Have you ever seen a home with wood siding? It can be very beautiful, especially if it is well cared for. If you are considering installing wood siding on your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Wood siding is very vulnerable to many different issues. It can get damaged by moisture which can cause it to rot or mold. It is not safe in a fire unless it first gets treated with a fire retardant. The fire retardant also needs to be reapplied regularly to make sure it stays effective. There is also the risk of wood boring insects damaging the siding, and if you have those, there is the possibility that a woodpecker will go after them doing further damage to the siding.
If you are ready to deal with all these downsides, as well as the added cost to purchase and install wood siding, you can enjoy the beauty that comes along with it.