Bevel Siding (also known as clapboard, lap siding or weatherboard) is a type of siding where the boards are installed horizontally with the top board overlapping the bottom to provide a seal to protect the interior of the home. The use of Western Red Cedar for bevel siding is one of the most widely-used siding types. The bottom side (or butt side) will be thicker than the top side of the board and most of the time one side will be rough cut and the other side will be smooth.
Take the beauty of real Cedar wood and factory finish it with a semi-transparent stain to give the wood some color but still allow the natural wood texture to be seen. The stain is factory applied to all six sides giving it protection against water and sun damage along with saving time and money at the job site. The oil in the stain penetrates the wood and protects more than just the surface of the board making it water repellent and provides a mildew resistant rich finish. Semi-transparent stains will last longer than a transparent stain but not as long as a solid color stain.