DIY wood siding installation / Guides

Installing Siding Correctly
Exterior cladding

How to install siding

...siding a chance to drain away harmlessly. The air space between siding and sheathing should also allow humid air to escape. In order for both of these actions to take place, when siding is installed correctly there needs to be a continuous space behind siding where water can drain and air can flow. Common siding inst...

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

...wood siding: $8 to $20 per square foot installed, depending on type of wood, style and the complexity of the job. Expected siding lifespan: Durability of 40 to 55 years if the wood siding is regularily & carefully maintained Note: There are companies that offer pre-painted wood siding products, a quality that you...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

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

...wood siding installation, but includes simple tips for creating a breathable air space to allow walls to dry. You can also read our Guide on Siding Installation here . Solid wood siding Wood siding fitted horizontally © Ecohome Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a great looking traditio...