The material you choose for the exterior siding of your home can enhance the look of the entire property. Nothing says charm quite like a shingle style house. Cedar is a good insulator due to its low density; less heat is transported through the wood. This factor keeps heat from escaping in the winter while retaining the cool air in the summer. An added benefit to reduced heat flow is that it also creates a natural sound barrier. Cedar is well known for being a sustainable, durable wood product. It can be stained, painted, or left natural.

The main reason people choose cedar siding or shake is its visual warmth and character and overall aesthetic enhancement to any design. Dark shake style shingles combined with a light color trim along with pane windows renders any home design into an appealing cozy cottage style. Real cedar shingles and shakes only get better with age as the natural warm tones mature into a beautiful lustrous grey patina.

The singles are mounted over an integrated fiberglass mat laminate onto a strong plywood backing for long lasting protection. They are naturally resistant to pest infestation and decay and are one of nature’s best insulators. Shingles are available in hundreds of factory-finished stains and colors and they can be pressure treated to become fire resistance as well.

We can help with your new home build

If you can imagine it, we can build it for you. With more than three decades in the construction industry, Nelson Builders has the expertise to be your custom home builder in the Northern California Bay Area.  Our homes come from quality that can only be constructed with the exceptional craftsmanship that our customers have come to appreciate. Our attention to excellence stems from the rich history of our company, a second-generation California custom home builder, and remains as one of our esteemed core values today.

Whatever plan you decide on, we work to ensure that you are completely satisfied in every regard including the selection of design details and finishes. We focus on clients individually to serve their needs at the highest level, so we can deliver our full commitment to the success of your project. Call us today at 707-955-6866 to get started.