I have been a viewer on this site and this is my first posting. Great site by the way.
I have an older home (60 years old) that has cedar siding. The siding is about 15-1/2" to 16" long and the widths vary (3" to 12"). Each siding is exposed about 7". The siding is also tapered on one side and it is about 3/8" to 1/2" thick at the butt. I uploaded 2 pictures so you have a much better idea of what the siding looks like. One picture is the back side (non-exposed side) and the other one is of the garage, but the house exterior is the same.
The wall has no plywood or OSB sheathing. The framing is 2x4 with 1x4 continuous horizontal battens @ 6-3/4" O.C. The siding is nailed to the 1x battens.
I am need of replacing a few of the cedar sidings, but not the entire wall. My question is how do you nail the new sidings correctly under the existing siding above (covering) it? I want to be clear that I will be sliding the new piece under the existing piece that is in good condition, and will be nailing the new under the existing so that it must be secured to the 1x battens. By my estimate the nail will head will be about 1" (or so) above the overlap measured from butt end of the existing siding.
I refered to various websites, youtube videos, forums, Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, etc. and I cannot find a single source detailing how to nail replacing shingles so that the nail is below the existing siding sitting over the replacement siding. A few suggested nailing right through the existing and new, but that is not correct since it will not allow the exisiting to expand and contract.
Sorry for the long post but I prefer being clear to my situation then to take the reader off tangent.