Wood siding is a naturally beautiful exterior siding material and vertical wood siding creates a unique look for any home or structure. Whether you choose to install your wood siding horizontally, diagonally or vertically, all options create clean directional architectural lines for your design. Vertical wood siding can transform an ordinary looking wood siding installation into an extraordinary focal point of natural warmth and beauty.
Many wood siding species are suitable for vertical wood siding applications. Ipe wood siding, Cumaru wood siding, Garapa wood siding and Machiche wood siding are all high density hardwood siding materials that will hold up extremely well even in harsh climates and conditions. These hardwood siding materials are particularly well suited to rainscreen vertical wood siding projects.
The Climate-Shield Rainscreen Wood Siding System was used in the photo of the Garapa vertical wood siding above. In the center photo above, 1x4 Ipe siding was alternated with 1x6 Ipe siding for an Arts and Crafts style of vertical wood siding installation. The Cumaru vertical wood siding installation features 1x6 Cumaru siding installed vertically and a 1x6 Cumaru "waterboard" for a starter course architectural feature.
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