In the United States, Western Red Cedar is the most popular choice used for exterior siding.
The Cellular Composition of Cedar
Cedar wood is an excellent insulator as it is made up of tiny air-filled cells. Due to this your home remains cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Due to its low shrinkage factor it resists warping and twisting.
Using Corrosion-Resistant Metals
The appearance of homes built of cedar logs is rustic.
Cedar is an amazing fastener. It has a corrosive effect on some metals due to natural preservative in it. Use corrosion-resistant fasteners such as galvanized or stainless steel when nailing into cedar.
Stapling or Nailing into Cedar
The screws used for nailing should be one-third longer than those used to attach hardwood siding.
If the product used by manufacturers isn’t coated it will rust when it comes in contact with moisture. As cedar is a soft wood it easily retains moisture. After some time, discoloration of the wood takes place.