It is produced by resawing lumber at an angle to produce two pieces thicker on one edge than the other. The manufacturing process results in pieces with one face saw textured. The other face is smooth or saw textured depending on the grade and customer preference. It is installed horizontally and gives an attractive shadow line which varies with the thickness selected.
A vertical design created by using wide clear or knotty cedar boards spaced apart with narrower boards (battens) covering the joins. There are no set board or batten widths, as various combinations are used to create different looks suitable for large or small scale applications. A frequent combination is 1 x 3 in. battens and 1 x 10 in. boards. This can also be reversed with boards installed over battens to create a deep channel effect. Rough sawn, unseasoned boards, or boards surfaced on one side and two edges (S1S2E) are commonly used for board & batten siding. Sizes are from 1 x 2 in. to 1 x 12 in.
A popular type of lap siding used whenever a rustic appearance is desired. It can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally. With channel siding, the profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it, creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement. Channel siding is normally supplied in unseasoned knotty grades. The face side is saw textured. Commonly available sizes are 1 x 6 in., 1 x 8 in. and 1 x 10 in. Clear grades are manufactured to order.
Widely used for its good looks and versatility. It can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally, each providing a distinctly different look. The joints between adjoining pieces are usually V-shaped, but flush-jointed, reveal and radius joints are also available. Tongue & groove siding is available with rough or smooth faces and is always Kiln Dried. The variety of joints and surface textures offer a range of shadow line effects that enhance its versatility. Tongue & groove siding is manufactured in clear grades suitable for a more formal, elegant appearance, particularly when pieces are smooth faced. Knotty grades are also popular for their smart, casual look.