Superior solutions in siding and accessoriesSiding not only beautifies the outside of your home, it’s also an intricate part of the building envelope. The building envelope increases energy efficiency and prevents costly repairs caused by water damage. New techniques, products, and innovations are introduced every year. Call or visit one of Milwaukie Lumber’s siding professionals for the most current information and products.
Siding begins with the house wrap
The house wrap is designed as the last barrier between the siding and the inside of the house. Traditional siding paper includes 15# felt and snorkel paper. Both are asphalt impregnated to ensure protection of the wall. Other house wraps are designed around a system.
Rain screen creates an air gap between the siding and the wall. The air flow allows for quicker drying of the paper and allows water to escape. We’ll be happy to show you our rain screen products and designs.
A variety of quality building systems
We recommend Fortifiber Building Systems. These products, called Moisture Control Systems, bring together sound building-science principles and proven product design. In these systems, Jumbo Tex and Weathersmart are the house wraps; Fortiflash, Moistop, and EZ Seal serve as window membrane sealants. Moistop Sealant adheres the windows to the wall, and Moistop Corner Shield provides window corner protection. Call or visit us for complete instructions and sizes.
Another excellent solution is DuPont Weatherization Systems. Tyvek, an industry leader for more than 25 years, is DuPont’s house wrap. StraightFlash, FlexWrap, and Flashing Tape serve as DuPont's window membrane sealant.
More notable innovations in the building envelope
Vycor protects your windows from air, moisture, and water infiltration. QuickFlash Weatherproofing Products provide a solution to plumbing, electrical, gas, and HVAC exterior vertical wall penetrations and protrusions. Stinger staplers and Stinger staples use a cap and a staple to protect the house wrap from tearing or blowing off.
We also stock a wide variety of staplers and staples. We carry the A11 rapid tacker, Duofast HT550, Duofast HT775, and all corresponding staples.
Creating a design for the outside of your home starts with the window trim
In wood trims we stock a rough sawn preprimed spruce, also known as white wood, and a preprimed FJ cedar.
We stock 1x2s, 1x3s, 1x4s, 1x6s, 1x8s, 1x10s, 1x12s, 5/4x3s, 5/4x4s, 5/4x4s rabbited, 5/4x6s, 5/4x8s, 5/4x10s, 5/4x12s, 2x2s, 2x4s, 2x6s, 2x8s, 2x10s, and 2x12s in both products. A 2x3 window sill is an inexpensive way to add detail to your trim. Hardie Trim by JamesHardie provides an economical and durable product. Azek trim provides an alternative from wood that won't crack, split, or rot.
The 3 basic types of siding—lap, panel, and shingle
Your personal style and budget will
determine your home’s exterior. Call or
visit Milwaukie Lumber for ideas and pricing.
Panel siding comes
in many different varieties. HardiePanel fiber
cement panels are equal to their lap siding in
value and long-lasting performance. We stock
the Stucco and Cedarmill profiles. Smart
Panel is made of treated engineered wood, preprimed,
and APA rated for single-wall construction. We
stock the reverse board and batten styles. Plywood
T1-11 patterns are 5/8” thick,
offer proven performance over time, and many
patterns come preprimed.
siding as an accent for gables or to cover
the entire house and create a more rustic look. HardieShingle fiber
cement siding provides the same warm, authentic
look as cedar shingles, yet resists rotting,
cracking, or splitting. Nichiha
Sierra Premium Shake fiber cement boards
utilize a deep cedar grain that gives the appearance
of rough sawn individual shake panels, but without
the cost or maintenance. Shakertown
Craftsman Panels provide
100% clear vertical grain heartwood Western red
cedar on a self-aligning 8' panel. We also stock
#1 cedar shingles and
Soffit areas are a good location to show style
with functionality. HardieSoffit pre-cut panels
eliminate the need for separate box or strip
vents and minimize the need for cutting. Smart
Panel Soffit provides an engineered board with
a wood-grained pattern. Plain
T1-11 plywood provides
the security of a proven product. 1x4 and 1x6
T&G v-grooved clear or tight
knot cedar shows
a rustic, but elegant look. The preprimed
1x4 and 1x6
reversible T&G bead board/v groove pattern is another alternative.