Skirting & Siding
Kayu™ Canada Inc. Dark Red Meranti and Red Balau Batu tongue & groove material can be installed horizontally and vertically. Kayu™ Canada’s 1 x 4 tongue & groove, V-Groove, is our most popular product used for siding. We also do custom milling siding such as shiplap, and bevel siding profile upon request.
Horizontal application: Start at the bottom and work up with the groove edges facing downward. Siding up to 6” wide can be blind nailed with one siding nail per bearing toe-nailed through the base of each tongue. Nails must penetrate 1 ¼” into solid wood framing.
Vertical application: Start at one corner with grooved edge toward adjacent wall. Use a level, or plumb line, to ensure that the first board is installed plumb. The grooved edge of the first board may have to be trimmed to ensure a flush fit. Siding is nailed to horizontal blocking and, or furring strips, at 24” on center. As with horizontal installations, pieces up to 6” can be blind nailed and wider pieces should be face nailed.
- All tongue and groove skirting should be installed with stainless steel screws or stainless steel brad nails.
- DO NOT install tongue and groove skirting and siding tight, leave a gap for expansion and contraction. In periods of high humidity the woods can expand.
- It is recommended that all hardwood siding be installed on a Rainscreen, please refer to your local building code.