Cladding a house with wood involves the installation of a wood-like material on the exterior or structures. Homeowners have a choice of a variety of products, such as the standard clapboard siding, cedar or engineered wood. Check with the local building code inspector to find out the codes for siding installations. Some municipalities require the owner to obtain a permit before starting the job.
Install metal flashing and drip caps accessories over windows, doors, horizontal trim and other components. This ensures water flows away from the cladding and does not penetrate behind the boards. njU
Snap a chalk line to guide placement of top edge of the first course of siding. This assures a straight installation of the first course of siding, as well as subsequent courses. Overlap the siding over the trim board at least one inch. Secure the siding with the recommended fastener for the material and your location, such as stainless steel shank nails. Use nails long enough to penetrate the materials and into the studs. Install the next row of siding per the instructions.