Vinyl Siding: Served Medium Rare

Vinyl Siding: Served Medium Rare

Despite the pervasive “where did the summer go” question I hear at this time of the year, there’s still plenty of grilling yet to be done. If you’re lucky enough to live in more temperate areas — or if a little snow and sub-zero temperatures don’t scare you...
Vinyl Siding: Served Medium Rare

Why Not Use the Bark?

I’m a big fan of simple designs that fit the surroundings, which may be why I find siding made of bark so interesting. This style was quite popular in Appalachian mountain resorts at the turn of the century until the chestnut blight hit in the 1940s and the bark...
Vinyl Siding: Served Medium Rare

Updated Tree House

Here’s a siding option that is starting to make a comeback—tree bark. Proponents of this exterior cladding applaud the way it reduces the visual impact of the home on the surrounding environment and its low-maintenance longevity—bark siding can last as long as 75...
Vinyl Siding: Served Medium Rare

Clear Cedar Upgrade

I write about this stuff all the time, but it’s really cool to see how siding can transform a home. Last weekend, while visiting family, I just gasped when I saw how new red cedar siding had transformed this house. Clear grade, no knots, and a rich glow from the...