Woodpeckers are attracted to siding due to a variety of reasons. During breeding season, woodpeckers often peck the siding because the noise attracts potential mates. They also tend to nest in the siding.
Such activities by woodpeckers can obviously damage your siding. However, the extent of damage as well as the susceptibility of your siding depends on the material. Fiber cement siding isn’t as prone to woodpecker damage as other siding options.
In this post, trusted siding contractor A1 Siding & Roofing discusses how fiber cement siding stands up against woodpeckers.
Fiber Cement Siding vs. Woodpeckers
Fiber cement is the best type of siding when it comes to resisting woodpecker damage. Economical and attractive, fiber cement siding will provide many years of top-notch performance and weather protection. Stone and brick are also good materials to consider, but they can be costly.
Other Siding Options vs. Woodpeckers
Other siding options have their own strengths and weaknesses. And depending on your needs, they may be better for your home than fiber cement. However, if deterring woodpeckers is a priority, your best option is definitely fiber cement.
Vinyl siding, for instance, is susceptible to woodpecker damage especially if the fascia is made of wood. Cedar is one of the strongest materials you can find, but it’s a favorite of woodpeckers making it highly vulnerable to damage. Although wood composite is less likely to attract woodpeckers, you’re still likely to find small holes in it due to drumming.
A1 Siding & Roofing provides top-notch exterior renovation, repair and maintenance services, including siding installation, roof replacement, roof inspection and more. Call us at (603) 684-2444 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Manchester, NH, and the surrounding areas.