Quick Tips: Engineered Wood Siding

Engineered wood siding convincingly mimics the genuine article, even as it offers installation and long-term performance advantages.

By Bob Vila | Updated Jul 25, 2016 4:29 PM

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For exterior trim work and siding, pre-engineered lumber has several key features that make it a practical option. It’s pre-primed so that it cuts down on paint time. It’s treated with EPA-approved preservatives, giving it extra resistance to decay and insect damage. There are no knotholes or imperfections, and it’s easy to cut and drill.

For more on siding, consider:

Bob Vila’s Guide to Exterior Siding
Siding Roundup: 8 Options to Beautify Your Home
Everything You Need to Know About Engineered Wood Siding