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Mar 23, 2022

Why Shiplap Siding is the Choice Siding for Your Custom Home

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Siding is the shell of a building and is often one of the first things people notice about your home. There are many things to consider when choosing a siding for your home, including energy efficiency, longevity, style, and maintenance. Choosing siding for custom homes can be especially tricky since so many of the sidings out there don't provide you with a true, custom feel. This can make it feel like you're choosing between style and practicality - but this doesn't always have to be the case. At Marks Lumber, our shiplap siding is the perfect siding that provides the protection and curb appeal you're craving for your unique custom home.


Classic Style

Shiplap is a classic siding option that has been around for many years. Clean, crisp lines offer a simple and timeless appeal that can't be beat. At Marks Lumber, our shiplap siding boasts our famous circle sawn texture, creating a unique look that is perfect for your custom home. Inland Douglas fir's warm blend of red and yellow tones provides a natural look that artificial sidings can't compete with. Don't count this siding out just because of its simplicity - a traditional wood shiplap can do wonders for the overall look of your custom home.



Environmentally Friendly

One of the benefits of building a custom home is choosing unique, sustainable material that you can feel good about using. Wood products are becoming widely popular in the building world because of their sustainability benefits. Wood products store carbon throughout their entire product life cycle, and the emissions produced during manufacturing are much lower than that of other common building materials. Additionally, wood products are a renewable resource that can have many environmental benefits if we continue to manage our forests responsibly.

At Marks Lumber, our focus is on producing top-quality, environmentally friendly materials from log to lumber. This process starts in the forest, where we use responsible logging techniques to help restore and maintain forest health, using the voluntary BMP's as a guideline. We also take pride in our use of bio-fuels and our ability to use the whole log in our manufacturing process, leaving little to no waste behind.



Durability

Shiplap siding was first created for the sides of ships, as the rabbeted edges created a tight, leak-proof seal. Later on, shiplap was used for interior walls because the tight seal helped keep rooms warm and dry. Marks Lumber's Shiplap siding is a traditional, tight edge shiplap. This creates a classic, tight seal against the elements, protecting your home in even the most extreme Montana winters.

Our siding is made from grown in Montana Douglas fir, which has excellent lasting power in Montana's cold, dry climate. With proper care and maintenance, Douglas fir shiplap can last for decades. We recommend using Valhalla's Lifetime Wood Treatment for a low-maintenance way to protect against rot and ensure your siding lasts even longer. Marks Lumber is your choice supplier for custom building materials. Whether you're looking for circle sawn flooring, siding, lumber, or timbers, Marks Lumber can help guide you on the best materials for your custom Montana home. Contact our qualified sales team today to learn more about our Shiplap siding.

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