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Popular Cedar Siding Profiles

Popular Cedar Siding Profiles

Popular Cedar Siding Profiles

It’s easy to see why cedar remains a popular siding choice among Canadians, in spite of the higher costs. Cedar is extremely durable, and its natural preservatives guard from the ravages of rot, decay and insects. Longhouse manufactures an excellent selection of custom cedar siding profiles. Each has its own features, so it’s good to know a little about them before making an informed choice for a project.

BEVEL SIDING

Commonly known as ‘clapboard’ siding, this is possibly the most popular wood siding. Cedar bevel siding comes available in any width and is installed horizontally.

Popular Cedar Siding Profiles

Bevel siding is manufactured by re-sawing lumber at an angle to make thicker pieces on one edge, resulting in saw textured pieces on one side. The other side can be smooth or saw textured depending on both cedar grade and customer preference. Due to its thickness, it provides a beautiful shadow line along the building exterior.

Western Red Cedar bevel siding comes available in solid wood or finger-joined. This style is also available in clear and knotty grades.

CHANNEL SIDING

Channel, or ‘lap’ cedar siding, is also popular with customers desiring a rustic look. This type of siding comes with flexible installation options: vertical, horizontal, and even diagonal.

Installing lap siding results in a shadow-line look, due to the fact that each board partially overlaps the next, thus creating a channel between boards. The overlap also provides additional protection from moisture.

Channel siding comes in a variety of patterns, widths, and thicknesses. It’s also offered in either clear or knotty grades, smooth or saw textured. An additional benefit of channel siding is that it expands and contracts under changing temperatures without cracking or warping.

CUSTOM TONGUE & GROOVE

Popular Cedar Siding Profiles

The most versatile siding choice by far, tongue and groove cedar siding is made when boards are manufactured to have a protruding tongue on one edge and a groove on the other, so that one board fits into the other. This is installed vertically, horizontally, and diagonally as well.

Tongue and groove custom siding is available in the same options as channel siding.

BOARD & BATTEN SIDING

Board and batten siding is manufactured with wide clear or knotty Western Red Cedar and installed with battens (narrow boards) vertically over the joints. Any combination of board widths may be used to achieve the desired effect.

Furthermore, boards can be installed in reverse with the wider boards over the battens to create a deep channel effect. Although there are many choices, a typically appealing combination is 1×3” battens with 1×10” boards.

Popular Cedar Siding Profiles

Nothing compares to the warmth and natural beauty cedar siding provides. All cedar siding products are available in high grade clear stains and colours, which naturally affects costs. The customer can save when choosing ‘green’ or unseasoned Western Red Cedar siding.

Now you know the features of cedar siding. For further information, contact the seasoned professionals at Longhouse Specialty Forest Products in Parksville. They can help direct you to traditional or custom siding profiles perfect for you, all using FSC Certified Western Red Cedar.

Haida Skirl Lumber Available

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Haida Skirl is a type of cut lumber that Longhouse Specialty Products sells from carefully selected Western Red & Yellow Cedar.
Red & Yellow cedar‘s characteristics protect against decay and

insects, ensure materials stay straight, lay flat, and provide an excellent base for paints and stains. Our in house quality coating systems can be used with confidence for a variety of pre stained siding, soffits/ fascia boards, timbers and decking.

Each piece of Haida’s Skirl is carefully inspected and we strive to provide a 100% tight tight knot grade. It is the only wavy edge siding that is manually produced by specially trained operators, as a result each piece is unique. The extra thickness of Haida Skirl siding provides a deeper shadow line which emphasizes and enhances Haida Skirl’s appearance.

Haida Skirl Features

  • Sawn textured, fine grained to accentuate the natural beauty inherent in Western Red & Yellow Cedar.
  • 100% tight knot
  • Available in Clear grades
  • Available raw or stained or painted

For more inspiration and more photos on how you can use Haida Skirl check out Pinterest here

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Tongue & Groove Roof Decking

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When you are building a new home or renovating and a ground level deck is not possible, sometimes opportunities exist above on the roof.

Many buildings have the potential of developing roof spaces such as converting your roof into a deck. Longhouse Specialty Products understands building constraints and sells quality cedar/ fir kiln dried tongue and groove lumber for the construction of roof decks.

Our T&G Roof Decking is available in Douglas Fir, Spruce / Western Red Cedar / & Yellow Cedar. Longhouse prides itself in providing consistent quality on every piece, saving our customers both time and money with great results.

All our cedar and fir lumber is available with or without stain or paint. Available thicknesses in 2”, 3”pre-drilled, 4”pre-drilled.

Contact Us for more information:

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Please send us information about what kind of lumber (fir or cedar) and stained or not stained as well as approximately how much you are looking for. We will do our best to get back to you asap.
Longhouse Specialty Forest Products

Welcome to Longhouse Specialty Forest Products Weekly Blog

Longhouse Specialty Forest Products

Here at Longhouse Specialty Forest Products we have a passion for the sustainably harvested coastal softwoods that we are proud to work with everyday.  With our new blog we hope to highlight the versatile, and innovative ways that costal softwoods are used in our local market, and around the world.  As the world turns to greener building materials, Vancouver Islands greatest natural resource is becoming more, and more in demand.  All of our products are sustainably harvested on local Vancouver Island woodlots, and all of our suppliers are members of the regulatory Vancouver Island woodlot association.  We believe that our little corner of the world produces the finest, and most beautiful softwoods, and we are proud to be ambassadors for these unique products.

We are truly a local company having been based in the Oceanside area for over 30 years, but the Jenkins family has been working in the forestry industry in this area for over 100 years.  We have seen many changes in the industry, and have worked hard to keep on top of the latest changes in our industry.

Feel free to post any questions or comments about coastal softwoods, pre-staining, or any other enquire below in the comments sections, we will do our best to respond to any and all questions.  Alternatively if your in the Parksville area, and would like to chat with owners Brian, and Moila Jenkins stop by our office (Open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday) .

Longhouse Specialty Forest Products OfficeCheck back very every week for info, pictures of projects, and more.  We look forward to sharing our passion for coastal softwood products with the world.

Office: 860 Sohier Rd Parksville, BC V9P 2B8