The use of Cedar lumber has long been a material of choice for Siding homes in the St. Louis, Missouri area. In many locations you will notice the use of Cedar is also the choice for building decks and fences. It is definitely a beautiful choice but one that will need maintenance.
Be aware that without periodic maintenance it will look bad and decay rapidly. With the proper maintenance, cedar will remain beautiful and last for many years. All exterior surfaces are exposed to the same conditions and are all susceptible to wear. Cedar, along with all other types of exterior wood surfaces, is no exception.
In today’s world you will notice more and more man made materials are being used for decks, fences, and siding. Often these are advertised as "maintenance free” materials, however they are all eventually going to have algae or mildew grow. Also, deck owners beware, these materials can get quite hot in the summer.
A great thing about cedar is that you can keep it looking beautiful with periodic maintenance! By treating the wood you will prolong the period of time it takes for algae or mildew to grow you. Wood gives you the option of changing the color should you grow tired of the current color.
Congratulations if you are the owner of a cedar sided home, wood deck, or fence. With a little care and occasional treatment you will enjoy it for years to come!
We are a complete exterior wood restoration and maintenance company, performing work on the following surface:
Cedar Siding (Bevel, Panel, Tongue & Groove, Shiplap, Channelback)
Wood Decks (Cedar, Treated, Redwood, Hardwood)
Wood Fences (Privacy, Shadowbox, Picket)
The following are the services that we provide:
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Periodic treatments of the wood surfaces of your home are necessary for the overall protection and to keep it looking its best, whether it is the siding, trim, deck, porch, or fence.
The key to determining the type of treatment needed is to determine the type of finish, if any, you already have. During our initial inspection we will help to determine this for you if you are uncertain. There are certain types of materials you simply can not use over others. There are even specific types of stains to use when attempting to achieve a desired look.
A complete treatment consists of a proper cleaning to remove algae and mildew, and for the removal of current stain when necessary, re-nailing of the surfaces, caulking where appropriate, and a detailed application of the correct type of stain.
There are often times that only a partial treatment is needed. It may be that you only need a cleaning, maybe only some repairs, or you may simply need a fresh coating of the finish.
With our comprehensive evaluation we can assist you in the best, most cost effective approach to maintaining your siding, deck, or fence.