Lowes Wood Siding vs. PJ Fitzpatrick

Lowes Wood Siding

Wood has been a popular siding material for years, mainly due to its versatility – it can be used on nearly any home or building and can be painted or stained virtually any color. Today, there are many different wood types that are used for siding, and if you’re looking for a specific type, skip Lowes’ wood siding and call the experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick. We can help you decide which type of wood is best for your home.

Cedar

Lowes Wood Siding

Cedar wood is known for its grain and is a very popular wood used for siding. Homeowners often choose either red cedar or white cedar; while red cedar is known for its durability and natural resistance to rot, white cedar is also a favorite for its unique look. Both types of cedar weather to a darker color, but white cedar is often used as siding for coastal homes because it weathers to a shade of silver.

Spruce

Spruce wood is one of the most available siding types, which makes it very affordable and another popular choice among homeowners. Spruce is known for its strength and can be used to build many different things, from guitars to furniture to trellises and more. Because it’s a soft wood, spruce needs to be sealed on a regular basis to prevent it from rotting.

Pine

Pine wood is in the same family as spruce, so it’s also an affordable siding option. Because pine holds a finish well, it’s a good option for horizontal siding. However, it can be difficult to find in longer lengths, so if you’re thinking about Lowes wood siding, turn to P.J. Fitzpatrick instead. We’ll work with you to get you the pine siding you want.

Redwood

Redwood wood can be found on the West Coast and is famous for its rich look and texture. Because it’s a strong wood, it resists shrinking and can hold up in nearly any climate. It absorbs stains easily and requires little maintenance, however, since it’s only widely available on the West Coast, it may be harder to find for homeowners in the east.

Fir

Like spruce and pine, fir wood is a popular type of siding because it is can be cut into various siding styles, is easy to install, and is affordable. It also holds up well in many environments and is easily stained or painted, however, since it’s a soft wood, it needs to be sealed regularly to prevent it from rotting.

Wood Grades

Wood siding is typically categorized as one of two grades – “clear” or “knotty.” Clear grades of wood have smooth appearances and show few imperfections, while knotty grades of wood show more of the wood’s grain and natural, rough texture. Knotty grade is often used to make a home look more rustic.

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