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What is cedar bevel siding?

Last Updated: 29th February, 2020

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Cedar bevel siding is the most widely-used siding. It is produced by resaying lumber at an angle to produce two pieces thicker on one edge than the other. The manufacturing process results in pieces with one face saw textured. The other face is smooth or saw textured depending on the grade and customer preference.

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Similarly, it is asked, how do you nail cedar bevel siding?

Bevel siding should be face nailed to studs with 1-1/4 inch penetration into solid wood using one nail per piece spaced at a maximum of 24 inches on center. Place nail just above the overlap. Take care not to nail through the overlap of two pieces.

Furthermore, should you caulk cedar siding? NOTE: Generally, we do not recommend caulking butt-joints on cedar siding. Natural siding boards are designed to expand and contract with the elements and we do not want any adhesive to prevent their natural movement. Fiber cement boards are caulked only when there is no metal flashing behind them.

Subsequently, question is, how much does cedar lap siding cost?

Cedar Siding Costs. For a home with 1,500 square feet of siding, new installation of cedar lap style siding costs $7,000 to $18,000 with an average of $12,500 including materials and labor. Materials alone run an average of $5,000 for 1,500 square feet.

Does Home Depot carry cedar siding?

Cedar - Wood Siding - Siding - The Home Depot.

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Nalaya Frischholz

Professional

What nails should I use for cedar siding?

Use Hot-Dipped Galvanized, Aluminum or Stainless Steel. Hot-Dipped galvanized, aluminum and stainless steel nails are all corrosion-resistant and all can be used to nail Western Red Cedar.

Zhixiong Blackburn

Professional

What do you put behind cedar siding?

Tyvek® weather resistant barrier can be used behind any type of siding material including cedar. Tyvek® has been used successfully behind cedar siding for over 25 years.

Longinos Schmidlin

Professional

How long does cedar siding last?

Cedar siding endures the elements well and if maintained properly can last many years. Some manufacturers offer warranties of 25 years or more. Cedar is classified as a durable species. The proper application of a finish coat will allow cedar siding to last for decades.

Cindia Cilleros

Explainer

Is cedar breather necessary?

It is necessary to have vents on a cedar roof. Older cedar roofs in the Chicago area are prone to extreme heat build-up in the attic beneath them due to their extreme sizes and pitches. Nearly every roof we've replaced has clearly needed more ventilation added to give it a better chance at lasting 50 years.

Fernande Lanziego

Explainer

Can you use finish nails for siding?

The answer is, yes. Framing nail guns can be used for siding installation, if the nail being used is long enough to attach the siding firmly to your exterior wood sheathing. While it's recommended to always use a siding nail gun for siding installation, in a pinch, you may be able to use a framing nailer instead.

Stoyanova Gong

Explainer

How do you replace cedar siding on a house?

Our professionals are well versed in cedar siding, and will get the job done quickly and efficiently.
  1. Take Cedar Boards Off of the Home.
  2. Remove Damaged Window and Door Trim.
  3. Take Rotted Insulation out of Walls.
  4. Cut Away Rotted Drywall Inside the Home.
  5. Replace Wood Frame and Beams.
  6. Replace Insulation.
  7. Install New Drywall.

Betania Ouaknine

Pundit

How much do you overlap siding?

Mind the Overlaps
Always refer to the installation guide on the particular vinyl siding that you're installing, but most vinyl siding panels should overlap each other by at least an inch. Add 3/8 in. on hot days because the siding will contract when the temperature drops.

Abdesalam Grieninger

Pundit

Can I use screws for wood siding?

Screwing. Screws can be used to attach the panels, but the materials cost is greater. A professional-grade screw gun for decks work well in applying the T1-11 to the studs. Whether nails or screws, it is important to use galvanized or stainless steel fasteners and then caulk them afterward.

Huanhuan Brage

Pundit

Does cedar siding rot?

Durable and Tough
Cedar sidings are tough and resistant to problems such as splitting, swelling and bending. It is naturally resistant to rot and moisture problems. However, like all other wood material, it is best to protect your cedar siding with a protective layer of finish so that it can last longer and look great.

Yiwen Daley

Pundit

Can cedar siding be left untreated?

Left untreated, cedar shakes — individual planks of one of several varieties of cedarwill discolor and begin to soften, with a possibility of rot after about five years, depending on your climate. You have several options for covering cedar siding, including stain, a clear treatment or paint.

Ahcene Mahlenhoff

Pundit

How often should you treat cedar siding?

High-quality paint or stain, properly applied, should last five to seven years, and as many as 10, depending on weather conditions and if you maintain the siding. However, you may need to reapply a clear-coat stain every two years.

Edinalva Grunther

Teacher

Is cedar siding more expensive than vinyl?

It's generally considered to be more valuable than vinyl siding, though the differences in their appearance have become largely negligible. Cedar siding is more expensive than vinyl siding and can improve a home's value more, but it's also more difficult to maintain.

Nikos Minguet

Teacher

Is cedar siding expensive?

Fiber cement generally costs slightly more than vinyl siding, at $3 to $4 per square foot for materials. Cedar siding can run $5 to $7 per square foot. You should also keep in mind that the maintenance required with cedar siding adds thousands to the overall cost.

Inca Tormohlen

Teacher

How much does it cost to side a house with cedar shakes?

Cost Basics. The average cost to install cedar shake siding ranges from $8.50 to $14.50 per square foot, depending on job complexity and location. You can expect to pay between $17,600 and $26,500 for a contractor to install new cedar shake siding on a typical house.

Jano Paula

Teacher

What is the best wood siding?

Popular Wood Siding Species
  • Pine Siding. Pine has long been a standard for exterior siding.
  • Spruce Siding. Spruce is a soft wood that is a member of the pine family.
  • Fir Siding. Like pine and spruce, fir is a softwood and is another economical option.
  • Cedar Siding.
  • Redwood Siding.

Rahama Goder

Reviewer

How do you nail cedar siding?

For siding up to 6 inches wide, use one nail one inch up from the lap. Face nail with two nails per piece for 8 inches patterns and wider, keeping nails 2 ½ to 3 inches apart to allow for dimensional movement without splitting. For vertical applications, siding should be nailed to horizontal blocking or furring strips.

Sanjay Bethel

Reviewer

Is cedar shake siding good?

The Benefits of Cedar
Similarly, as it reduces heat flow, it creates a natural acoustic barrier. Cedar is also a sustainable, durable wood, whether painted, treated or left untreated. But the main reason people choose cedar siding, or cedar shake, is not really its durable properties, but the style.

Enoch Doors

Reviewer

How do you fill gaps in trim joints?

Stick painter's tape above and below the gap for easier cleanup. Remove the tape immediately after applying the caulk; don't wait for the caulk to dry. Caulk that is 100 percent silicone can't be painted. Seal the tube of remaining caulk with a waterproof wire nut, duct tape or a golf tee.

Isidor Quantin

Reviewer

Is it better to stain or paint cedar siding?

Stain offers homeowners a number of advantages over paint for cedar siding. Transparent or semi-transparent stain brings out the natural look of the wood, and stain breathes better than paint. Because it does not require scraping or priming, staining requires less work than painting.