are a lot less
are also less
Sievert One way of lowering construction costs is to use less
expensive materials or components. The trick is to find
ones that offer a savings while still giving good service. In
siding, this means knotty grades.
Most builders are used to clear siding — premium
grades that are very stable dimensionally — and they're
still the best choice if the budget allows it. But the
decreasing availability of large, old growth logs is pushing
the price of this material higher, encouraging a long-term
trend toward knotty grades.
The amount you or your client can save by using knotty