Plywood Siding

by admin on September 6, 2011

Plywood siding is the most attractive siding that is available as it gives a contemporary look to the structure. Plywood siding comes in horizontal wood siding that consists of overlapping rows of wood planks and the plywood siding resembles the modern vinyl siding installations. The width of the plywood siding boards is based on the desired appearance, and if necessary according to preference the wall can be painted or left unfinished. Installation of plywood siding is more commonly known also as lap or clapboard siding. Plywood siding is used in many traditional American homes more particularly in the Northeast. Some of the plywood siding known as horizontal siding have integral molding details along one edge. This molding is what is known as the plywood “shiplap” siding

Plywood Siding Types and Styles

Plywood siding types and styles are many and shingles Wood shingles also may range in size from a few inches to even more than a foot. These plywood siding is installed in overlapping rows that runs across the width of an exterior wall. The plywood siding known as Shingles overlap both from top to bottom and stretches from one side of the wall to the other.

Plywood Siding Prices

Bargain pricing of plywood siding can save you much money as well as the time you spend for the installation as well. Plywood siding prices and the estimates will always be based on the amount of plywood siding that is needed and essentially the interior or exterior square feet area of your home. An example would be if your home was 12′ tall, 40′ long and 30′ wide, then it will be a 1,200 square foot home with 10*(40+40+30+30)=1,400 exterior square feet. This means on an average you could take roughly 14 10′x10′ squares plywood. Plywood siding price definitely will depend on several different aspects.

The best way to get a reasonable price is asking for local contractors’ bids and compare. You can click here (Only For US) to free estimate your local contractors’ price online.

Plywood Siding Installation and Repair

  • Start from the bottom and work your way up.
  • If you are using vertical grooved siding, try to nail in the grooves.
  • Be sure to nail into studs.
  • If you nail between the studs, there won’t be enough support
  • Start installing the siding at one end of a wall about 6 inches from the ground.
  • Work your way down the wall horizontally
  • Double check yourself so that it stays straight.
  • Measure from the soffit overhang to the bottom of your siding or use a level.
  • From the middle of the wall, measure again to make sure the measurement is consistent
  • Repeat this process for each wall.
  • Seal your house with caulk
  • Caulk around every opening and at every corner
  • Once the caulk is dry you can paint your plywood siding

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