All of these products are installed in a similar manner.  We recommend that a 3 ¼” Trim Head screw be used by toe-nailing the screw into the outside 1” edge of each siding board, top and bottom through a sheathed wall into each stud.  Most installers then countersink each screw about 1/8”.

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Wane Edged Lap Siding

This product is to be installed as would any standard lap siding.  To help facilitate installation, we have put a ¼” x 2” long bevel at the top and back of each siding board so it will seat against the sheathed wall firmly.

As with other lap siding products,  start with a 1”x2” spacer board on the bottom course of the wall.  The first course would be installed such that the bottom of each board fully covers the spacer board.  The next course should overlap approximately 1” minimum with a 3 ¼” exterior corrosion resistant Trim Head screw through the face of each board to a point just above the upper, straight edge of the board underneath and into the stud.  A corrosion resistant ring shank nail could be used, but we still recommend the screw.  The diagram detail will help explain this.

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Rustic Channel Siding

This product is a “Shiplap” product and should be installed as would other shiplap products.  We recommend a 3” non-corrosive trim head screw be used and inserted approximately 1” above the lower edge of the board, through the sheathing and into the stud.  This installation will hold down the top of each board as well as maintain a flat surface and allow for expansion and contraction of the product in various weather conditions.

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Board & Batt Siding

This product should be installed as would any typical Board & Batt product.  We can produce boards as wide as 20” and larger, but most boards are 10 or 12 inches wide.  We can also hand hewn the board, but most are left with circle saw kerf marks.  Batts are usually a 1×4, but can vary to be a variety of widths and thicknesses.  They can also have wane on both edges for a very distinct appearance.

Board & batt offers a very rustic and authentic style recognized by its distinct vertical appearance.  Usually the boards are installed with a slight gap allowing for expansion and contraction.  The batts are then installed over this joint to seal out the weather.

We recommend that these boards be attached using a corrosion resistant screw that is installed in the center of the board at each horizontal block.  The blocking is installed between the studs at nor more than 16”.   The screw must be long enough to penetrate the Board, sheathing and into the block at least (1) inch.  The batts are then secured using a screw long enough to penetrate the batt, space between the boards, sheathing and then into the block at least (1) inch.

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