Bear Creek Lumber can offer a wide variety of natural wood and lumber exterior siding product options. The most common wood species for us to provide are going to be Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood, Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine. However, through our network of suppliers and mills we can offer other wood species as requested.
Within these various species we are able to produce many different siding patterns.
The most common siding pattern we sell is generally going to be tongue and groove. We can options for the joints of tongue and groove materials for our clients to choose from based on the specific look that works best for their project.
The most common joint is going to be the V-groove pattern. Other common patterns we often see are center match, nickel gap or pattern 105. Most patterns we sell can be offered with either a surfaced or resawn texture to match the overall theme of the project.
western Red Cedar Siding Product Options
Western Red Cedar is Bear Creek Lumber’s main inventory item and it’s offered in siding patterns, paneling patterns, and boards for board-on-board siding, trim, and fascia. People love the timeless charm of Western Red Cedar siding. Choose from a variety of options including T&G, Channel, Bevel, Board and Batt, Dutch and Lap siding stock.
Red cedar exterior siding is a highly durable and visually appealing choice for homeowners, offering natural beauty, exceptional resistance to rot and insects, and low maintenance requirements, making it an ideal option for those seeking long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing home exteriors. Its sustainable and energy-efficient properties further contribute to its appeal, providing homeowners with an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for their construction needs.
Western Red Cedar tongue and groove (T&G) siding features a seamless and visually appealing finish while providing enhanced weather resistance and durability. Its natural beauty, insulation properties, and easy installation make it a sustainable and efficient choice for those seeking a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution for their building exteriors.
Western red cedar bevel siding is the ideal option for homeowners seeking a blend of natural beauty and exceptional performance. With its distinctive beveled edges, this siding offers a timeless and elegant appearance while providing superior resistance to weather elements and requiring minimal upkeep, making it a durable and visually appealing choice for enhancing the exterior of any home.
In channel siding the profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement. This product is referred to as channel rustic siding and lap siding and it comes in different patterns, paneling patterns, and boards for board-on-board siding, trim, and fascia. It can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
Western red cedar board and batt siding is a siding and paneling style that uses narrow strips of wood placed over the joints of wide boards for a geometric look. It combines the rustic charm of board siding with the textured accents of battens, creating a unique and eye-catching exterior for homes. This siding option showcases the natural beauty of red cedar while offering excellent weather resistance, durability, and a versatile design that complements various architectural styles, making it a perfect choice for homeowners seeking a blend of aesthetics and functionality.It delivers a stunning design with its layered effect.
Western red cedar shake and shingle siding is a premier choice for homeowners looking to create a distinct and timeless look for their homes. The natural beauty and texture of cedar shakes and shingles add depth and character to the exterior, while providing superior protection against the elements. With its durability, insulation properties, and ability to age gracefully, Western red cedar shake and shingle siding offers a classic and long-lasting solution that enhances the overall aesthetics and value of any home. Shakes and Shingles can be used for either siding or sidewall applications along with roofing.
Other Softwood Lumber Siding Product Options
Builders and homeowners love Yellow Cedar siding. This special lumber comes from the Pacific coast and is found from Alaska to Oregon. It is well known as the hardest cedar in the world and is prized for it's structural strength and beautiful color. This wood excels as siding given its rot resistance and insect repellent characteristics and it will last a really long time.
Redwood siding is a gorgeous option that many people love. The warmth and rich luxury of genuine redwood adds great value to your project.This rare wood produces an incredible result, and is easy to work with. It also takes paint and stain easily.
Port orford cedar tongue and groove siding is an excellent choice for any project. The most popular option is to apply a penetrating clear or semi-transparent stain which contains ultra violet blockers provides the greatest level of protection from the elements on this wood. Paints and solid stains are not recommended. Light colors are recommended over dark shades because they do not absorb heat as readily.
Rough Cut is a relatively inexpensive siding compared to other wood siding products and is often used for barns, outbuildings and other projects that are more rustic in use. This siding option shown is available in 1x12 #2 and Better.
Pine / Spruce Ship Lap and T&G is a rustic and impressive siding. It also is one of the least expensive natural wood sidings available. The most popular options for this type of exterior lumber are; Hewn plank, Log cabin style, T&G, Shiplap and custom runs.
How To Choose The Best Siding Option
Choosing the best siding option for your home, office, or rental property can be a big decision, as the siding you choose will impact the look, durability, and energy efficiency of your home for many years to come. Here are some steps you can take to choose the best siding option for your home:
Consider your budget: Different types of siding have varying costs, so it’s important to consider your budget when choosing a siding option. Consider the upfront cost of the siding, as well as the cost of installation and maintenance over time.
Evaluate your climate: Different types of siding perform better in certain climates. For example, if you live in a humid climate, you may want to choose a type of siding that is resistant to rot and decay. If you live in a region with extreme temperatures, you may want to choose a type of siding that is energy-efficient and provides good insulation.
Consider the style of your home: Different types of siding can complement different styles of homes. For example, lap siding provides a clean, smooth appearance that works well with contemporary homes, while channel rustic siding provides a textured, natural look that works well with traditional homes.
Look for low-maintenance options: Choose a type of siding that requires low maintenance and is easy to clean. This will save you time and money over the years, as you won’t have to worry about constantly repainting or sanding the siding to keep it looking its best.
Research the manufacturer and warranty: Choose a siding option from a reputable manufacturer that offers a strong warranty. This will ensure that you have the support you need if anything goes wrong with the siding over time.
In conclusion, choosing the best siding option for your home involves considering your budget, evaluating your climate, considering the style of your home, looking for low-maintenance options, and researching the manufacturer and warranty. By taking these steps, you can choose the best siding option for your home and enjoy a beautiful and long-lasting exterior for many years to come.
Natural Wood Siding Tips, Tricks and Information
Though tongue and groove is our most common pattern, we also can provide bevels, lap sidings (channel, shiplap) board and batten or any specialty pattern you require. We have a reasonably large stock of sidings at our facility and can special mill items that we do not have on hand.
One handy aspect of working with Bear Creek Lumber is that if you do not have room at your job site we can arrange to have your material pre-primed, painted or stained prior to shipping out. This process does require additional lead time, so it is best to order your materials with plenty of advanced lead time so that the construction crew is not held up waiting on materials.
If you plan on staining or painting your products on the job site it is important to know if the products you are receiving are going to arrive to your jobsite are unseasoned/green or seasoned/dry. Many of the siding products we sell are going to be kiln dried during the manufacturing process, but some of them are not. If you purchase a green product and plan to stain on the job site, you will want to get the material to your site early enough to sticker and dry the material before applying any stains or paints to the siding.
Please be aware that our wood siding products are generally sold on a random length basis. Bevels and tongue and groove patterns can often come in 3′-16′ length tallies, while lap sidings and board and batten are likely to come in 6′-16′ lengths. Specified lengths can be provided in some instances, but it may create a premium pricing structure if the lengths you need are 12′ or longer.