Cape Cod Siding
Wood siding engineered by nature.
Enjoy the traditional esthetics of real wood siding combined with durability and strength. Nothing influences the impression your home makes more than its exterior finish and natural wood siding is the preferred choice.
Now you can enjoy the warmth and character of Western Canadian Lodgepole Pine with factory applied, low maintenance finish. We carefully kiln dry the wood, then apply a uniform 100% acrylic coating that offers maximum protection and adhesion not attainable with field applied paint. Our factory applied two-coat process is backed by a 15 year limited warranty against peeling, chalking and blistering and is available in the colour of your choice.
For your new home or renovation project choose Cape Code Finished Wood Siding.
Let our colours inspire you.
From traditional favourites that stand the test of time, to today’s current trends, our colour experts will be the hard work for you. All you need to do is choose.
Let your imagination go wild.
Our designers have selected a wide range of standard colours based on current trends and traditional favourites. If you have something specific in mind, our colour laboratory is fitted with the best technology for capturing your inspiration and ensuring it can be reproduced correctly, every time. Bring us the colour that will bring your home to life. You will receive a colour sample so you can see exactly how your siding colour choice will look on your home.
Your home is your canvas.
An important artistic medium for centuries, wood is beautiful and versatile. Cape Code offers a wide range of siding options to complement your home’s design, reflecting your lifestyle and taste. From traditional horizontal rabetted bevel, to vertical board and batten or sleek contemporary channel, Cape Code gives you artistic rein with siding and trim profiles that will add distinctive architectural detail to your home.
Traditional Rabetted Bevel
Traditional V Joint
Species Western Lodgepole Pine
Drying Kiln dried to 12-15% moisture content
Coating Two coat 100% acrylic system on five sides, including one coat on the back.
Warranty 15 year limited coating warranty. See Cape Cod Product Protection Plan for details.
Lengths Random odd and even 3-16 feet, heavy to 12-14-16 feet.
Nails Stainless steel siding nails 2 1/2″ (5 lb box) – sufficient for 900 lineal ft. of siding (single nailed) – sufficient for 450 lineal ft. of siding (double nailed)
Stainless steel trim nails 3 1/4″ (5 lb box)- sufficient for 225 lineal ft. of trim (double nailed required)
All nails colour matched. Two protective hammer caps with each 5 lb box.
Touch-Up Paint 1 litre can (Do no freeze)
Caulking Available in standard colours
Estimating See order information form.
Installation Refer to the installation instructions available online or from your dealer. Laminated copies are shipped with your siding order.
|2 x 4||1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″|
|2 x 5||1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″|
|2 x 6||1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″|
|2 x 8||1 1/4″ x 7″|
|2 x 10||1 1/4″ x 9″|
|1 x 2||11/16″ x 1 5/8″|
|1 x 3||11/16″ x 2 1/2″|
|1 x 4||11/16″ x 3 1/2″|
|1 x 5||11/16″ x 4 3/4″|
|1 x 6||11/16″ x 5 1/2″|
|1 x 8||11/16″ x 7″|
|1 x 10||11/16″ x 9″|
1 Piece Corner
Colours in the digital version do not match exactly and a sample should be ordered to verify your colour choice.
Installation, Storage and Wall Construction Details
Important – Read the following instructions carefully before installing your wood siding. Failure to strictly follow these installation, storage and wall construction instructions will void all warranties.
The following installation instructions are created in accordance with the national building code of Canada. Please check with local authorities for applicable building codes in your area. If the national or local building code requirements exceed these instructions, then that code will apply.
If the type of construction used does not permit nail penetration through the siding and into 1-1/4 inches of solid wood behind the siding, stop and call 1-800-565-7577.
It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure that the siding is correctly installed. Failure to strictly adhere to these instructions and all applicable building codes will void the warranty and affect the product performance and appearance.
Before You Start
Double check that the siding colour and profile are correct. Should you find any product to be unsatisfactory DO NOT INSTALL IT. Contact a Cape Cod Siding Representative immediately at 1-800-565-7577. INSTALLATION OF EACH PIECE OF CAPE COD WOOD SIDING, CONSTITUTES AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE CONDITION OF THE SIDING PRODUCT PRIOR TO INSTALLATION.
Store all sitting on a flat, level surface, off the ground.
Protect all siding and trim boards from the elements by storing them under a roof or a waterproof covering.
All siding and trim boards MUST be dry prior to installation.
When opening the bundles of siding, cut the lumber wrap along the dotted line at the bottom of the bundle. Save the plastic wrap that is under the lumber wrap to help cover the siding.
Prior to Installation
Install an approved house wrap in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, if required by Code.
Properly seal and flash all openings, including windows and doors, to prevent moisture intrusion or water build up.
Ensure all wall cavities are dry prior to siding installation.
Ensure strapping is installed on 12 or 16 inch centers (refer to sections 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9).
Important Installer Responsibilities
Paint/seal all field cuts with Cape Cod Siding colour matched touch-up paint.
Use the plastic hammer caps provided with the Cape Cod Siding nails to protect the paint on the nail heads.
Cape Cod Siding and trims MUST be installed on strapping to create an airspace (see sections 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9).
Butt joints MUST be tight and made over solid wood strapping. For best results we recommend mitering at 22º or 45º.
DO NOT lift siding boards to re-align. Boards may unlock if lifted. If required, adjustment or re-alignment can be achieved by cutting along the top of the siding and painting the field cut with Cape Cod touch-up paint.
Use a jig block to obtain a 1/16 inch clearance between rabetted/shiplap joints.
To provide a proper nailing base at corners and openings, install additional framing lumber with the wide surface against the sheathing on the inside of the wall cavities. (see section 14).
Always install Cape Cod Siding on kiln dried or thoroughly air dried lumber or plywood strapping. If the strapping is not dry it will shrink and its holding ability will be compromised, resulting in unwanted movement of the siding/trim boards.
Use Cape Cod colour matched nails. DO NOT use power nailers. USE OF POWER NAILERS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
Always flash over the top of all wall openings such as window and door trims. Allow a 3/8 inch gap (capillary break) between the flashing and the siding.
Wood siding MUST be installed into a 1-1/4 inch solid wood nailing base.
Always install strapping on maximum spacing of 16 inch centres and have a screened open bottom and blocking at the top to create a rain screen. Always install the strapping on the house wrap.
Use 10mm (3/8 inch) thick strapping when the strapping is installed directly over sheathing and studs.
Use 32 mm (full 1-1/4 inch) thick strapping when the strapping is NOT installed directly over studs.
Horizontal strapping requires ½ inch drainage slots every 48 inches.
For VERTICAL SIDING (8 inches and wider), the strapping MUST be installed on 12 inch centres.
Use strapping to fur out windows. The window strapping should be the same thickness as the strapping used to install the siding.
Full 1-1/4 inch pressure treated strapping is available from Cape Cod Siding through your local building supply dealer.
Installing Horizontal Siding
If HORIZONTAL SIDING is installed over solid sheathing (plywood, OSB) and applied directly over studs, then a minimum strapping thickness of 10mm (3/8 inch) is permissible.
If the strapping is NOT applied directly over studs, then 32mm (full 1-1/4 inch thick) strapping MUST be used.
In order to provide a proper nailing base at the ends of the siding around windows, doors and corners, it may be necessary to install additional framing lumber on the face, on the inside of the wall cavities against the sheathing.
Siding MUST be installed into a 1-1/4 inch solid wood nailing base.
Full 1-1/4 inch pressure treated strapping is available from Cape Cod Siding through your local building supply dealer.
Installing Vertical Siding
If VERTICAL SIDING is installed over solid sheathing (plywood, OSB) use full 1-1/4 inch thick kiln dried or thoroughly air dried horizontal strapping. The use of 1 x 3 material is NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR VERTICAL SIDING AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
Use double strapping to achieve a rain screen.
To install double strapping, first install 10 mm (3/8 inch) vertical strapping over the studs and then install full 1-1/4 inch horizontal strapping on 16 inch centres.
If double strapping is not used, install full 1-1/4 inch kiln dried or thoroughly air dried horizontal strapping with ½ inch drainage slots every 48 inches (between the studs) to allow for a drainage plane and to achieve a rain screen. For VERTICAL SIDING (8 inches and wider), the strapping MUST be installed on 12 inch centres.
For VERTICAL SIDING (6 inches wide or less), apply strapping on 16 inch centres, with a ½ inch drainage slot every 48 inches.
When installing VERTICAL SIDING on a diagonal, the strapping MUST be 12 inches on center and be a full 1-1/4 inches thick.
Full 1-1/4 inch pressure treated strapping is available from Cape Cod Siding through your local building supply dealer.
Installing Cape Cod Siding Over Rigid Insulation
Where rigid insulation is used as a sheathing or installed over plywood or OSB sheathing:
A full 1-1/4 inch kiln dried or thoroughly air dried strapping MUST be used.Nail or screw the strapping through the insulating sheathing into the studs.
Ensure that the fasteners are adequate in length to fully secure the strapping, as fasteners will be holding the entire weight of the siding and trims.
For HORIZONTAL SIDING installation: 1-1/4 inch strapping must be installed on 16” centers over the studs.
For VERTICAL SIDING installation: it is recommended that the 1-1/4 inch strapping be installed with 1/2 inch drainage slots every 48 inches to allow for drainage and to achieve a rain screen.
For VERTICAL SIDING installation (8 inches and wider): 1-1/4 inch strapping MUST be installed on 12 inch centres.
For VERTICAL SIDING installation (6 inches wide or less): 1-1/4 inch strapping MUST be installed on 16 inch centres.
Full 1-1/4 inch pressure treated strapping is available from Cape Cod Siding through your building supply dealer.
Installing Cape Cod Siding Over Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Walls
For HORIZONTAL SIDING:
Install full 1-1/4 inch kiln dried or thoroughly air dried strapping over the plastic or metal strips every 12 or 16 inches.
Use screws (not nails) spaced no more than 12 inches vertically to install the strapping
Where the plastic or metal strips are not available (example: around bay windows) install a double layer of 5/8 inch pressure treated plywood from the edge of the window to the first and second plastic or metal strips nearest the window. Screw the plywood to both the first and second strips.
For VERTICAL SIDING (8 inches and wider):
Install full 1-1/4 inch kiln dried or thoroughly air dried strapping on 12 inch centres with a drainage slot every 48 inches.
For VERTICAL SIDING (6 inches wide or less):
Install full 1-1/4 inch kiln dried or thoroughly air dried strapping on 16 inch centres with a drainage slot every 48 inches.
Cape Cod Siding supplies stainless steel ring shank nails specifically designed for the application of Cape Cod Finished Wood Sidings and Trim boards. Failure to use Cape Cod Siding nails voids the warranty.
Ensure the nail used is the correct length to enable penetration into a solid wood nailing base of a minimum of 32mm (1-1/4 inches).
Always use the plastic hammer caps supplied by Cape Cod Siding to protect the finish on the nail heads.
USE OF POWER NAILERS WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
Cape Cod supplies both 304 and 316 stainless steel nails. Use 316 stainless steel nails for all installations near the seacoast.
Pre-drill nail holes near the ends of the siding boards to prevent splitting.
Siding MUST be nailed at 1 inch from each end and at intervals no longer than 16 inches for horizontal or vertical spacing. (See sections 5 to 9)
Use Cape Cod Finished Wood Siding Nails
NAIL AT 12 OR 16 INCH CENTERS. (See sections 5 to 9)
Drive nails so the head is just in contact with the siding surface.
IF NAILS ARE DRIVEN BELOW THE SURFACE, THEY MUST BE SEALED. FAILURE TO DO SO VOIDS THE WARRANTY.
USE OF POWER NAILERS VOIDS THE WARRANTY.
NAILS MUST PENETRATE INTO 1-1/4 inches OF SOLID WOOD.
Siding and trim MUST be nailed within 1 inch of the end of the siding/trim boards.
Nailing Horizontal Siding – Side View
Nailing Vertical Siding – Top View
The installer MUST use a minimum thickness of 1-1/4 inch kiln dried or thoroughly air dried strapping (see sections 5, 7, 8 & 9).
Typical Corner And Trim Detail
Typical Dormer Detail
The siding and trim boards MUST:
Allow a minimum of 6” above the grade.
Allow a minimum of 2” above the roof.
Allow 1” above decks and thresholds.
Allow a 3/8 inch space between the top of the flashing and siding.
Cape Cod Siding recommends the use of exterior grade, high-performance acrylic or urethane caulks and sealants to seal gaps around windows, doors, corners, and other exterior joints that are exposed to potential water intrusion.
Caulking is not a permanent solution and will require regular maintenance. If not regularly inspected and maintained, caulking may fail and trap water, creating severe moisture problems.
DO NOT CAULK AREAS THAT WILL PREVENT MOISTURE FROM ESCAPING THE WALL CAVITY (e.g., under windows and around flashing). Avoid three-sided adhesion. The caulk should only adhere to the two surfaces that create the opening in the surface plane, not to any rigid substrate behind.
For gaps wider than ¼ inch, insert a backer rod into gaps where caulk seals are to be made, and then caulk over.
Always follow the caulking manufacturer’s recommendations.
Paint All Field CutsCape Cod Siding is a finished product that requires care in handling and installation.
Ensure the touch-up paint does not freeze, if it does, DO NOT use it.
Mix the touch-up paint thoroughly before applying.
Ensure the touch-up paint matches the siding colour exactly by applying some paint to a test area and allowing it to dry before proceeding.
Seal all field cuts with touch-up paint.
Scratches and other damage to the siding caused by the installation MUST be repaired by the installer with touch-up paint. The application of the touch-up paint should be done with care.
DO NOT touch-up nail heads or minor imperfections by applying the touch-up paint to the siding face. This may cause the touched-up areas to appear shinier than the siding. To correct this variance, an entire board or wall section should be painted to ensure colour consistency.
If nail heads require touch-up; apply paint to the nails heads only. Avoid painting the surrounding siding.
Do not apply touch up paint to the face of the siding if the temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius.
Horizontal installation only for Rabetted Bevel, Clapboard and Cove siding.
Vertical installation only for Board & Batten, Box Channel and V-Joint siding.
Cape Cod Siding periodically updates and revises product information. To verify that this version is current, call Cape Cod Siding at 1-800-565-7577.
Throughout its lifecycle, Cape Cod Finished Wood Siding can exhibit a variety of natural characteristics inherent to solid wood. Such characteristics are to be expected and may vary depending on the specific environment of each siding installation. Minor coating imperfections, as a result of these natural wood characteristics, are not covered by the Cape Cod Warranty. It is therefore important to inspect your Cape Cod Finished Wood Siding, on a regular basis, and to follow the maintenance recommendations below to ensure compliance with the Cape Cod Wood Siding Warranty.
Washing: Airborne mold spores and dirt will settle on siding and trims forming visible spots on the surface of the coating. Mold must be removed from the siding as it will affect coating performance and will VOID THE WARRANTY if left unattended. Normal dirt accumulations will not affect the performance of the siding; however, you may opt to wash the siding for esthetic reasons. When choosing to wash the siding, we recommend Olympic® House Wash, following all of the instructions on the product label. Pressure washers MUST NOT be used to clean Cape Cod Siding, as they may damage the coating.
Exposure of Bare Wood: Although the Cape Cod factory finish is very durable, it is possible that neglect, abuse, misuse or other factors can cause a chip, dent or scratch in the paint coating exposing bare wood. Exposed bare wood provides an avenue for moisture to enter into the siding and can result in a coating failure. Exposed wood MUST be covered with touch-up paint. Touch-up paint is included with every siding purchase*. Or, such paint can be re-ordered from a local Cape Cod dealer. Care must be taken when applying touch up paint to the siding surface. The touched up areas may appear shinier and look different so to correct this variance, the entire board or wall section may have to be coated to ensure colour consistency.
Fading: Cape Cod uses the highest quality most fade resistant 100% acrylic paint available. The colours are ground in at the paint manufacturing plant. No tints are used by Cape Cod. However some fading will occur over time especially on the south side of the house. Colours such as reds and yellows will fade faster than more opaque earth tone colours. Fading is not a warrantable defect. If the siding is losing its pigmentation to the point that the colour is changing, plans should be made to recoat the siding. Touch-up paint can be retained from your original siding purchase*, or re-ordered from Cape Cod Siding by calling 1-800-565-7577.
Extractive Bleeding (Pitch Bleed): Cape Cod Siding attempts in its manufacturing process to “set’ or “crystallize” the pitch (resin) in each board to minimize pitch bleed. However, it is possible that some pitch will bleed to the surface of the siding during the warmer months of the year. The pitch will not harm the coating. You may choose to remove it with a soft bristle brush and warm soapy water, or by using Olympic® House Wash, following all of the instructions on the product label. Pitch bleed is not covered by the Cape Cod Warranty.
Cape Cod Finished Wood Siding – 15-Year Limited Coating Warranty
For Rough Textured Sidings and Trims
(Canada and the United States Only)
Limited Warranty Coverage: Subject to the definitions, terms and conditions set forth below, Cape Cod Wood Sidings (“Cape Cod”) warrants to the original purchaser or the first owner of the structure (“the Covered Person”) that the Cape Cod Factory Finished Wood Siding (“the Siding”), when used for its intended purpose and when properly installed in strict accordance with Cape Cod’s published Installation Instructions and when maintained in strict accordance with the Cape Cod Maintenance Instructions that for a period of 15 years from the date of purchase (the “Warranty Period”), the Cape Cod factory finish (“the Coating”) will:
NOT crack, peel or blister
NOT erode and expose the substrate
NOT chalk so as to discolour surfaces below
NOT yellow with age
This Warranty applies only to the Coating applied to rough textured face siding and trims. It does not cover the substrate of any siding or trim product.
This Warranty extends solely to the Covered Person and is non-transferable.
For Siding and trim installation on structures that are less than ten (10) meters away from an open body of water (“Extreme Exposure Conditions”) the Siding must be pressure treated for the Warranty to be valid.
Prior to installation, all Cape Cod products must be examined. Should a Covered Person find any product unsatisfactory, the product should not be installed. The Covered person must contact Cape Cod immediately at 1-800-565-7577 to obtain replacement product. Installation of an unsatisfactory Cape Cod product constitutes acceptance of the Siding product.
After installation, only those products, validated by a Cape Cod representative to have a Warrantable Defect (“Affected Product”), will be covered by this Warranty. If during the Warranty Period, any Cape Cod product is determined by Cape Cod, in its sole discretion, to be an Affected Product, Cape Cod reserves the right to:
During the First Five (5) Years: from the date of purchase, reimburse the Covered Person for the paint coatings and cost of labour required to repair the Affected Product. Cape Cod shall only be responsible for reimbursing the Covered Person for reasonable labour expenses actually incurred by the Covered Person to repair the Affected Product, to a maximum labour cost of $2.00 per installed square foot.
During the 6th to 15th Year Inclusive: from the date of purchase, at Cape Cod’s option reimburse the Covered Person for the paint coatings required to repair the Affected Product; or, to provide the Covered Person with the paint coatings required to repair the Affected Product. Cape Cod shall have no obligation to reimburse the Covered Person for any labour costs incurred to repair the Affected Product.
Cape Cod’s total obligations under this Warranty shall in no event exceed the original purchase price of the Affected Product.
a) The claimant must provide proof that he or she is a Covered Person.
b) The product must be installed in accordance with Cape Cod’s published Installation, Storage and Wall Construction Details; and, all applicable building codes adopted by the Federal and Provincial and State Governments. Failure to install the product in strict accordance with the Cape Cod Installation, Storage and Wall Construction Details and all applicable building codes, may affect the product performance and will VOID THE WARRANTY.
c) For Extreme Exposure Conditions, where the product is being installed on a structure located less than ten (10) meters away from an open body of water (for example: boat houses), pressure treated Siding MUST be used.
d) The product MUST be inspected and maintained on a regular basis in accordance with Cape Cod’s Maintenance Instructions. Failure to routinely inspect and maintain the product will VOID THE WARRANTY.
e) All jobsite cuts MUST be field coated with Cape Cod touch-up paint, prior to installation
f) Product that is found to be unsatisfactory, prior to application or installation, for any reason, MUST NOT be applied or installed and should be returned to the manufacturer for replacement product. Cape Cod shall have no responsibility under this Warranty if defective or unacceptable product is installed. Cape Cod will not be responsible for work stoppages that may occur while replacement product is produced and shipped. Upon discovery of a possible Warrantable Defect, the Covered Person MUST immediately, and at the Covered Person’s own expense, provide for protection of all product that could be adversely affected, until the defect is remedied.
g) Upon discovery of a possible Warrantable Defect and before beginning any permanent repairs, the Covered Person MUST file a claim within thirty (30) days by contacting Cape Cod. Failure to file a claim within 30 days of discovery of a possible Warrantable Defect will VOID THE WARRANTY. To file a claim, the Covered Person MUST:
i. Contact a Cape Cod representative at 1-800-565-7577;
ii. Provide proof that the claimant is a Covered Person;
iii. Provide a copy of the original purchase invoice for the Siding;
iv. Provide photographs of the area(s) of concern or such other photographs that Cape Cod may reasonably request; and
v. upon the request of Cape Cod, permit access to the structure where the warranted product is installed to allow a Cape Cod representative to inspect, obtain samples, and/or take photographs of the product in question.
i) Materials provided under this Warranty, must be delivered to the point of purchase dealer or, the Cape Cod dealer nearest to the job site. Cape Cod is not responsible for transportation costs from the dealer to the jobsite.
j) As consideration for any remedy provided under section (1), any replacement product provided in response to a Warranty claim shall be warranted only for the balance of the applicable period remaining under this Warranty. As consideration for any remedy provided under section (1), any such remedy shall constitute full settlement and release of any and all claims of the Covered Person hereunder, for damages or other relief , and shall be a complete bar to any subsequent litigation or claim filed.
CAPE COD MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This Warranty is extended solely to the Covered Person and is non-transferable. The Covered Person or his applicator shall not permit their agents, representatives, customers, distributors, or contractors to claim, represent, or imply that this Warranty extends to or is available to anyone other than the Covered Person who purchases the Cape Cod Finished Wood Sidings.
Exclusions: This warranty does not cover damage or defects resulting from, or in any way attributable to:
a) the improper storage, shipping, handling or installation of the Siding (including, but not limited to, failure of the product to be installed in strict accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in Section 2b) of this Warranty) and/or the improper construction/design of the structure for use with the Siding; b) neglect, abuse or misuse of the Cape Cod Siding; c) repair or alteration of the Siding; d) performance of any paints and/or coatings which are not supplied by Cape Cod; e) Settlement or structural movement and or movement of the materials to which the product is attached; f) failure to maintain the product in strict accordance with the Maintenance terms and conditions set forth in Section 2d) of this Warranty; g) acts of God, including but not limited to hurricane, windstorm, tornado, earthquake or hail; h) use of harmful chemicals on the Cape Cod Siding (including cleaning compounds); i) surface deterioration due to air pollution, acid rain, vandalism, mold, mildew accumulation, scratching, wind driven sand, abrading or misuse or abuse of the Siding after installation; j) staining or discolouration caused by corrosion or failure of nails and fasteners; staining or discolouration and discolouration of the caulking or construction sealants; k) any damage as a result of water from a mechanical source, or installation where the Siding is in direct contact with moisture or repeatedly wetted; l) any damage as a result of non-pressure treated product being used in Extreme Exposure Conditions; m) cosmetic damage caused by extractive bleeding (pitch bleed) as set forth in the Cape Cod Maintenance Instructions ; and n) any cause other than manufacturing defects attributable to Cape Cod.
Modification or Discontinuation of Products:
Cape Cod reserves the right to modify or discontinue any of its products without notice, and shall not be liable as a result of such modification or discontinuation.
Cape Cod “Installation and Maintenance Instructions” are included in every package of siding.