Cedar siding / Guides

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...siding: 25 years and over if maintained to manufacturers specifications. Cedar shingles for house siding Cedar is a beautiful wood commonly used outdoors because it is highly resistant to rotting. Left untreated its lifespan isn't as greatly affected as other wood siding, but the look certainly is. Cedar siding w...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...siding? © Resawn Timber Co. Shou sugi ban is an ancient Japanese carbonized wood finish created by burning the surface of wood to preserve it. The final product is also known as Yakisugi (yaki means to cook/burn and sugi is the Japanese name for cedar), but shou-sugi-ban seems to have won as the most commonly u...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...cedar shingles): Cedar shakes © Old House Store Pros: Highly resistant to moisture, rot and wind, very low embodied energy. They make for a beautiful, authentic and natural looking roof. As it is a completely natural material, it can be more responsibly disposed of than other materials at the end of its life ...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...Siding & Finishing of Homes Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a great looking traditional finish to the siding on a home. Certainly with FSC wood siding, extraction & manufacturing can be sustainable, and very little pollution is generated in production and manufacturing. Wood is abundantly available to us in Canad...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...cedar siding on the walls, and soffits focus the eye and bring attention to these elegant entrances, signaling that ‘neighbours live here’. The project provides a benchmark for future developments by showing what can be achieved with high-quality residences designed within their architectural, urban and environmental c...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...cedar clapboard siding and stained white cedar trim. Strapping for a 1.5’’ rainscreen 16’’ Larsen truss wall system clad with 1x8 board sheathing and filled with dense pack cellulose insulation , designed by Southern Exposure, provides a thermal bridge-free building envelope that is fast to assemble with minimal wo...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...cedar siding and roofing: the exterior cladding of walls and roofs was done using steel, with the gable end walls finished with local cedar. Both are very durable and both are recyclable at the end of their functional life. Metal is an energy intensive material to extract, but it has a very long and durable lifespan an...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...siding, cedar posts, landscaping rock, bricks or any combination thereof. We have a page dedicated to keyhole gardens for more details. For Seeds, Plants, Tools & Gardening products Online with delivery to the door, try here . 5.) The edible landscape, forest gardens and permascaping The art...