Due to wide availability, combined with natural beauty and ease of installation, clear Western Red Cedar Beveled siding is a popular choice for premium exterior siding. With proper care and maintenance, clear Cedar Bevel siding will provide many years of service. And, when its life cycle it complete, it is easily disposed of, which makes it a very eco-friendly building product.
Bevel siding is produced by re-sawing lumber at an angle to produce two identical pieces, each with a thinner edge than the other. Traditionally installed horizontally, it provides a shadow line that varies with the thickness of the siding chosen.
Also commonly referred to as Clapboard siding, it is available in knotty as well as clear grades. To learn more about our popular budget friendly knotty Bevel siding, please visit our blog on that by clicking HERE.
- Vertical grain – the highest grade available. It is a reversible product
- A&Btr – graded and recommended for smooth face use only
Common Sizes for Clear Bevel Siding
Generally speaking, clear Western Red Cedar Bevel siding is sold “random length” from 3’ to 20’ lengths in bundles with specific piece counts.
For those projects that require a painted surface, clear, vertical grain, finger-jointed, primed Bevel siding is a great money-saving option and is readily available in the same common sizes as natural clear Bevel siding. Recommended for smooth face use in 16’ lengths, this siding is already primed with a good quality alkyd oil primer and is ready to install and paint.
Not able to use an “off the shelf” product or want something special made? We specialize in working with customers with unique needs all over the US and can mill custom clear Bevel siding in most any size in random lengths. To save money and time on the job site, we also can provide custom factory pre-staining or pre-priming to your clear Bevel siding. Code conforming fire treatment is also an option.
Starting at the bottom of the wall, Western Red Cedar Bevel siding should be face nailed to studs with 1-1/4″ good penetration into solid wood. Place nail just above the overlap, using one nail per piece, up to a maximum of 24″ apart. Fasteners should be corrosion resistant and approved for installing Western Red Cedar. Either natural or color matched stainless steel nails are a popular choice when installing premium clear Bevel siding. To allow the wood to expand and contract, no caulking should be used between joints. For more tips, please see our blog General Guidelines for Installing Western Red Cedar Siding.
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