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asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th March, 2020

Where do you nail cedar shakes?

Nails / Staples:
Use 2 nails per shingle at about 3/4" (1.9 cm) from each edge, and 1" (2.5 cm) above the butt line of the overlapping shingle. If shingles are wider than 8" (20.4 cm), use 2 additional fasteners driven 1" (2.5 cm) apart near the center of the shingles. For staples, use 7/16" (1.1 cm) minimum crown.

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Also to know is, how are cedar shakes installed?

The traditional way to install cedar shakes is through a method called single coursing. This is when each piece of cedar siding covers half of the one below it, much like staggering and layering on cedar siding on top of one another to provide a scale-like appearance.

Furthermore, what do I put under cedar shingles? The order is: sheathing, pink paper, black paper, pink, black, shingles. There is no lath; the shingles are right against the black paper. There is no evidence of water damage to the sheathing, but there are countless layers of paint on the shingles too (which may have helped prevent water penetration).

Beside above, can you put cedar shakes over siding?

from Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau Exterior and Interior Wall Manual. Shakes and shingles may be used to cover existing wood beveled siding, masonry, or stucco. The shakes or shingles can be applied directly over the existing siding; however, rain screen application is necessary over brick, stucco, and foam sheathing.

What nails do you use for cedar shingles?

Nails / Staples: Use rust-resistant shingle nails or staples 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" (3.2 to 3.8 cm) long, galvanized, in aluminum or stainless steel. Use 2 nails per shingle at about 3/4" (1.9 cm) from each edge, and 1" (2.5 cm) above the butt line of the overlapping shingle.

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