06:34AM | 08/31/04
Member Since: 08/29/04
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I know that one of the ways to keep the coursed lined up and to speed up installation of cedar shingles used as siding is to use a ledger board. I'm good with the theory.

What I can't figure out is how you attach the ledger board to the course below without punching holes in it. Small nails that let the cedar material 'spring' back? Can anyone explain this seemingly simple process?




09:38PM | 10/30/15
2 ways

Attach a vertical board to either side of the ledger so it goes above the course about 18". Nail or screw at the top. You might need to make a small filler block at the top same thickness as your ledger.


Nail the ledger directly to the shingles but nail at an angle so the nail goes up under the current course. The hole will be directly under the shingle butt. It's hardly noticeable and the hole is pitched up so water won't get in.


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