is a product of nature, so individual pieces vary in performance.
Siding is a single component of a building. Its performance is dependent
upon many critical factors including: the structure's design, the craftsmen's
skills, the use of other materials, the siding's exposure and the local
climate. This checklist was designed to help builders track some of the
factors that affect the performance of Certified Kiln Dried Redwood siding.
Following these guidelines will improve the performance of CKD Redwood
siding and will extend its service life.
it dry, off the ground and under cover but with proper air circulation.
In a building or garage is ideal.
factory wrappers while storing.
on site for about 15 to 30 days to let the moisture content of the siding
reach an equilibrium with the atmosphere.
siding from getting wet or dirty.
Proper Wall Construction
Include a vapor
barrier with a rating of 1 perm or less on the warm side of the wall.
building paper with a rating of 5 perms or greater over sheathing.
plywood, OSB, or waferboard sheathing.
Apply finish to
all faces, ends and edges before siding installation.
the Right Nails
non-corosive nails to avoid nail stains...stainless steel, aluminum
or top-quality, hot-dipped galvanized are required.
ringed-shank, wood siding nails for adequate holding power.
nails that penetrate 1-1/2 inches into framing members or a combination
of solid wood sheathing and framing.
sheathing is not wood based, use longer nails to achieve the required
1-1/2 inch penetration.
nail holes at ends to prevent splitting.
not use staples; they do not provide adequate holding power and are