Every project is unique. To ensure your siding installation goes smoothly and is long-lasting, we've provided a set of general guidelines to help you. Remember, these are guidelines only. Please consult your local building codes, or a professional siding installer in your area. Consulting your local building department, or HOA prior to starting exterior renovations to either a residential, or commercial building should be a required step prior to installation. If you have any questions about this How-To Install Wood SIding guide, give us a call. We'd love to help.
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Apply a vapor barrier to the wall.
Attach 3/4" furring strips over the vapor barrier every 16".
Start at the bottom of the wall... To start the installation of a siding board pre-drill holes above each furring strip with a 1/8" drill bit . If Ipe Plugs are going to be used to conceal this initial fastener then a 3/8" drill bit should be used to make a hole for each Ipe Plug to fit into.
Drive a 3" stainless steel screw through the 1/8" pre-drilled hole in the last step. This will secure the bottom half of each siding board.
Next, with a 1/8" drill bit predrill a hole through the narrow part of the siding board that protrudes against the wall on the top of the board.
Drive a 3" stainless steel screw through the 1/8" pre-drilled hole in the last step. There is no need to worry about plugging this hole as the next board that is installed will cover this fastener.
Repeat the above steps for the rest of the siding boards up the wall.