Looking for an affordable cedar siding contractor in Vancouver WA & Clark County? Preferred Exteriors is your local siding company for installing real cedar shingle or cedar lap siding. Cedar siding adds dramatically to your home’s look and curb appeal. But be careful since cedar shingles are visually VERY dominant to the look of your home. Less is truly more with cedar shingles. Most importantly, they require very little maintenance unless they face south. Occasionally staining them is generally enough to keep them looking good for years. We do not ever recommend painting them because real cedar is extremely porous and takes a massive amount of paint. If not primed, you will have created a nightmare. When you paint something once, you will paint it again and again. It’s always a good idea to keep cedar shingles looking natural. Cedar lap siding can be bought pre-primed or stainable. If you don’t want cedar siding, Hardie Plank fiber cement siding is a popular option too.