Cedar Tongue & Groove is very popular as it provides a unique clean look and can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Tongue & groove siding is available with a rough or a smooth face and is best when kiln-dried for better paint adhesion and overall performance.
The joints between each board are typically v-shaped but we can have custom profiles created in which the joint is flush, or done with a nickel gap which will give a unique shadow line where the two boards meet.
Our standard grade is select knotty (or STK grade) where knots are sound and tight.
All of our Cedar tongue and groove siding can be pre-finished in a transparent stain which will allow the true wood grain show but will have a natural tint to the wood (depending on color). If you're looking for a little more UV protection, a semi-transparent stain can be used which will continue to show the natural grain of the wood. If you're looking for a more consistent solid color, the use of a semi-solid or solid color stain should be used. For maximum protection, we can apply one coat of primer and two coats of acrylic latex for a solid color finish. We are capable of pre-finishing this material in any color you can imagine. If you have a color picked out, call us and we will be happy to assist you.
Benefits to pre-finishing natural wood siding:
Six Sided Protection - our process allows us to apply stain or paint to all six sides of the wood which is the best way to protect natural wood not only for UV protection but also for moisture protection.
Instant Curb Appeal - As the siding is installed you can see the house come to life as there is no waiting for a painter to arrive on site to cover factory primed boards.
No Weather Delays - No weather delays due to poor weather conditions that prohibit a painter from applying the final color coat.
Pre-Finishing is available year round - Our facility is climate controlled and machines run all 12 months.
No Streaking, No Runs, No Drips and No Shrink Lines
No Overspray or Environmental Issues at the job site.
Cost Savings vs. Field Painting
Factory Controlled Quality - Each board will have a consistent color not only from one end to the other but from the first piece to the last piece the color will be the same.