We use Western Red Cedar and stainless steel hardware. Western Red Cedar is naturally rot and bug resistant and it’s also an absolutely beautiful wood. We also apply a coat of exterior grade tinted stain and sealer for an added layer of protection. Stainless Steel hardware is great for outdoor use and is corrosion resistant in acid wood. It also looks great. We also use a clear residential grade silicone to seal all seams in the wood.
Yes, you can. In fact, experts have shown that painting a bat house can increase occupancy rates by as much as 50%. Bat houses in warmer areas, such as the southern United States, may benefit from light colored paint, while colder areas, such as the northern U. S. and Canada, may benefit from a darker color to help absorb more warmth from the sun. Check out painting recommendations page for more information.