If you’re in the market for quality pine, cedar or redwood log siding we can help. Lumber Out West specializes in low cost, high-quality log siding. Most of our clients choose ponderosa pine log siding over cedar and redwood due to the cost savings. Pine is at least half the cost of cedar or redwood – sometimes more. Once you’ve applied stain the end product is very appealing. Call us @ 775-386-8132 or email us for a custom quote.
When purchasing cedar siding it is very important to properly protect your investment after delivery before installation. Once nailed into place all that needs to be done is periodic maintenance to keep your cedar siding looking like new. However, if there is a gap between the delivery and installation the siding must be properly stored to prevent cupping, warping and splits. Cedar needs to be kept out of the sun and wind – preferably kept inside a garage or storage shed. Allow the cedar siding to acclimate to your area for one to two weeks before installing. This allows the cedar to adjust to the humid or dry conditions of your location.
Western Red Cedar siding can be milled into a variety of profiles to suit just about anyone’s taste. The common patterns are beveled, both plain and rabbeted, tongue & groove, shiplap and covelap. Typically, the thickness of any milled siding product is approximately 11/16″ unless it is a beveled pattern. Bevels range from 1/2″ thick to 1″. One thing to remember, the wider the board the more problems will occur because of the width. The best way to avoid problems is to stick with either a 6″ or 8″ wide board. Anything wider and there will be an occurance of occasional cupping and warping.