STORAGE/INSTALLATION ROSEBURG BRECKENRIDGE CEDAR SIDING
Roseburg Breckenridge Cedar Siding must be stored indoors, particularly if it won’t be utilized immediately. When it’s important to keep the siding outdoors, the components must be stored off of the floor and covered loosely with protective stuff. The arrangement to which the siding has been implemented should be well vented and sterile prior to siding application. New construction should be left open to allow for ventilation of extra construction moisture.
Siding panels could 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 rear stamp. All panel ends and edges should happen over framing. Roseburg recommends a 1/16″ minimal gap between panel edges and 1/8″ gap between panel endings. Panel spacing is important to allow for any possible panel growth caused by moisture absorption. Horizontal joints in multi-story buildings must allow for framing shrinkage. Nail the siding 6″ on-center together panel ends and edges and 12″ on-center on intermediate supports (shear walls require additional nailing). Use only corrosion resistant nails. Utilize 6D box, casing, or siding nails for panels 1/2″ thickness or less (a minimum of 5/8″ in the panel border ), and 8D for greater thickness (minimum of 3/8″ in the panel border ). When applied over wood or plywood sheathing, the nails must penetrate 1″ into the studs, except when Gypsum sheathing can be used the claws should permeate the framing 1-1/2″ minimal. The nailing sequence can also be a factor in keeping a uniformly flat look to the wall. Position the siding panel, keeping the recommended border spacing, and lightly tack at every corner. Install the first row of nails next to the preceding panel from top to bottom.
Eliminate the tacking nails. Then nail the row at the first intermediate stud. Continue by nailing at the second intermediate stud, and eventually at the border opposite the preceding panel. Finish the setup by adjusting to the top and bottom plates. The nail heads must be snug or flush with the panel surface.
Let at least 6″ between the bottom edge of the siding along with the finished grade or horizontal surfaces. Building paper is not required for vertical setup, unless specified by local building code. Employ a vapor barrier to the hot side of the wall.
For the best functionality, Roseburg recommends a solid-color acrylic-latex complete be placed on the siding inside 30 days of setup.