Wood siding is one of the most luxurious siding materials you can choose for your home. However, it’s also a material that requires a good amount of maintenance in order to maintain the appearance. Without proper maintenance, one of the main changes you can notice in your wood siding is its tuning gray. But why exactly does that happen?
The Reason Wood Siding Turns Gray
Have you noticed trees in your area transform from having rich brown trunks to warped, gray one? This is a very common process that happens over time. The same thing can happen with wood siding.
Wood can be turned gray due to light, chemical, or biological factors. For example, the wood on the side of your home that gets the most sunlight exposure or that faces the street and is exposed to salt during the winter months may begin to turn gray sooner.
Something to also note is that wood won’t turn gray overnight. The discoloration can occur several weeks, months, or even years.
How to Protect Wood from Turning Grey
The best way to protect your wood siding from turning gray is by choosing a good manufacturer that coats their wood in a good finishing product. The best finishing product will protect from sunlight, dirt, salt, and pollutants and will not use harmful or toxic ingredients.
Since you probably won’t be shopping for these materials yourself, it’s essential to choose a contractor that uses the best materials on the market.