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WRCLA: Different Types Of Cedar Wood Siding
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association site describes, with pictures, the different types of cedar siding.
Industry Sectors

WRCLA: Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association represents manufacturers who produce quality Western Red Cedar lumber products, including wood siding, and supports them with technical information, education and promotion.
Information Sources

APA: Technical Bulletins On Wood Siding
Engineered Wood Association offers online technical bulletins on wood siding types, applications, specifications, installation, finishes, performance, and other issues. Free site registration required.

WRCLA: Canadian Resource Site On Cedar Siding
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association site provides information on cedar siding products, design, installation, finishing, environmental issues, and more.
Issues & Performance

APA: Buckling Of Wood-Based Panel Siding
Engineered Wood Association technical note describes mechanism and construction features that contribute to buckling of wood-based siding. Free site registration required.

JLC: Squirrels & Cedar Siding
Journal of Light Construction offers some tips on dealing with squirrels that get into cedar shingles on exterior walls.
Procedures

APA: Guide To Performance Rated Wood Siding
Engineered Wood Association offers free access to their Product Guide for Performance Rated Wood Siding that describes features, wide variety of patterns and textures that are available, and recommendations for finishing and refinishing exterior siding. Free site registration required.

Cedar Siding Inc: Online Calculators For Cedar Siding
Cedar Siding Inc. provides online calculators for lineal feet, surface or board measure, and cost per square foot.

CPA: Maintenance Tips For Hardboard Siding
Composite Panel Association technical bulletin describes tips for maintenance of hardboard siding. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: 8 Ways To Make Vinyl Siding Look Its Best
Fine Homebuilding says vinyl siding is a popular siding option and offers 8 installation tips to to get results that look good.

Fine Homebuilding: Best Practice Installation For Wood Siding
Fine Homebuilding online video shows how to reinstall siding with the ability to dry like it had in 1935, using a vented rain screen method on a very well insulated and air sealed house.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Install Board & Batten Siding
Fine Homebuilding describes four methods to nail board-and-batten siding.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Staining
Fine Homebuilding online video: describes how to prime cedar siding to control bleeding tannins and other staining problems.

GBA: How To Detail Unfinished Wood Rainscreen Siding
Green Building Advisor discusses the issue of how to detail unfinished wood rainscreen siding.

JLC: Details Of Wood Siding Corners
Journal of Light Construction article describes three common corner details used with wood siding: corner boards, woven corners, and mitered corners. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Stripping & Re-Painting Old Wood Siding
Journal of Light Construction article describes how to strip and re-paint old wood siding. (PDF) Free Registration Required

WRCLA: How To Install Cedar Siding
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association online guide for cedar siding installation covers preparation and considerations, materials, flashing, installation techniques, rainscreen walls, and industry best practices. (PDF)

WRCLA: Installing Various Types Of Cedar Siding
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association gives tips for installing siding including preparation, and installation of bevel, tongue & groove, lap, board & batten wood, and corners & joints. Select type from Building pull-down menu.

WRCLA: Online Calculator For Wood Siding Coverage
Western Red Cedar Lumber Association online conversion calculator for wood siding coverage accepts data for wall area, openings, and linear or surface measurements.
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