STORAGE/INSTALLATION ROSEBURG BRECKENRIDGE CEDAR PLY
Roseburg Breckenridge Cedar Ply must be stored inside, especially if it won’t be utilized instantly. If it’s important to store the siding outside, the components must be stored off of the ground and covered loosely with protective material. The arrangement to which the siding has been applied should be well vented and sterile before siding program. New construction should be left open to permit for venting of extra construction moisture.
Siding panels can be set up vertically, right over wall framing (studs or 26’s), given the on-center stud spacing doesn’t exceed the length rating given on the panel back postage. All panel ends and edges should occur over framing. Roseburg urges a 1/16″ minimal gap between panel borders and 1/8″ gap between panel endings. Panel spacing is very important to permit for any possible panel expansion caused by moisture absorption. Horizontal joints in multi-story buildings must allow for framing shrinkage. Utilize 6D box, casing, or siding nails for panels 1/2″ thickness or less (a minimum of 5/8″ in the panel edge), and 8D for greater depth (minimum of 3/8″ in the panel edge). When applied over wood or plywood sheathing, the nails should permeate 1″ into the studs, except that when Gypsum sheathing can be used the nails should penetrate the framing 1-1/2″ minimal. The nailing sequence may also be a factor in maintaining a uniformly flat appearance to the wall. Position the siding panel, maintaining the advised border spacing, and lightly tack at every corner. Install the first row of nails beside the previous panel from top to bottom.
Remove the tacking nails. Then nail the row in the first intermediate stud. Continue by nailing in the 2nd intermediate stud, and finally at the border opposite the previous panel. Complete the setup by adjusting to the top and bottom plates. The nail heads must be cozy or flush with the panel surface.
Allow at least 6″ between the bottom edge of the siding along with the finished grade or horizontal surfaces. Building paper isn’t required for vertical setup, unless specified by local building code. Apply a vapor barrier to the warm side of the wall.
For the best performance, Roseburg urges a solid-color acrylic-latex complete be placed on the siding within 30 days of setup.