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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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3/4"x8" cedar siding


My plan is to use horizontal rough cut white cedar for siding, I'm thinking of using 3/4"x8" boards with a 2" overlap, leaving an obvious 6" exposure. The mill tells me they can saw the boards square or with a bevel, 3/4" -> 1/4". I'm worried about the air space behind the boards, anyone ever installed like this before?

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You defiantly want the lap siding milled beveled so the siding will lay flat.

There’s nothing to worry about the air space behind the siding. In fact code in many places now are requiring an air space (rain screen) between the siding and the weather resistant barrier.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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kwik is right, having a air space behind most types of siding is mandatory in most regions. it allows for air flow behind hte siding which allows the siding and the wall to dry thus reducing rot and possible leaks
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