need to stain cedar siding?
We'd like to re-side our house from vinyl to cedar shingle. In addition to loving the look of cedar we were also under the impression that cedar can be left untreated and acquire a nice patina with age. However, the literature we've read indicates we should stain the siding once it's up. Is this necessary? Or can we either buy pre-finished shakes or apply something ourselves BEFORE they're installed? Thanks.