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Wood Siding Problem To the Editor: I enjoyed David Utterback's article "Troubleshooting Wood Siding" (6/93). I recently inspected two cedar-sided homes. One was built in 1980, one in 1987. Each was bevel-sided. In each home, approximately one quarter to one third of the nail heads were countersunk up to 1/8 inch — obviously, not a good situation. Water accumulation in the nail depressions had already caused some rot in the 1980 home. I did not find rot in the 1987 home. I would be interested in hearing Mr. Utterback's comments on this condition. My guess was that the builder had pneumatically nailed the siding with nail gun pressures set a bit too high. Another possibility is that initial nailing was