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Audel Complete Building Construction

Audel Complete Building Construction

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OneofthematerialsmostcharacteristicoftheexteriorsofAmerican
houses is wood siding. The essential properties required for wood
siding are good painting characteristics, easy working qualities, and
freedom from warp. These properties are present to a high degree
in the cedars, Eastern white pine, sugar pine, Western white pine,
cypress, and redwood.
Material used for exterior siding should preferably be of a select
grade,andshouldbefreefromknots,pitchpockets,andwavyedges.
Themoisturecontentatthetimeofapplicationshouldbethatwhich
it would attain in service. This would be approximately 12 percent,

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except in the dry Southwestern states, where the moisture content
should average about 9 percent.

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