Using Cypress Wall Cladding For Your House
Choosing the right material for a home’s siding can feel like a big decision. Wall cladding choice should reflect personal style, but it should also increase the home’s curb appeal and help increase the structure’s overall value. While there is no one wall cladding material that works perfectly for every home, cypress wall cladding is a popular choice for a number of reasons. There are advantages to finishing a house or other building with cypress wall cladding. Cypress is very durable, thanks to its ability to withstand elements that would adversely affect other types of wood, such as fungi and insects. Cypress wall cladding also stands up very well to the weather, making it a prime choice for houses that are located near a coastline. Exterior cypress wall cladding has an advantage over other products because it contains an oil called cypressene, which acts as a protective coating.
The presence of cypressene is good news for a homeowner because no chemical protective treatments need to be applied. On the other hand, a homeowner would be wise to periodically apply a sealant for protection because cypress wall cladding, if well cared for, can last many years. The cypress wall cladding that was used on houses in the 1700s has held up so well that it is sometimes removed when these structures are no longer functional, and used again in modern home construction projects.