Wood siding has a timeless appeal that can improve the look of any structure, so why consider any other material? Because despite its broad popularity, wood siding actually has a variety of shortcomings. Nowadays, homeowners and commercial builders are turning to a superior alternative to wood paneling: cedarminum. We’re proud to offer this solution ourselves at Alumax Panel, melding the classic aesthetic of wood with the durability of high-quality aluminum siding. Now, you really can have it both ways!
Pros and Cons of Wood Siding
Wood siding has a rustic charm that’s very appealing, especially in certain regions of the country, but there are a few issues. Even if you select more durable types of wood, such as redwood or cedar, your siding will be susceptible to damage that can affect longevity. This can determine how soon it may need to be repaired or replaced.
The two major risks to wood siding are:
- Wood siding can warp and rot with frequent or long-term exposure to a wet environment.
- Wooden structures and decorative elements are prone to attract insect colonies. Termites are the most worrisome and potentially damaging.
- Since many types of wood are among the softest siding materials, it can also be scratched more easily than certain metals.
Introducing Cedarminum: The Best of Both Worlds
What do you do when you want an alternative to wood paneling that eliminates the potential downsides while still maintaining the classic look and feel that wood provides? You find a material that accomplishes both! Cedarminum, as its name suggests, is a high-quality aluminum that offers the aesthetic benefits of wood with the durability that only metal siding can provide.
Cedarminum panels bring all the charm and warmth of a wood to a project while still offering the long-term ROI that durable aluminum panels provide. These are great for any project — from a simple residential addition to a major commercial build — to improve the look of a structure without compromising on durability.
Let’s next answer a few questions we’ve received about turning to cedarminum as a favourable alternative to wood siding:
Is it Eco-Friendly?
Some folks are hesitant about veering away from a natural, green material (when sustainably sourced) like wood in favor of cedarminum. Rest assured, however, that the latter is just as eco-friendly by design. Cedarminum is lightweight, made of sustainable material and, best of all, is 100% recyclable.
Is it Available in Different Styles?
Yes! One of the biggest advantages to cedarminum is that it can be coloured and finished to resemble nearly any type of hardwood at any distance. Cedarminum comes in over 35 available textured finishes including walnut, oak, pine, and cambridge variants!
How Much More Durable is it than Wood?
Unlike most forms of wood siding, cedarminum panels are resistant to water, insects, weather, warping, scratching and more. The colour won’t fade over time and, despite the industry-leading durability of this extruded metal, it’s exceptionally easy to install! This means that unlike wood, cederminum will last and look beautiful for even longer than most other materials available.
Take Your Project to the Next Level with Our Cedarminum Panel Solutions!
Interested in learning more about turning to cedarminum for your next project? We can help guide you through the wide variety of options at your disposal in terms of colours, finishes, and profiles. We want you to have all the information you need to decide whether cedarminum is the alternative to wood siding you’ve been searching for.
To learn more and get started, contact Alumax Panel and have one of our building experts go over your plans with you! We’re happy to help and look forward to discussing your project.