We’re doing a complete reburb of our bungalow. In terms of the cladding I’d like impartial advice as could be about to order 60m² of rainscreen Western Red Cedar.
I’m fully aware of all the different grades of Western Red Cedar (and know the price is going up) and the ‘durability’ of it and the treatments which are dependent on the ‘look’ you want…e.g. fully silvered etc.

BUT my main concern is that I live on the South West coast on a hill. So lots of gales and rain. Does the Grade 1 rainscreen cedar, if treated with Sandolin to grey naturally and avoid ‘checking’, if treated/coated every 2-3 years do the job of lasting about 30 years (?)…it’ll be horizontal, not vertical.

Thanks for your perspective on this.



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