Siding With Cedar Shingles
Woven corners are a good-looking and low-maintenance alternative to corner boards.
Synopsis: Roofer and shingler Oliver Govers guides us step by step through the installation of cedar shingle siding on a house. Instead of using corner boards, the author prefers woven corners and explains how they’re done. A good primer on the subject.
One of my first siding jobs, a retired and every persuasive reverend had convinced me that his house could be sided with cedar shingles for only a little bit more than his neighbor’s, a house that my helper and I had just completed. Newly self-employed and eager for work, it hadn’t occurred to me that the reverend’s house was half-again as large as his neighbor’s. And all of the little extras that he wanted – at little or no extra charge – kept adding up. Only two days into the job, we were already 35% over budget.
That was several years ago, and I lost a…