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Wood Siding Materials & Styles

There are many different styles of wood siding used on Minneapolis homes. Wood siding can be broken down into several other categories, all offering unique appearance and styles. The most common types are bevel wood siding, wood lap siding, tongue and groove wood siding, cedar shingle siding, cedar shake siding, and board and batten wood siding. There are a few species typically used for wood siding applications but cedar covers the vast majority of Minnesota wood sided homes due to it’s incredible natural resistance to rot and decay.


Wood Siding Costs in Minneapolis

$435-760
  • Cost per square for labor and materials
  • It is possible to fall outside of that range under certain circumstances involving unusual materials, complex installation patterns or difficult site conditions.
$225-350
  • Raw roof material cost per square (100 sq.ft)
  • Common varieties of cedar shingles and cedar lap siding
$2.25-5.50
  • Raw roof material cost per square foot
  • Common varieties of cedar shingles and cedar lap siding
$65-85
  • Ancillary material cost per square
  • Cost for underlayment, roof accessories, fasteners, etc.
$145-325
  • Labor, permit and dumpsters per square

Wood Siding – Cost Modifiers

Other than the material selection, the biggest cost drivers in the repair or replacement of wood siding in Minneapolis is the size of the house, complexity of the structure, height of work area and number of penetrations (pipes, electrical, exterior lighting, windows and doors, etc.). These cost modifiers are similar regardless of siding material type.


Wood Siding Pros and Cons in Minneapolis

Pros

  1. While this is somewhat subjective, most folks agree that wood siding is beautiful.
  2. Wood siding is natural; therefore no two houses will look identical.
  3. Environmentally friendly material and 100% biodegradable.
  4. Is appropriate for a number of environments, locations, regions.
  5. Wood siding comes in a variety of styles (bevel, lap, shingle, shake, board and batten, tongue and groove, etc).
  6. Cedar wood contains natural resins that deter insects and rot.

Cons

  1. Installation costs are usually higher because it requires a professional and many days, depending on the size of the project.
  2. Requires maintenance – painting, staining, repairs, etc.
  3. Degrades when exposed to the elements (if not protected and maintained)

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