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Brad Hubbard



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Sidewall Shingles Reply with quote

We are involved in the envelope improvement of a Queen Ann Styled heritage structure. The original shingle siding was cedar. The specified product for replacement is douglas fir.

Has anyone ever used douglas fir shingles on a project? We have done a number of tests and mock-ups using the specified product. The shingles are splitting. There is a bell curve at the base of the wall. Has anyone ever tried to get douglas fir shingle to follow a curve?

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Brad Hubbard



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had hoped to get some feedback on my question about using douglas fir as a sidewall shingle. I have done extensive research and can find no relevant information to support the consultants requirement to use this product. Am I missing something??
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried steam-bending the shingles?
Who is the consultant?
I suggest asking the consultant for an alternate spec on the shingle that can be applied to the curve.

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