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Cedar vs Vinyl Siding

Posted by Dave Koerner on May 18th, 1998 10:41 PM

My wife and I are currently building a new home. Originally,
we decided that we would combine cedar lap siding with
manufactured stone for the facade. Our property is heavily
wooded, and unfortunately, we're in an area of heavy infestation
of carpenter bees. After reading up a bit on these nasty little
devils, we're now concerned that cedar may not be the best choice!

Already, we've seen at least a 1/2 dozen nests chewed into our
framework - what's the chance that these little visitors will do the
same to the proposed cedar siding??? The last thing we need is to
spend 10K in siding only to have it destroyed by the bees, and the
woodpeckers who love to tear into anything that sounds like a 'chewing
insect'! I'm certain that vinyl is not in their diet, but does anyone
have any ideas if these insects will tear into our cedar???


Dave & Jessica

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