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Treated, engineered wood siding started gaining momentum in the late 90%u2019s and into the 2000%u2019s when homeowners began demanding a traditional looking, paintable option for siding that wasn%u2019t vinyl. Siding manufacturers answered, developing engineered wood siding that differed from the standard 4%u201D vinyl and offered a wider exposure. Even though it%u2019s a less expensive option, many siding contractors recommend treated, engineered wood siding over fiber cement siding because of its reliability and performance. Siding is available prefinished or unfinished and comes in not only panels, but lap, cedar shakes, trims and other accents for your exterior.

As with any siding material, there are pros and cons.  Here are some of the advantages to using treated, engineered wood siding on your home:

  • It’s usually treated with zinc borate for optimum moisture resistance
  • It’s impact resistant—will not shatter or crack  
  • It’s low-maintenance—easily refresh appearance or change up the look with paint
  • It’s faster & easier to install than other types of hardboard or cement siding
  • It’s great for repairing or replacing old masonite siding
  • It’s eco-friendly, using only renewable and natural resources

PRS Roofing & Siding is a locally recognized siding contractor serving Richmond and Central Virginia.  Our highly trained and qualified team installs top quality siding products to homes throughout the state.  Today’s products are superior to previous generations of treated, engineered wood siding in terms of efficiency, durability, weather resistance and style. PRS Roofing & Siding features product lines that meet these standards, including LP Smartside, Norandex, Mastic and Revere among others.  Most products from these lines are available in a wide range of styles, sizes, finishes and textures.

For more information on treated, engineered wood siding installation and repairs, contact PRS Roofing & Siding today.