Finishing APA Rated Siding for Protection and Appearance
For best performance and appearance, APA - The Engineered Wood Association (APA) Rated Siding must be properly finished. The primary functions of a finish are to protect the siding from the weather and to enhance its appearance. To select the best finish for a particular application, weigh the aesthetic considerations against durability and maintenance requirements. Some finishes, such as semitransparent stains, accent the natural beauty of wood. These types of finishes, however, generally require frequent maintenance. Other finishes, such as acrylic latex house paints, are less natural in appearance but typically offer superior durability.