Installing cedar siding or cladding is fun and easy if done correctly so please closely follow instructions on preparing and installing lap siding, bevel siding, tongue and groove siding, board and batten siding, and corners and field joints.
PREPARATION When Western Red Cedar is properly installed and finished, it will give years of trouble-free service and will give your home a character and distinction that other claddings cannot match. More
BEVEL SIDING OR CLADDING Spacing for the siding should be laid out beforehand. The number of board spaces between the soffit and bottom of the lowest piece of siding at the foundation should be such that the overlap is appropriate. More
TONGUE & GROOVE Tongue and groove siding can be installed horizontally or vertically. In horizontal application, start at the bottom and work up with the grove edges facing downwards to assure a weather-tight wall. More
LAP SIDING OR CLADDING Lap sidings can be installed horizontally or vertically. For horizonal applications, start with the bottom course and work up with channels pointing upwards. More
BOARD & BATTEN Board-and-Batten is a vertical pattern created using cedar boards and battens of various widths for a range of effects. Although for good appearance most builders strive for the widest boards and narrowest battens, the battens must be sufficiently wide to adequately overlap boards. More
CORNERS & FIELD JOINTS At inside corners, siding is frequently butted against a trim strip. It can also be butted against adjoining walls with a trim strip used to cover the join. More
Members of the Western Red Cedar Export Association provide western red cedar to Belgium, France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and other markets around the world.