If you are looking for a beautiful, natural siding material, wood siding is probably going to be your first choice. Wood siding has been used for a very long time, and even though cheaper and more versatile materials have been introduced, it still sees a lot of use. While wood siding is beautiful and friendly for the environment, it does have several major drawbacks.
Wood siding can get attacked by wood boring insects, and get eaten from the inside out, and on top of that, the insects inside the wood could attract woodpeckers pecking holes in your siding. It could also be damaged by rot if it were to get wet, or it could grow moss or mold.
On top of all those issues, it is also one of the more expensive types of siding you can choose.
When you install wood siding on your home, you have to commit to take care of it if you want it to look good and last a long time.