Channel siding is called cladding that is suitable for vertical installation. Channel siding has a special drainage profile so that moisture does not penetrate into your back wall. The most popular is the western red cedar channel siding. Western red cedar is durable, lightweight, and has a little movement. That makes red cedar wood suitable for cladding. Siberian Larch and Ayous wood are also among the possibilities. For channel siding, you mount the wall boards vertically, for horizontal siding you use half log profiles. You must install double rafters or make special ventilation battens with notches (in the form of arches) so that air can move from top to bottom behind your cladding.
Gadero has channel siding cladding made of Siberian Larch, Ayous, and Western Red Cedar wood. Red cedar consists of a knot-free luxury variety. This species is also called clear and better. In addition, there is an STK (select tight knotty) rustic quality with knots, this is over 20% cheaper than the low knotty variant.
In addition to red cedar, we have channel siding boards made from Siberian larch wood. Siberian larch wood comes from Russia and has small knots and little movement. It cannot be compared to European larch Douglas fir. European larch Douglas fir has larger knots and much more action. Siberian larch is more yellow in color, European larch Douglas more yellow-rose. That makes European larch Douglas fir suitable for sheds and covers but not for mounting on house fronts.
Channel Siding planks for house facades have been popular for decades, also for fences more and more people are discovering the luxurious look of these vertical rabat profiles. A vertical plank fence makes your garden optically larger and more difficult to climb over. The assembly of channel siding planks is very precise. Read more about mounting wall cladding here.
Would you prefer to install your cladding horizontally instead of vertically? Check out our half log, Swedish Rabat, or triple block profile. Not sure what the difference is between these types of cladding? We explain it all in our blog about the different types of cladding.