Clapboard is a term for horizontal, overlapping siding usually made of wood. Quarter sawn clapboards are great because the cut helps avoid the damage often prone to wood siding. Here’s some more info to get you started.
Quarter sawn clapboard siding can range in price from $2-$3.60 per square foot, depending on the type of wood used and the thickness of the clapboard. Get price quotes to compare rates for your siding project.
While quarter sawn clapboard is less prone to warping and buckling than other lumber cuts, it is still not considered the most durable siding option. Quarter sawn siding must be sealed and properly maintain for the best results.
Quarter sawn clapboard siding should be painted or stained ever 3-5 years, depending on the conditions at the site of installation. It is considered a relatively high-maintenance siding option.
To make this type of board, a log must first be cut into quarters, hence the name. Each quarter is then ripped into the boards that become clapboards. The process of quarter sawing takes significantly more time than standard milling.
Clapboard siding first appeared around New England during the Colonial times. Settlers believed that this was the best siding option for protecting their homes against the elements while still creating an aesthetically pleasing exterior.
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