What should I know about installing plain bevel siding?
Make sure not to nail plain bevel siding too close to the butt edge. If the nail penetrates the thin edge of the board underneath, this frequently results in splitting as the siding shrinks in hot summer months. Plain bevel siding should be installed with a single nail per bearing placed 1-1/8 inch above the butt edge, assuming the recommended 1-inch lap.
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