Natural cedar siding, like any wood, requires regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure it stays in peak condition. For some unfortunate homeowners, woodpeckers cause more than their fair share of damage. These feathered foes cause unsightly holes that lead to pests, mold and rot.
So why does this happen and what can you do?
Woodpeckers peck at wood for many reasons, including building nests, signaling other birds or feeding on insects living in the wood. They often peck at dead or dying trees, and, due to their territorial nature, they often return to the area even after the trees have been removed – resorting to the next best thing: a wood home, preferably with cedar siding.
There are many ways to attempt to deter these federally protected birds – but it may be time to replace your cedar siding with a woodpecker-resistant alternative. If woodpeckers are destroying your home – and your peace of mind – contact us for a free, no-presure consultation.
The good news? There are many great options for replacing cedar siding that will give you the look of real cedar – while being far more resistant to Mother Nature’s challenges.
This siding offers the best of both worlds: the look and feel of real wood without the maintenance. This siding can withstand the coldest winters, humid summers, hail, termites and, you guessed it: woodpeckers.
Utilizing engineered wood technology, LP Smartside Siding delivers a more durable, less expensive alternative to real cedar that still complies with many homeowner association regulations that require “cedar” materials.
Allrite is a certified LP SmartSide Expert Master Installer Company and we’ve worked with their products for years. We’ve seen firsthand how beautiful LP SmartSide siding looks on homes of all shapes and sizes – and they offer a complete line of high-performance products to complement almost any building style.
LP Smartside Siding comes in two different textures: Cedar and Smooth. It comes in a variety of prefinished colors.
DaVinci’s cedar alternative also offers the aesthetic beauty of real wood without the maintenance and upkeep. It can handle anything mother nature has in store: sun, hail, insects, woodpeckers, polar vortexes and more – plus, it is resistant to fading, rotting and cracking – and comes with a lifetime material warranty.
We have been working with DaVinci’s premium roofing materials for decades – and their Hand-Split Shake Siding has all the hallmarks of the brand’s craftsmanship and durability.
Another bonus? DaVinci tiles are made in the USA – manufactured in Lenexa, Kansas.
DaVinci’s Bold Nature Crafted Collection has the warmth and softness of natural cedar stains that have weathered beautifully over time. The siding is made of virgin resins fortified with state-of-the-art UV stabilizers. The color you pick is the color you keep.