First Timer - Wood Shingle Siding

Old 07-20-07, 12:16 PM
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First Timer - Wood Shingle Siding


This is my first post.

I'm installing cedar shingle siding for the first time.

I have one wall on my back porch about completed (this was my practice area), but I have a question.

On the top row of shingles, do I just have to have the nails exposed? Is there a trick to installing the top row so there are no nails exposed?

I'm going to prime/paint the shingles once finished, so it's not a huge deal as far as cosmetics go. I'm just wondering if this will cause other problems down the road.

Old 07-20-07, 04:15 PM
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As you move up the wall and approach the top, you should continue to cut the top of the shingles until they are about 6" or 8" long. I usually install a piece of 1x3 cedar laterally along the top row of shingles to dress it up a bit.

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