One of the most defining elements to any home is the exterior siding. With a wide variety of styles readily available or custom made in Western Red Cedar, we invite you to learn about and consider a few of the most popular styles.
Economical and beautiful, bevel siding is the most widely-used Cedar siding type. It is produced by re-sawing lumber at an angle to produce two pieces thicker on one edge than the other. Depending on customer preference, it is provided with either a smooth or textured face in both clear and knotty grades.
Bevel siding is installed horizontally to provide a shadow line which varies with the thickness of siding selected.
Available in many widths and thicknesses, this is one type of Bevel Siding
Available in lengths up to 20 feet, Finger-Jointed Bevel Siding is an attractive and very cost effective choice when paint will be applied; providing all the performance and beauty of premium cedar siding.
LOG CABIN SIDING
A perfect complement to your rustic home at a fraction of the price of building a log cabin, as the whole log is not used. This siding is manufactured with a flat back that makes installation over traditional structures easy and cost effective with beautiful results. Log sidings are available in different sizes, in both Western Red Cedar and Spruce, and can be pre-stained to save money and time on the job site.
BOARD & BATTEN
Board-and-batten siding is created when wide clear or knotty Cedar (or other material) boards are installed vertically with narrower boards, called battens, installed vertically over the joints. There are endless combinations of board widths that can be used to create this classic siding pattern suitable for large or small scale applications; the most frequent being 1×3” battens with 1×10” or 1×12” boards. Additionally, the installation of the boards can be reversed with the wider boards installed over the battens to create a deep channel effect.
A cost saver when using this siding choice can be achieved by using “green” or unseasoned Western Red Cedar.
TONGUE & GROOVE
Tongue and groove siding is created by boards that have been manufactured to have one protruding rib (tongue) on one edge and a groove on the other edge, so that the tongue from one board fits into the groove on the next board. By far the most versatile siding option, Western Red Cedar Tongue & Groove siding can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
It is available with rough or smooth faces in various widths and thicknesses, as well as grades and patterns, including ones that when installed create a slight groove between the two pieces. There are many readily available styles “off the shelf” with the possibility of creating endless custom patterns.
SHIP LAP AND CHANNEL SIDING
Lap siding, available in many width and thicknesses, is manufactured to have grooves on both sides that allow the boards to be installed over each other to create a waterproof barrier. Lap siding expands and contracts with changes in temperature without cracking or buckling, which makes it a very desirable siding choice in colder climates.
Channel siding is a popular type of lap siding that has a ½” overlap and a 1” to 1-1/4” reveal that when installed creates a channel between the boards. Normally supplied in unseasoned, Western Red Cedar knotty grades, this product is commonly used when a rustic appearance is desired.
Because of the overlapping properties (one end of the board has a recessed area along its rear which receives the shaped top-rear end of the board next to it) it provides excellent weather protection while allowing for dimensional movement when installed vertically. However, it may also be installed horizontally or diagonally. Clear grades are manufactured to order.