Siding made with Western red cedar offers a range of benefits, most notably that it’s simply beautiful to look at—few exterior products deliver the warmth and richness as real cedar. But beyond looks, cedar is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects, so it lasts for a long time, no matter what Mother Nature throws at it.
Exterior design options are nearly limitless, with profiles including a layered bevel, sleek tongue-and-groove, or a custom board and batten, plus grades ranging from smooth clear grade to knotty for a more rustic appearance. Add color if desired because cedar takes stains, oils, and finishes well.
For projects seeking a trendy, contemporary look, consider a vertical siding installation. Here are a few examples from the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association to inspire your imagination:
Exposed hardware gives this contemporary vertical application an industrial edge.
Unique vertical orientations add texture and visual interest to the rear of this home.
Light, clear-grade cedar brings a contemporary contrast to this structure’s stone exterior.
Vertical siding helps ground this unique cliffside home, while the dark stain blends effortlessly with the stone surroundings.
Vertical siding isn’t just for modern looks; combined with the right elevations, accents, and darks, richer colors, it’s decidedly rustic and traditional.