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