Shattering 5 myths about wood

Wood is more expensive than other exterior siding.

NOT NECESSARILY. Genuine wood is more expensive than vinyl or imitation wood siding (such as chipboard, fiber cement, etc.), but less expensive than masonry or steel. Other factors also have to be considered such as the siding’s lifespan. Regular maintenance will extend the life of genuine wood siding, making it one of the most affordable choices over the long run.

Genuine wood siding and shingles require more maintenance.

FALSE. All siding requires maintenance. Wood siding will remain in good condition with basic maintenance on a regular, but not necessarily frequent basis. Restaining your Maibec siding will help keep the wood healthy; it’s also a great opportunity to change the color if you’re looking for an easy and affordable update for your home—a major advantage over other siding products.

Wood has a limited lifespan and will eventually rot.

FALSE. Properly installed and maintained, wood siding will not deteriorate prematurely. Maibec goes to great lengths to ensure its genuine wood siding and shingles are properly seasoned and protected. Following our installation and maintenance recommendations will keep your wood healthy.

Installing wood siding or shingles is difficult.

FALSE. Wood siding is easy to install and does not require any special tools. In fact, Maibec products are specifically designed with easy installation in mind. Our technical team will gladly answer any questions you may have, either before or during installation and we even have step-by-step installation guides and videos to help.

There are no real benefits to genuine wood siding or shingles

FALSE. Wood is an authentic quality material that is always in style. Because it can be easily maintained, it can last much longer than most materials. Wood siding and shingles also complement other types of materials, making it a great choice for virtually any architectural style.