Prefinished Cedar Dutch Lap Siding
Dutch lap siding is an exterior type of siding style that has quite a few names to describe this unique profile. It is also known as german lap siding, german dutch lap siding, cove dutch lap siding, drop lap siding, drop siding, cove lap, wood pattern 105, wp105, dutch shiplap, or german shiplap. The profile is very similar to traditional shiplap and channel rustic siding except there is a radius section on the upper leading edge of each board. While shiplap siding has no detail on the face of the board, channel rustic has a square relief milled on the top side and the Dutch lap has a radius (scooped) groove profile. The Dutch Lap profile is installed exactly like shiplap so it is very good at sealing out wind, rain, and other natural elements. This unique profile is copied on almost every type of siding material on the market including vinyl siding because of the unique shadow line it provides.
STK grade (also known as a select tight knot) kiln-dried western red cedar is the most readily grade available. The material will have sound tight knots visible and are typically graded on the rough side. This product is available with a smooth face to match the smooth radius profile.
Prefinished Color Options
As with any type of natural wood siding, the best way to protect the wood and your investment is to have it stained, primed, or painted on all six sides to protect the wood from moisture and harmful UV rays. Our 42,000 square facility is designed to apply almost any color stain or solid color paint you can imagine to the material before it arrives at your job site.
What Are The Benefits To Having Your New Dutch Lap Siding Prefinished?
- Instant Curb Appeal
- No Weather Delays
- Prefinishing is Available Year Round
- Instant UV and Moisture Protection
- No Lap Marks
- No Streaking
- No Shrink Lines
- No Overspray or Drips
- Six Sided Protection (Face, Back, Edges and Ends)
- Factory Controlled Quality
How to Install Dutch Lap Siding
We recommend following the WRCLA guidelines for Installing Western Red Cedar Lap Siding but also follow all of your state and local building codes for proper installation.