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Choosing the best material to withstand the elements

Q:

Can I use maple boards for siding? Will they hold up to the weather?
My friend told me they will warp. What do you think?

— Lester, Moran, MI

A:

Tom Silva replies: Your friend is right. Maple boards are not a good bet for siding. Try cedar or redwood instead. They'll hold up to the elements better.

 
 

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