Wood siding comes in clapboard (also known as lap or bevel siding) as well as shakes and shingles. Clapboard siding uses planks of wood installed horizontally with an upper piece that overlaps the lower piece. Western red cedar and redwood, woods known for being attractive and durable, are considered the best choices.
This will help protect against moisture and other water damage. Taking the time to repaint and reseal your wood siding is essential to making them last and look good