyl siding is that they can be designed to match your existing home to compliment it well. Vinyl siding has, unfortunately its own disadvantages. Like the tin siding, it can also be pricey. It is also not easily repairable unlike wood. But luckily, vinyl sidings don’t just crumble and break and can withstand wear and tear. And because it doesn’t require much maintenance, you can get your investment back in a short time.
It is important that you are able to assess the pros and cons of all shed sidings that are available to you. Choose one that has more advantages than disadvantages. You can do this by taking into consideration your budget, the aesthetics of your home, its practicality, the durability it can provide and the amount of time that you can spent in maintenance.
Take the time to weigh your options, plan ahead so you can be sure that when you invest your time, money and effort, you get more in return.