Real Cedar Profile Types
Western red cedar is nature's perfect siding material. Its natural oils make it resistant to decay and insects, and its smooth grain is exceptionally stable and durable when exposed to the sun and the elements. Western Red Cedar exterior siding or cladding comes in a spectrum of patterns and grades, including the one that is just right for your home’s style and your budget. Because western red cedar is 100% natural, it doesn't require any special handling, extra health protection or pose any cleanup problems. Composite substitutes that try to replicate natural cedar are messy, complicated and quite frankly an environmental waste. A lot of the red cedar wood siding you get today is from second growth, not necessarily older trees. The authentic red cedar has natural beauty, depth and character as well as durability, stability and work ability. Its perfect for finely crafted homes such as the ones we ( Conradcontracting.ca ) work on
Western Red Cedar bevel siding is the most widely-used siding type. It is produced by re-sawing 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. Bevel siding is installed horizontally and gives an attractive shadow line which varies with the thickness of the siding selected.
Bevel siding is available in clear and knotty grades. Clear siding gives premium quality appearance and is ideal for prestigious, upmarket homes and applications. Knotty siding has warmthand character and is ideal for homes, cottages, and applications where a rustic and charming appearance is desired.
You can find finger-joined bevel siding in clear and knotty grades. The precision-fitted joins are virtually invisible and stronger than the surrounding fiber. Finger-joined bevel siding is available in lengths up to 16 feet and provides the same handsome appearance and all-weather performance of premium cedar siding.
Board and batten is a vertical wood siding design ,created using wide clear or knotty cedar boards spaced apart with narrower boards (battens) covering the joins. You can design in various combinations which are used to create different looks suitable for large or small scale applications. A frequent combination is 1″x3″ battens and 1″x10″ boards. This can also be reversed with boards installed over battens to create a deep channel effect. The water just flows right off its smooth grain and vertical pattern, and the wood is naturally resistant to decay and insects - as all Red Cedar is
Texture and Sizes
Rough sawn, unseasoned boards or boards surfaced on one side and two edgesare commonly used for board and batten siding. Sizes are from 1″x 2″ to 1″x12″.
Western Red Cedar tongue and groove is quite versatile and can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally, each method giving a distinctly different look. Tongue and groove siding is available with rough or smooth faces. Both seasoned (kiln-dried) and unseasoned (green) sidings can be utilized to give an interesting look and distinct beauty, to your home
The joints between adjoining pieces are usually v-shaped but flush jointed, reveal and radius joints are also available. The different joints and surface textures in tongue and groove siding, combine to provide a range of shadow line effects that enhance the product’s versatility.
Tongue and groove siding is manufactured in clear grades suitable for a more formal, elegant appearance, particularly when pieces are smooth faced. Knotty grades are in demand for their smart, casual look.
Tongue and groove siding is available with rough or smooth faces. Both seasoned (kiln-dried) and unseasoned (green) sidings are available.
The joints between adjoining pieces are usually v-shaped but flush jointed, reveal and radius joints are also available. The different joints and surface textures in tongue and groove siding combine to provide a range of shadow line effects that enhance the product’s versatility.
Lap sidings are normally supplied in a variety of patterns either green (unseasoned) or dry in clear or knotty grades and with a smooth or saw textured face.
Channel siding is a popular type of lap siding and is used whenever a rustic appearance is desired. A versatile siding, it can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally. In channel siding the profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement.
Channel siding is normally supplied in unseasoned knotty grades. The face side is saw textured. Commonly available sizes are 1″x6″, 1″x8″, and 1″x10″. Clear grades are manufactured to order.
Western Red Cedar trim boards are available in a variety of grades and textures to complement the style you have envisioned.
Clear boards have a limited number of natural characteristics which define them as "clean”, they give a very fine and high quality appearance. They are also available kiln dried or unseasoned. If you wish a more rustic appearance then Knotty boards may be an alternate choice and they also come seasoned or unseasoned. You can further enhance your design by opting for Textured or rough, two edges and/or surfaced on all sides
Real Cedar shingle sidingis hands down the easiest way to set yourhome apart from all the rest
You cladding designs or paint jobs will leave you to worry about your home looking dated within three years. With Real Cedar shingle siding, you get the wow factor and peace of mind that it will age like a fine wine and timelessness . The warm undertones fade into a lustrous grey patina and there is less maintenance than modern cladding or repainting every few years. Now you have the joys of utilizing some of the 8-foot panels on the market, it’s easier than ever to install Real Cedar shingle siding. So all the best in your renovation and/or build and be proud of your cedar clad home. Hopefully we can help you with it! Call Conrad Construction Today for an estimate ! ( 250 ) 508-6601