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Cedar Wood Siding Information and FAQs

What types of siding are there?


Ring’s End stocks cedar clapboards, or bevel siding, that are premium grade. In addition to different lengths, widths of 6 in. to 12 in. are available

 to create different exposures. The narrower exposures have a more traditional look, while wider widths lend more of a contemporary appearance. Ring's End also stocks 1/2" x 6" Boral TruExterior® siding in 16' lengths.

V-Joint Tongue & Groove

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. Ring’s End stocks both pine and cedar boards in a variety of grades. The more knotty grades lend a more rustic look to the siding.

Rough Sawn

Rough Sawn / Saw Textured wood vertical siding is also known as channel siding, because the boards are joined with an overlapping joint that leaves a square groove between the boards. The rough texture gives this siding a rustic look.

Texture 1-11

Texture 1-11, or “T-one-eleven” as it’s known in the industry, is a plywood product that looks a lot like channel rustic siding when installed. Ring’s End stocks this sheet product with the grooves either 4-in. on center or 8 in. on center.

How long does cedar siding last?

Cedar siding is incredibly durable and it can last for decades as it's naturally resistant to insects and rot. On average, cedar wood siding lasts for up to 40 years, but with regular maintenance, it can last up to 70 years.

Is cedar siding high maintenance?

Cedar siding is higher maintenance for homeowners than other types of siding. It's important to regularly inspect wood siding for moisture, insects, and cracks. If cracks appear, they need to be filled with sealant or paint to protect the wood siding from water damage. You will also need to repaint or stain natural wood siding every few years to reverse the effects of weathering.

Is power washing bad for cedar siding?

You can Power Wash cedar siding before painting if you use a low-pressure setting only. A high-pressure spray risks damaging the wood surface and also the electrical wiring and insulation under the siding.

What do you clean cedar siding with?

A safe way to clean natural wood cedar siding is to use a solution with 1 parts beach to 4 parts water. Apply the solution to the siding with a pump sprayer and wait for 15-minutes before using a garden hose to rinse it off. Remove any stubborn patches of dirt or grit from the siding with a nylon bristle brush.

Is it better to paint or stain cedar siding?

Generally speaking, it's better to stain cedar siding. The reasons are stain provides better protection and lasts longer than paint. You can also choose a solid-color latex house stain to get the appearance of paint but with far less effort.

What is the difference between rough sawn cedar siding and smooth face cedar siding?

The difference between “rough cut” and “smooth cut” cedar siding is the texture of the wood. Recently, smooth face cedar siding has become popular. However, you need to know that rough face siding holds more stain. This means it only needs maintenance every 5 - 7 years, whereas smooth face wood siding needs maintenance every 3-5 years.

What are your shipping policies?

We can deliver your cedar siding directly to your address and free shipping is available on selected purchases. You also have the option of collecting your order from one of our service locations.


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