Homes are just a license to never stop working beyond your normal workday, and yet home ownership is so rewarding. We were looking at homes on the market over the last year and each home had something we learned to dislike from our parent’s personal experiences: natural cedar siding. As an avid DIY couple, we had no personal intention of taking the changeover of natural siding to more natural cedar, so we quickly began Googling our way through mountains of information to find what we think is the best replacement for natural cedar siding.
Lavishly live ridding natural cedar siding with what I have found as the 3 Desirable Characteristics of Natural Cedar Replacement and the Best Natural Cedar Replacement.
The Charm Of Natural Cedar Siding
After a brief discussion with the Realtor, it became apparent to me that the home had been looked at by over 100 people in the last 2 weeks, was a well-priced buy no one was interested because…..the natural cedar siding was a deterrent and needed to be replaced. Each family had other priorities and did not want to deal with future moisture issues, and warping and replacement costs, it was just overwhelming to move and take this project on to most.
Cedar gives a home a warm welcoming look and homes are where our lives circulate from, so we want that look. What most of us detest most about natural cedar is the need to replace, the cost of maintenance and of course its susceptibility to moisture. The characteristics that we dislike the most about natural cedar siding become the most desirable characteristics of engineered cedar siding as it takes a negative and makes a positive.
The thought of moving into a home and adding in something that can fail us again is just no appealing, but I have found the best replacement for natural cedar siding.
Whether the homes you are in have cedar shingle, cedar siding, authentic shingles, natural shingles, there is a wood alternative- keep reading to see what I have found.
There is a natural charm to cedar, but the best replacement for natural cedar siding has absolutely crisp edges and superb color that looks as authentic as natural but is low-maintenance and moisture proof.
The old days of cedar shingles meant that moisture locked on into the cedar shingles and then you had warping, curling, and fading issues. One side would never look the same as the other side of the house and it was just a nightmare.
Charm & Appeal
There is just something about a home with cedar shingles that takes us all back to the cape-cod like towns that we love to visit but don’t live in. There is a comfort in the look and a warmth, which transitions over the whole home. Getting that look often is difficult and time takes it toll on the look, creating unwanted maintenance, a highly undesirable factor of home-ownership and true to the natural cedar siding.
Having a home, and kids means that the kids will be in the yard and on a rare occasion balls will hit the house, or elements may affect the home. Traditionally cedar siding could not take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ but times have changed!
3 Desirable Characteristics Of Natural Cedar Replacements
There is a product out there that offers an alternative to natural cedar, and it is fabulous looking. GRAYNE is the miracle replacement I have found and it offers all the charm of natural cedar and has the absolute color technology making it look super authentic, take a look.
Stop worrying about warping, curling, fading, that is all with the natural cedar. The Grayne Natural Cedar Replacement shingles look like aged cedar but are not actual cedar.
When we began looking into possible natural cedar replacements, I was pretty unsure of our options and when we found the GRAYNE products, we simply went to the website and ordered a sample kit which allowed us to touch, and feel the textures and see the coloration of these products.
Have kids that love to play ball outside? Grayne is strong enough to take that impact and life on because it deflects and absorbs the energy from the impact of things life throws at it .. or your kids throw at it, lol! Think Baseballs, golf balls, rocks, Frisbees and then, of course, mother nature and hail!
Now, how about a little giveaway for the Home Improvement lovers? This is for: One 8’x10′ room of Kleer Trimboard, Bead Board and Moulding – Made from Cellular PVC, Kleer products give the look of wood without the maintenance. They will not rot, splinter, delaminate or swell and are impervious to moisture. Giveaway is for US Entrants ONLY
No matter the cedar: cedar shingle, cedar siding, authentic shingle, natural shingle, the wood alternative, also known as a natural cedar replacement will work to transform your home! Order your samples like I did, check out the colors, the composition and read all the FAQ’s then get ready to lavishly live the alternative to natural cedar out loud!