Western Red Cedar bevel siding (Clapboard) is the most widely-used siding type throughout New England and beyond. It is manufactured by re-sawing the cedar lumber at an angle to produce two pieces thicker on one edge than the other.
Clapboard is milled in a variety of clear and knotty grades. At Boston Cedar, we stock the highest quality grade available: Clear Heart Vertical Grain grade.
Clear Heart Vertical Grain grade has a smooth face of decay-resistant heartwood and is free from growth characteristics that affect appearance or performance. It has outstanding dimensional stability and its very tight grain readily accepts and delivers tenacious adhesion for a variety of finishes.
Clapboard siding is installed horizontally and yields an attractive shadow line which varies with the thickness of siding selected.
The most common size used ½” x 6”, is available as solid wood or finger-joined, both in primed and unprimed. Other in-stock profiles include 1/2” x 4”, 1/2” x 8” and 3/4” x 10”.
When it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, western red cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And unlike brick, cement and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. Plus, Real Cedar is sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world.
When Western Red Cedar clapboards are properly installed, finished and maintained, they will provide decades of trouble-free service and do so with character and distinction. Why not set apart your property from the cedar wannabe’s?
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