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Building your dream home or adding character to your exisitng home? Buying siding has never been easier. You can rest easy knowing you have the right siding for the job at the best price. We have provided materials for over 57,000 contractors and homeowners for projects big and small. Going with RMFP allows you to get the best selection at the best price. We look forward to passing on our expertise to you and making your home the envy of the neighborhood.
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What is the best type of wood for siding?
Both Cedar and Redwood have natural oils and resins to resist rot, decay, and insect infestation. Both are low maintenance, and you can allow them to weather and develop their own unique character.
Our kiln dried cedar siding resists splitting, cupping and swelling, and provides a sound product. Cedar accepts stains very well and is widely used for it’s beautiful grain, which can be weathered into a natural grain color.
Redwood will guarantee the same resistence to shrinking, warping, and cupping as cedar, but will cost more because the availability for Redwood is limited. But the draw to it is due to its rich texture and tones.
Both types can last up to 75 years or more depending on the homeowner’s ability to properly maintain their siding.
Other options that have grown in popularity are highly cost effective species such as Spruce, Pine, and Fir. Although these species do not have the same natural oils and resins to resist rot, with the advent of inexpensive and high quality oil based stains, it is now possible to use these beautiful woods and ensure that they will last for decades to come.
How easy is it to install wood siding?
Step 1 – Preparing the surface
Wood siding is usually fastened to a layer of plywood sheathing covered with a moisture barrier frequently referred to as house wrap. Installed onto the exterior surface of a wood frame house, the house wrap acts as a water and air barrier, but allows water vapor to exit so as not to accumulate inside the wall.
Step 2 – Cutting Wood Siding
Use a standard circular saw to cut the siding to the appropriate length, ensuring that the joints line up on a stud. Use of a measuring square is recommended so that each board is cut accurately. Otherwise, uneven gaps will appear at the joints on the finished wall. Be sure to make each cut slowly to prevent rough edges and splintering.
Step 3 – Installing Wood Siding
Siding is usually installed from the bottom up and may require scaffolding to complete even a single story structure. The lowest siding board is installed onto the bottom of the plywood sheathing so that it projects about an inch below the top of the foundation wall. Siding is nailed into each wood stud.
What kind of siding profile is the best?
Each profile has its own benefits, but the overall judgment of the design is determined by the homeowner. Whether the home owner is looking for a clean design (i.e. Tongue and Groove) or looking for something a little more traditional (i.e. Bevel) it really is matter of preference. Our showrooms have numerous different styles, dimensions, species and grades of siding on display to assist you.
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