Installation Process And Its Different Variants
Wood siding is an exterior trim material that is available in many styles and shapes. Wood paneling can take the form of plywood, wood shingles or linear board lengths. It is primarily distinguished between horizontal and vertical panels. There are many small differences in the way the panel is assembled during the installation process. Cypress is one of the most commonly used types of wood trim.
The vertical siding used on the outsides of rural or agricultural structures is often also applied to modern homes to produce a rustic quality. The vertical boards extend over the entire length of the wall and are either butted or groove. The boards are nailed to the top and bottom plates and in the middle of the wall height. If the boards are butted together, a continuous wood strip nailed over the joint for extra protection and decorative effect. This type of siding is known as a board and lath.
Plywood Cladding Offers Effective Alternatives
Plywood cladding offers a cost effective alternative with quick and easy installation. Full foot plywood panels can be mounted directly on the wooden stand, avoiding a layer of plywood. The outer surface of the plywood is often grooved to mimic the joints between the vertical boards. The plywood is placed so that the seams fall on stud bolts. Aluminum clips are used to connect the plywood panels edge to edge.
Timber shingles can be replacing wood siding options as waterproofing in a similar way to roofing applications to achieve a more rustic effect. Wooden shingles are available in different lengths and are either stapled or nailed onto a wrapping material covered with a layer of felt-building paper. The shingles are installed in tracks of the same orientation, each course covering the open joints in the underlying course. Most wood shingles are made of redwood or cedar, which can be left untreated or coated with various surface treatments.