Wood? Or an engineered product? Should you go with cedar for its longevity and easy maintenance? Or fiber cement for its ability to withstand internal and external attacks? Bring all of your siding questions with you and our consultants will help you determine the best combination for your project. While you’re here, you can ask about cedar shakes and shingles as another possible option or accent.
Bevel siding, also known as clapboard, is available in different lengths and widths to create different exposures. The narrower exposures have a more traditional look, while wider widths lend more of a contemporary appearance.
1x6 T&G V-Groove Match AYS Cedar
Cedar Shakes & Shingles
Cedar shingles are the most common siding in the northeastern United States. These shingles are cut square with parallel sides, making them easy and fast to install. Taller shingles with wider exposures need to be installed with backer board to ensure weatherproof coverage. Available in:
#1 Red Cedar Perfections, 18”
#1 Red Cedar Barn Shakes, 18”
#1 Primed Grooved Red Cedar Shingles, 18”
#1 Primed Sanded Red Cedar Shingles, 18”
White Cedar, 16"
V-Joint Tongue & Groove Wood Siding
Installed vertically on the side of the house, V-Joint siding boards lock into their neighbors with a tongue and groove joint for a positive and stable joint.
Eastern White Pine
Allura manufactures and distributes fiber cement exterior building products that include lap siding, panels, soffits, shakes, exterior trim and decking. Allura products look like natural wood but are fire, bug, moisture, impact and fade resistant with the strength and durability to handle any kind of weather in any climate. Plus, they're backed by a tremendous 50-year warranty. All in all, Allura is the ultimate alternative to other building materials.
Building better means using materials that are beautiful without sacrificing performance. Surpassing wood, PVC, fiber cement and engineered wood products, TruExterior brings the workability and curb appeal together with a breakthrough poly-ash material that’s ready for anything. It’s a revolutionary step forward in exterior cladding that is highly resistant to moisture and movement so you can build a better home.
James Hardie is the world leader in fiber cement siding, a material that gives the charm of wood while providing an exceptionally durable, low-maintenance cladding that stands up to all kinds of climates. Products include HardiePlank lap siding, the most popular siding in America, as well as HardieShingle and HardiePanel siding, all available with ColorPlus technology for color accuracy, consistency, and fade-resistance.
LP SmartSide is a full line of trim and siding products that combine the beauty of traditional wood with the strength and durability of engineered wood. It resists impacts rot, and insects while performing exceptionally well in extreme climate conditions. With its deep grain cedar texture, defining shadow lines, and wide variety of profiles, LP SmartSide adds elegance and distinction to any architectural style.
Siding Prep Materials
AdvanTech® roof and wall sheathing provides industry-leading strength and unmatched moisture resistance to your build. These products are structural 1 rated to provide up to 10 percent more allowable shear strength than other products with the same thickness and nailing pattern. AdvanTech sheathing is backed by the best warranty in the business for added assurance both during and after construction.
Benjamin Obdyke Homeslicker
With a tradition of innovation in building products since 1868, Benjamin Obdyke is one of America’s leading providers of high-quality roof and wall building solutions. Their roof material and wall system products enhance the building system to maximize the performance, durability and value of a building’s most critical elements – its outer structure.
The TYPAR® Weather Protection System provides exceptional comfort, energy efficiency, and moisture control. At the heart of the system are TYPAR Weather Resistant Barriers like HouseWrap and commercial grade MetroWrap; other products include flashing and roofing underlayment.
Dupont™ Tyvek® weatherization wrap increases air and water resistance, helps lower heating and cooling costs, and provides protection against water and moisture intrusion. The unique qualities of Tyvek® help stop airflow through wall cavities, help hold out bulk water and wind-driven rain, and allow moisture vapor to escape from inside walls. The result is a more comfortable, energy-efficient building with far fewer chances for damage from degradation effects.
This next-generation vapor permeable air barrier picks up where traditional polymeric wraps leave off. Ideal for wood frame construction, Henry® Blueskin® VP100 is a fully adhered, peel-n-stick system that eliminates air leakage while functioning as a water-resistant barrier and rain barrier.
ZIP System™ wall and roof sheathing reduces air leakage, protects insulation’s thermal resistance value, and saves energy. An excellent alternative to housewrap or felt, ZIP System™ sheathing is easy to install: just fasten the panels and tape the seam. The result is a long lasting, energy efficient, and eco-friendly sheathing backed by a best-in-the-business warranty.
Siding Weatherization Tapes
Since 1952, Protecto Wrap Company has been manufacturing waterproofing membranes with a sound reputation for producing some of the highest quality waterproofing systems available. Their products meet or exceed the design requirements and specifications for a variety of applications. Whatever your waterproofing, roofing underlayment or flashing needs, Protecto Wrap Company has you covered.
GCP Vycor Tapes
VYCOR® weather barriers and flashings don’t only protect the house in the long run, eliminating call-backs due to leaks, but it also protects the house during construction. Before being covered with siding, a mechanically-attached house wrap can act like a sail in the wind. Instead of tearing in the breeze, VYCOR® weather barriers and flashings stay put, lending a clean and professional appearance during the construction process while standing up to jobsite conditions.
DuPont Tyvek Tapes
Finish the building envelope with a superior seam tape – DuPont™ Tyvek® Tape. It helps to create a continuous building envelope system that keeps water and air out. Benefits can include not only better building durability but improved energy efficiency through reduced air leakage. Tyvek® Tape is strong, easy to use, and highly waterproof. It is constructed of an oriented polypropylene film, coated with a specially formulated permanent acrylic adhesive to create the best adhesion between seam tape and DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers.
3M™ Venture Tape™ ADJ, FSK and Metal Facing Tapes offer a variety of tapes coated with a pressure-sensitive, cold-weather solvent acrylic adhesive. This tape combines quick stick at normal temperatures with superior low-temperature performance. It conforms well to fibrous duct board and blankets. Mold inhibitor helps maintain adhesive strength and effectiveness and high puncture and tear resistance ensure long life and durability in a variety of applications and environments.
Henry Blueskin Tapes
Windows, doors and other exterior penetrations are the most vulnerable to moisture intrusion. With self-adhered, fluid applied, mechanically-applied and hybrid flashing options available from Henry, you can build with confidence knowing that we can help prevent moisture intrusion at vulnerable penetrations.
The new QUAD Window & Door System picks up where the WINTeQ System left off, delivering the toughest sealant, foam and butyl flash tape ever developed. Led by the new QUAD Max, the revolutionary 3-in-1 interior, exterior, and bedding sealant, the QUAD Window & Door System is the ultimate barrier against air and moisture.