If you decided it is time your beloved dog gets a new home you no doubt have started looking into the many options available online or perhaps in your local area. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make as you shop around is the material that the new home will be made of, here are some options:
Wood - Usually Cedar
When it comes to materials you will find that there are tons of options to choose from, including hard plastics, laminate woods, composite boards, and more. Western cedar is one of the most popular options available, not just because it is affordable, but also because it is naturally resistant to insects, mold and mildew.
Composite & Eco-Friendly
Composite houses offer you an additional benefit other than being weather-resistant. They are designed of sturdy material, and can hold up to the task of being your pup's outdoor home.
If you are eco conscience then these units may be a consideration.
Plywood is an excellent choice for a house because it can be painted; it is durable and fairly inexpensive. One of the most important considerations is the grade of plywood used in the construction. There are several different grades of plywood and not all are engineered to be used outdoors.