How To Install Cedar Shake Siding

Cut in squares and rectangles of dissimilar dimensions, put together in an unleveled angle. The rustic charm of cedar on walls captures the elegantly organic, the fields of summer, or the forest in the day. Your home is definitely warmed by this presence. Installing cedar siding in hotel rooms and tourist lodgings can definitely send a message, too. Get away and go deep into relaxation mode, the all-but-bits-and-pieces of wood beckons. But this thing of beauty, as it consists of bits and pieces, decay into toned-down shades of grey over time. The good news is you can replace it with totally new cedar siding! Keep scrolling down to read up on the cedar siding installation process.

  • Remove unleveled base for the new siding. Here you have two choices. First, the replacement cedar should not overlap an angled surface. It is better to start from a bare wall. Have the entire siding be gotten over and done with. Or second, be sure to have warped, old sidings removed first if they are going to cause the new shakes to protrude.
  • Determine the lowest segment of your shakes. Cedar coverage starts from the lower section of your wall. Decide where the siding will be placed from the bottom upwards. Get a washable-type marker and draw a straight horizontal line that connects your chosen endpoints.
  • Use gritted wood at the lowest edge. This kind of wood is known as the #1wood. Although this kind is not as lovely as the rest, it works well as the foundation of your siding. It is tightly grained, ensuring safekeeping for the rest of the wall furnishing.
  • Put the shakes on top of the #1 wood. Depending on your design preference, you can adjust the shakes in warped or even position. If you are going to level the surface of the siding, you should maintain the row of your #1-type wood pieces. If you are using a distorted display, you can alter the position of the foundational wood.
  • Secure the shakes in place with nail. Use construction nails to keep the shakes on top of the shingles. Do not drill the nails near the corners but around ten inches away from the lowest edge. You should keep all the bottom-part nails aligned with one another, even if you put them up in a wobbled style.
  • Maintain the marks as you go higher. Putting another row of straight or staggered siding entails repeating the same process as before. Keep on it until you are through with the topmost row. Use a marker as basis for the beginning of each new row.
  • Carve your shakes with a specialized saw. When the sides of the cedar shakes cover the edges of entryways or windowpanes, use a saw that is made specifically for trimming wood around such areas.
  • One last tip: Sort your material. Just a tip to increase the longevity of your new siding, use narrow bits of wood in building your shakes. They last longer than broad ones.

Although there is no substitute for a genuine cedar siding to bring out that old-fashioned stylishness in a place, you can replace old ones with new ones to keep the mood. Once again, your graying pieces can look golden and russet.


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