2-12. Finish Siding. Finish siding is the outside wood finish of the wall. Only board siding made of
long, narrow boards will be covered in this section.
a. Vertical Wood Siding. Vertical wood siding is nailed securely to girts with 8d or 10d nails.
The cracks are covered with wood strips called battens. To make this type of wall more weatherproof
some type of tar paper or light-roll roofing may be applied between the siding and the sheathing. (See
Figure 2-25. Vertical wood siding
b. Horizontal Wood Siding. Horizontal wood siding is cut to various patterns and sizes to be
used as the finished outside surface of a structure (see Figure 2-26). It should be well-seasoned lumber.
Siding is made in sizes ranging from 1/2 inch to 1 inch by 12 inches. Two types of siding are beveled
Figure 2-26. Horizontal wood siding