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Overlooking the Bay Area this Oakland Hills home features James Hardie fiber cement siding in a combination of Artisan Lap and V-Groove exterior siding

Exterior Siding, Fascia & Trim

We carry a wide selection of authentic siding profiles

The look of wood siding with its deep shadow lines is still preferred by Bay Area homeowners. Whether you are looking for exterior siding in wood, like a V-rustic siding or a low maintenance composite or fiber-cement siding, we’ve got your homes exterior cladding covered.

We carry a variety of traditional and historically accurate siding profiles. Our inventory includes a selection of wood siding in Western Red Cedar, Bodyguard siding, TruExterior siding and James Hardie fiber-cement siding. For the Craftsman Bungalow we carry Red Cedar shingles.

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  • Evergreen Siding
  • Western Red Cedar Siding
  • Bodyguard Siding
  • TruExterior Siding
  • James Hardie Fiber Cement
    HardiePlank, HardiePanel and Artisan Siding
  • Allura fiber cement Siding
  • Cedar Shingles
  • Rainier Plank
  • Resawn Plywood Siding

Exterior Siding Profiles

V-Rustic wood siding profile

V-Rustic

Rabbeted Bevel wood siding profile

Rabbeted Bevel

Cove wood siding profile

Cove

Bevel Channel wood siding profile

Bevel Channel

Two Lap wood siding profile

Lap

Horizontal wood siding proliferated around the 1850s with the advent of steam-powered millworks.
Six large square posts support the roof over the wide front porch in this Craftsman style home clad in traditional Red Cedar siding fro Evergreen

Evergreen Western Red Cedar Siding

When it comes to siding, there is nothing more authentic than the look of wood. Our wood siding is a premium finger-jointed Western Red Cedar that is engineered for greater dimensional stability and primed with an oil base coat and a latex top coat.

Easy to handle long boards speed installation and tend to lay flush and straight. Cedar is naturally durable and resistant to moisture, decay and wood boring insects and the even grain and consistent density means your siding is less likely to cup, swell or twist after it’s installed.

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Evergreen siding being stacked at Economy Lumber Company

Evergreen Western Red Cedar is responsibly harvested from sustainably managed Pacific Northwest forestland and milled in an assortment of traditional siding profiles.

Evergreen Western Red Cedar Siding
Profile Size Length
V-Rustic 1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10 16', 20'
Bevel Channel 1x10 16', 20'

Primed and ready to paint.
Additional sizes or face surface available via Special Order.
50 year warranty.

Evergreen WRC Fascia & Trim
Size Type
1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10, 1x12 Smooth/Resawn
5/4x4, 5/4x6 Smooth/Resawn
2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12 Smooth/Resawn

Available in 16' and 20' lengths / Primed and ready to paint.
WRC = Western Red Cedar

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Replacing wood siding

Our exterior siding products are architecturally correct to help preserve the historic character of your home. Milled to match traditional architectural styles and profiles, you’ll find our wood siding to have a more generous thickness. If you’re renovating an older residence or restoring a historical building where the siding profile is just a little thicker, then this siding will be a better match.

Western Red Cedar Siding & Trim

There is nothing like the warmth and natural beauty of Cedar siding on your home. An excellent building material, Cedar is resistant to rot and moisture related problems like mildew and fungi. Also siding made from Cedar tends to resist common wood problems like splitting, swelling and cupping.

Cedar accepts a wide range of finishes from clear, protective coatings to pigmented stains and paint without bleed through. If left untreated Cedar will gradually age and turn silver over time.

Vertical racks of Cedar siding inventory in long lengths
Western Red Cedar Siding
Profile Length
1x6 Tongue & Groove 8' through 20'
5/4x10 Rabbeted Bevel 4' through 20'

Resawn/Surfaced, STK, unprimed. Available random lengths.

WRC Trim Boards
Size Length
1x4, 1x6 8' through 20'
2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x12 8' through 20'

Resawn/Surfaced, STK, unprimed. Available random lengths.
WRC = Western Red Cedar
STK = Small tight knots

How to Install Western Red Cedar Siding
16 pages / 866KB PDF

Bodyguard siding profiles - V-rustic and Bevel Channel

Bodyguard Exterior Siding

This is a premier wood product that’s available in a variety of traditional siding profiles to match or enhance West Coast architecture. Sustainably sourced from the Pine forests of New Zealand. Bodyguard is milled from kiln-dried lumber with defects such as knots and resin pockets removed prior to finger-jointing.

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Second story of home clad in Bodyguard exterior siding

Bodyguard is treated under pressure with a carbon-based solution that penetrates the wood. This environmentally friendly preservative extends wood life and provides protection against decay, corrosion and insects. Above ground applications include exterior and interior siding.

Bodyguard Siding
Profile Size Length
V-Rustic Siding 1x6, 1x8, 1x10 16', 20'
Bevel Channel Siding 1x10 16', 20'
Two Lap Siding (2 lap) 1x6 16'
Three Lap Siding (3 lap) 1x8, 1x10 16'
Rabbeted Bevel 1x8 Resawn 20'

Primed and ready to paint.
Saw cuts need to be sealed. Mfg. recommends Bodyguard End Seal or wood preservative containing zinc naphthenate.
30-year Mfg. limited warranty against termite attack and fungal decay.
Additional profiles and sizes available via Special Order.
Bodyguard is FSC® Certified and Green Building credited.
A range of premium Bodyguard trim boards and moulding available via Special Order.

Bodyguard Technical Manual and Installation Guide
28 pages / 1.3MB PDF

The dramatic curbside appearance of this Modern style home is enhanced by the use of glass, smooth surfaces and exterior siding from the TruExterior Craftsman Collection

TruExterior Siding

The Craftsman Collection offers a variety of authentic, full-thickness siding profiles with bold, defined shapes and the natural aesthetic of traditional wood siding — all without the maintenance and upkeep associated with wood siding.

Consisting of more than 70% recycled materials, TruExterior® can be worked just like wood and painted any color with a good quality latex exterior house paint.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

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TruExterior siding and trim completes the Craftsman style of this detached garage TruExterior V-rustic siding samples

Boards provide a high level of dimensional stability with changes in humidity and temperature, and can even be painted a dark color on a Western or Southern exposure and still maintain stability.

TruExterior siding is exceptionally durable and is resistant to rotting, cracking, splitting, termites and fire. The exclusive Poly-ash microstructure is virtually impervious to moisture and the siding can be used in moist or ground level applications.

TruExterior Siding
Size Length
1x6, 1x8, 1x10 16'

Channel, Channel Bevel, Cove/Dutch Lap, Shiplap and V-Rustic profiles available next day via Special Order.
Ends do not need to be sealed during installation.

TruExterior Trim Boards
Size Length
1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 1x10, 1x12 16'
5/4x4, 5/4x6, 5/4x8, 5/4x10, 5/4 x 12 16'
2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12 16'

Reversible trim boards feature wood grain and smooth finish.
Applications include fascia, door/window trim, soffits and rake boards.

TruExterior Beadboard
Type Length
5/8 x 6 Beadboard 16'

Ideal for porch ceilings, soffits, and other decorative exterior wall applications.

TruExterior Installation Guide
8 pages / 854KB PDF

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The small front porch of this Craftsman style home features square posts, HardiePlank lap siding in Cedarmill and smooth Hardie Trim trim boards for windows, front door and corner boards

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

Whether you are building new or re-siding your home, James Hardie® Fiber Cement siding is designed and engineered to perform and stand up to the harshest environmental conditions without the drawbacks common to wood.

You’ll get the look of traditional wood siding without the hassle and upkeep. Unlike wood-based products, fiber cement siding resists the effects of the sun and moisture while providing superior dimensional stability to resist shrinking, swelling and cracking. Your exterior will look good for years and be protected from mother nature, fungal decay, pests and the spread of flame.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

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The craftsman style of this two story residence is enhanced by the deep shadow lines created by the HardiePlank lap siding as seen from the outdoor patio area

HardiePlank Lap Siding

HardiePlank® lap siding is an excellent choice for a simple and clean exterior look with deep shadow lines and the visual characteristics of wood siding with lots of curb appeal. HardiePlank combines beauty and durability in a non-combustible siding that’s engineered to withstand all types of weather. Available in smooth or cedarmill, a soft texture that mimics the look of wood.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

The clean look and shadow lines of HardiePlank lap siding can be seen in this homes corner detail
HardiePlank Lap Siding
Type Size Length
HardiePlank Smooth 8-1/4" (7" exposure) 12'
HardiePlank Cedarmill 8-1/4" (7" exposure) 12'

Primed and ready for paint.
HardieTrim trim boards compliment HardiePlank siding and can be used to accentuate corners, roof lines, doors, windows and more. Choose from rustic, a raised texture that looks like wood or smooth in an assortment of common sizes. Available via Special Order.

HardiePlank Lab Siding Installation Guide
11 pages / 7.8MB PDF

HardieTrim Installation Guide
28 pages / 6.7MB PDF

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Front elevation of traditional farm house features HardiePanel Vertical Siding installed over the covered porch just below the gable roof

HardiePanel Vertical Siding

Cladding exterior walls with HardiePanel Vertical Siding will make an architectural statement. The tall, vertical lines create a unique look with the appearance of more height and lots of curb appeal. Whether residing your home, building new or combining with HardiePlank Lap Siding, you’ll get the benefits of fiber cement siding without the hassles of wood.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

The modern look of this contemporary home remodel is enhanced with board and batten installed over the HardiePanel vertical siding

Large, durable high performance panels are available in Cedarmill with a slight wood grain, smooth for a clean modern look and Sierra 8, a combination of texture and vertical detail.

HardiePanel Vertical Siding
Type Size
Select Cedarmill, Smooth, Seirra 8 4x8

Stucco panel available via Special Order.
Primed and ready for paint.
ColorPlus® Technology finishes available via Special Order.

HardiePanel Vertical Siding Installation Guide
8 pages / 5.6MB PDF

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The deep shadow lines from the Artisan lap siding contrast with the many floor to ceiling glass surfaces of this Modern Hillside home located in the Bay Area

Artisan Siding

Sunset’s Idea House is quite literally perched in the Oakland Hills overlooking the Bay Area. This five-level, 3600 sq. ft. cantilevered home is clad in a combination of Artisan Lap and V-Groove exterior siding by James Hardie.

Artisan® siding is 5/8" thick and captures the look of deep shadow lines found in traditional wood siding while providing the high-performance, low maintenance, sustainable protection of fiber cement. Siding is available in traditional profiles in an assortment of widths.

Approved by CAL FIRE for use in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ) or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Corner detail of this Modern style home in the Oakland Hills showing the clean, seamless look of Artisan V-Groove fiber cement siding with mitered corners

Artisan siding is thick enough to allow for mitered corners and uses an innovative Lock Joint system which enables a blind nail application for a well crafted seamless look. If you are re-siding your home, the authentic Cedar siding profiles and extra board thickness will be a closer match to your existing siding.

Artisan Fiber Cement Siding
Type Size Length
V-Groove Siding 8-1/4" (7" exposure) 12'
Shiplap Siding 10-1/4" (9" exposure) 12'

Artisan siding is 5/8" thick and primed, ready for paint.
Artisan Square Channel siding available via Special Order.

Artisan Siding Installation Guide
7 pages / 5.7MB PDF

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Allura Fiber Cement Siding

Allura Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding is one of the most durable options out there for siding your home. From lap siding and panels, to shingles and trim, Allura fiber cement products are an attractive alternative to wood with the strength and durability to handle any kind of weather in any climate.

Allura® siding and trim does not chip, crack or peel and resists moisture, fire, and insect activity making it a long-lasting choice. Plus, it’s backed by a 50-year warranty.

Allura Fiber Cement Siding

Specially formulated for high performance, Allura siding and trim comes in many styles and colors with the natural look of wood.

Allura Fiber Cement Siding
Size Length
5-1/4, 6-1/4, 7-1/4, 8-1/4, 9-1/4, 12 12'

Available in smooth or Cedar texture, primed and ready to paint or in a variety of architectural colors.
Special Order, allow 1-2 days for delivery / Samples available.

Red Cedar shingles are precisely milled for a refined appearance

Red Cedar Shingles

Shingles were the siding of choice for many architectural styles of the Arts and Crafts movement, especially the Craftsman Bungalow so commonly found in the Bay Area. We carry Red Cedar shingles that are precisely milled with a refined appearance.

Dimensionally stable, Cedar resists swelling, and has less splitting and cupping. Shingles are sold in random widths in bundles. A bundle covers roughly 25 square feet with a 7" exposure.

Red Cedar Shingles
Grade Type Packaged
#1 Grade Vertical Grain Bundle

Red Cedar Shingle Panels, Fancy Cuts, and Resquared and Rebutted (R-R) are available via Special Order.

The natural look of Western Red Cedar is on display in this porch ceiling featuring 1x6 Micro V Cedar boards from Rainier Plank

Rainier Plank

Rainier Plank is milled by a small specialized company with a long family history of lumber. Their planks feature vertical grain Western Red Cedar laminated to a finger-jointed, tight knot Cedar core. The warm look of vertical grain WRC is a natural for interior walls, ceilings and exterior soffits. Whatever the use, this product provides a premium appearance at an affordable cost over solid wood while extending our natural resources.

Plank Products
Type Size Length
T&G Micro V Cedar Plank 1x6 Random lengths 8' to 16'

Vertical grain Western Red Cedar veneer / Finger-jointed tight knot Cedar core.

Exterior Plywood was used in this American Plywood Association featured home

Resawn Plywood Siding

Whether remodeling or building new, resawn Douglas Fir exterior siding panels are durable and offer an easy to install, cost-effective way to protect the exterior of your home. Our select grade all wood siding is available plain or with a groove for a classic, rustic appearance.

Select Grade Resawn Plywood Siding
Type Size Length
Plain, 8" OC Shadow Groove 3/8" 4x8
Plain, 4" OC, 8" OC, 12" RBB 5/8" 4x8
Plain, 8" OC 5/8" 4x8, 4x9, 4x10
Plain, 8" OC Primed 5/8" 4x8

Premium grade and Breckenridge available via Special Order.

Vulcan Vent louvered gable fire and ember vent

Vulcan Vent

Flame-resistant vents are on the front line of defense against embers, which often travel miles ahead of the fire and fire wall. Vulcan Vent use a 304 stainless steel mesh layer to provide air flow while stopping the smallest of embers from entering the attic and crawlspaces. Combined with a honeycomb matrix with a intumescent coating layer that puffs up around 450 degrees, forming a carbon layer that stops radiant heat and flame penetration.

From attic to crawlspace we’ll help you to fire-harden homes in wildfire prone areas. Talk to us, we can answer your questions about Vulcan Vent and other Cal FIRE approved fire-resistant products we carry, including siding and decking.

California Building Code Chapter 7A Compliant requires homes built in high fire hazard or Wildfire-Urban Interface (WUI) zones install ember-resistant vents.

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Prior to installing siding we recommend visiting the manufacturers website for siding installation instructions, care and maintenance, and warranty information.

On the way from forest to mill, twenty Redwood logs are loaded on this steam train outside Eureka, California
A steam train carrying twenty Redwood logs paused for this picture outside Eureka.
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Lumber & Wood Catalog

Our Lumber & Wood Catalog is a handy, downloadable PDF that’s an easy reference guide to the type of Lumber and Wood we inventory, including the sizes and grades. We also list the common Building Materials we stock, the Window & Door Brands we carry and the Contractor Services we offer.

Lumber & Wood Catalog PDF
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Lumber & Wood Catalog

8 pages / 3.3MB PDF

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