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Siding Installation Information
Application, Priming, Nailing & Pattern Selection
The following information is a compilation of best known building practices from a variety of sources.
Please contact your local knowledgeable builder for additional recommendations that may apply to the
siding product you have chosen for your particular area.
Moisture Content & Climate Acclimation
Wood shrinks and swells with change in moisture content. To minimize dimensional change after
installation, install siding at a moisture content that matches with local climate as closely as possible. If
climate in a particular region causes wood to maintain 8% to 13% moisture content annually, then the
most ideal siding would be installed at a moisture content within that range, and the material would be
stored, stickered and protected for a week to ten days prior to application.
If unseasoned materials are used, the following considerations are suggested: 1) allow for shrinkage; 2)
use as narrow width as possible; 3) use patterns which allow for some shrinkage (board and batten,
channel rustic with an adequate tongue, board on board, narrow bevel, etc); 4) and in-place seasoning
before application of finish or 5) prestaining.
Priming
Often material which has been properly seasoned, stored and handled, will pick up moisture after
installation and prior to painting. Later, when the siding releases its moisture, joints may open up or
buckling may occur.
Extra protection can be given to the siding by priming or prefinishing all sides, edges and ends after it
has reached climatic balance and before it is installed. Prefinishing can also minimize objectionable
unfinished lines where joints open up due to face width shrinkage.
Siding Patterns and Nailing
The proper application and nailing of wood siding does much to improve the appearance and durability
of both wood and paint by reducing the tendency of the siding to split, crack, and, cup with changes in
moisture content. When possible, depending on the siding pattern, siding boards should be fastened so
boards are free to shrink and swell, thereby reducing the tensile stresses that develop at fasteners. The
following images provide further details for a sampling of siding patterns that include suggested nailing
information and placement:

Construction Details
House construction features that will minimize water damage of outside paint are: (a) Wide roof
overhang, (b) wide flashing under shingles at roof edges, (c) effective vapor barriers, (d) adequate eave
troughs and properly hung downspouts, (e) exhaust fans to remove excessive moisture, and (f)
adequate insulation and ventilation of the attic. If these features are lacking in a new house, persistent
paint blistering and peeling may occur and the structure then would best be finished with penetrating
pigmented stains.
The proper application and nailing of wood siding does much to improve the appearance and durability
of both wood and paint by reducing the tendency of the siding to split, crack, and cup with changes in
moisture content. When possible, depending on the siding pattern, siding boards should be fastened so
boards are free to shrink and swell, thereby reducing the tensile stresses that develop at fasterners.
Coverage Estimator
The following estimator provides factors for determining the exact amount of material needed for basic
types of wood siding.

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