Western Red Cedar bevel siding is the most widely-used wood siding. This cedar siding is available in clear and knotty grades, and is made by resawing lumber at an angle to produce pieces thicker on one edge than the other. The manufacturing process of this home siding results in pieces with one face saw textured. The other face of the house siding is smooth or saw textured depending on the grade and customer preference. Bevel siding is installed horizontally and gives an attractive shadow line which varies with the thickness of exterior siding selected.
Western Red Cedar bevel siding is available with solid wood or finger-joined options. The precision-fitted joins are virtually invisible and stronger than the surrounding fiber. Finger-joined bevel siding is available in lengths up to 16 feet.
Bevel Siding Grades
Grade options for cedar bevel siding include Clear V.G. Heart, A Clear, Rustic, Select Knotty and Architect Knotty.
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- Clear V.G. Heart
This is the highest bevel siding grade. All Clear V.G. Heart grade is sawn vertical grain (edge grain) and is kiln dried. Pieces have a smooth face of decay-resistant heartwood and are free from growth characteristics that affect appearance or performance. Pieces have excellent dimensional stability and hold finishes exceptionally well. Available solid wood or finger-joined.
- A Clear
This is a fine appearance grade that allows only slightly more growth characteristics than Clear Heart. Pieces are of mixed grain. These mixed grain (vertical and flat) pieces are graded from the surfaced face. Available solid wood or finger-joined.
Rustic grade bevel siding is recommended for use as sidewall covering where the distinctive charm of a rustic saw textured appearance is desired. This grade allows limited characteristics that do not detract from serviceability. Available solid wood or finger-joined.
- Select Knotty
Knots and other natural features define the visual character of knotty sidings. Knots are sound and tight with Select Knotty grade. Available rough or dressed, kiln-dried or unseasoned and smooth or saw textured. Some companies may supply this grade with knots glued on the reverse face.
- Architect Knotty
This product is intended to be fully usable with the resawn face exposed after trimming to fit the stud wall spacing. Contains no open characteristics or through defects. The product allows the use of adhesives on the reverse face to secure knots. Architect Knotty is particularly well suited for factory priming or finishing. Supplied kiln-dried.
Finger-joined bevel siding in clear and knotty grades are also available. The precision-fitted joins are virtually invisible and stronger than the surrounding fiber. Finger-joined bevel siding is available in lengths up to 16 feet and provides the handsome appearance and all-weather performance of premium cedar siding. Builders appreciate both the convenient long length tally and the speed and ease of installation with fewer field joins.
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