28 Jul '11, 2pm

Low-maintenance, sustainable siding that lasts 50 years without paint.

Low-maintenance, sustainable siding that lasts 50 years without paint.

White cedar contains natural oils that protect the Maibec shingles on homes like this from insects, mold, and decay. Photo: Maibec Sidings White cedar shingle siding protect a building from the elements, have a small environmental footprint, are easy to maintain, and they look good. After a long summer of too much rain followed by too much heat, I am finally able start painting the clapboards on our house. The house desperately needs it, but I don't look forward to the prepping, scraping, caulking, and eventual painting. It got me thinking: what siding would I choose if I were starting over with a new home? (Hey, I can dream.) The answer was simple for me...white cedar shingles. Problems with paint Most wood needs to be coated repeatedly over its lifespan to prevent damage from moisture, insects, and various fungi. And though there are still low-toxic, old-fashioned option...

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