The natural beauty, longevity, and durability of Western Red Cedar have made it a popular choice for exterior siding since man began building structures. It is light, easy to work with, and comes in a variety of patterns and textures that allow designers, architects, builders, and homeowners to customize an exterior that is perfect for their particular project.
Because of the many grades and sizes and ways that they can be installed to create a custom look, Cedar Shingles are an especially popular siding choice. In this photo, the pre-primed #1 R&R (re-edged and re-jointed) Western Red Cedar Shingles we provided for this historical restoration were installed using a method called “Ribbon Coursing”.
When applying ribbon coursing, the double shadow line is created by raising the outer course of cedar shingles approximately 1″ above the under coursing. It is recommended that only #1 shingles be used in this application.
Butt nail all double coursed cedar shingles that are installed with more than their maximum single course recommended exposure. For our 18″ #1 Western Red Cedar shingles, 7″ is the maximum recommended exposure for a single course. When installing any Western Red Cedar building materials, be sure to use corrosion-resistant fasteners.
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