Mildew is a generic term for a variety of parasitic growths that appear as discoloration of a surface and ultimately degrade or destroy the material upon which they grow. The growth of these organisms is supported by moisture, temperature and organic material for food.
A board which contains a combination of flat grain and vertical grain.
A structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters.
  • Plain plywood has no grooves on its exposed face.
  • 4″ OC plywood has grooves 4 inches apart on its exposed face.
  • 8″ OC plywood has grooves 8 inches apart on its exposed face.
Pressure-treated lumber is wood that has been immersed in a liquid preservative and placed in a pressure chamber. The chamber forces the chemical into the wood fibers, making them less likely to deteriorate with outdoor use.
Primed Cedar Bevel

Primed Cedar Bevel

Lakeside siding and trim are available with a specially formulated Miller Paint Co. Lakeside Primer, a premium quality, oil rich, alkyd primer for exterior siding and trim. As a result, Miller Paint Company’s limited lifetime warranty is available when you apply Miller’s Evolution exterior topcoat to Lakeside’s preprimed siding in accordance with Miller Paint’s specific warranty guidelines.

miller_logo01All our Cedar siding and Cedar trim products are pre-primed using our premium flood prime process.

Also known as Polyvinyl chloride: A tough, chemically resistant synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl chloride and used for a wide variety of products including decking and siding trim materials.
Rabbeted Corner

Rabbeted Corner

A process by which a square channel is routed out of the corner of a board to affect a tightly sealed corner with another board.
A building envelope support mechanism designed to limit the amount of water that can come into contact with the wall assembly. It does this by defending the wall assembly against the five forces that drive rain into buildings: kinetic energy, gravity, capillary action, surface tension and pressure gradients.
Lumber that is unprimed, unstained and otherwise untreated.
Red Balau

Red Balau

(Shorea guiso) aka Red selangan, Red selangan batu, Guij, Balau merah, Membatu.
The Balau group of Shorea spp. are found on the Malay Peninsula, Indochina, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Most of the species are reported to be found in the forests of Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula. Dark red in color.
Resawn Cedar Bevel

Resawn Cedar Bevel

A board that is sawed so that is shows saw marks on the side to be exposed.
Ruffer Head Cedar Bevel

Ruffer Head Cedar Bevel

A board that has been planed so that it is grooved lengthwise on the side to be exposed.
A board that has been planed so that it is smooth on one side. The rough side of the S1S board may also be used as the exposed side.
A board that has been planed so that it is smooth on all four sides.
Sustainable Forest Initiative (aka SFI) is an independent, nonprofit organization that is responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forest Initiative program. More than 240 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard across Canada and the United States.
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A term that refers to a type of siding that has been worked or rabbeted on both edges of one piece to provide a close lapped joint by fitting two pieces together.
Skirl

Skirl

A term that refers to an uneven edge to the butt edge of the bevel.
Smooth Face (SF)

Smooth Face Cedar Bevel

A board that has been planed so that it is smooth on the side to be exposed.

The underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.
(Spruce-Pine-Fir) is the name given to a combination of spruces, pines and firs that share similar characteristics typically found throughout the forests of Canada. SPF’s high fiber strength, light weight and easy workability make it an excellent choice for house construction, trusses and home projects. SPF dimension lumber is normally kiln-dried to make it straight and dimensionally stable.
A measure of shingles wherein 100 square feet will be covered at a 5″ exposure and 120 square feet will be covered at 6″ exposure. There are four bundles to a square.
Stained Breckenridge  Plywood

Stained Breckenridge
Plywood

Lakeside Lumber’s ability to stain on site affords you the flexiblity of staining your material with any product you select. Our team of experts are also available for consultation regarding the entire staining process.

Learn more about our staining and priming process.

Messmers U.V. Plus colors on Cedar, Pine & Redwood

Surfactant Bleed

Surfactant Bleed

Surfactants are a detergent-like material contained in all latex paints. Surfactants are normally removed slowly from surfaces coated with latex paints with the washing action of rain. However, under certain environmental conditions (e.g. dew, fog and rain) present during and shortly after paint application, this process can occur rapidly, causing a buildup of light colored crystalline deposits, or soft white, brown or clear spots on the freshly painted surface.
Tannin Stain

Tannin Stain

These reddish brown stains may appear in several forms. “Diffused” discoloration can result from rain or dew penetration through the finish whereas “rundown” discoloration typically results when water collects on an unfinished surface, such as the back of siding or unprimed ends of boards. Water-based finishes can also dissolve extractives and cause discoloration as a result.
Alaskan Yellow Cedar Tight Knot Ultra Deck

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Tight Knot Ultra Deck

Knots are a portion of a branch or limb that has been incorporated into a board. A Tight Knot is a knot so fixed by growth, shape or position that it retains its place in the board.
Tongue and Groove Side View

Tongue and Groove
Side View

A type of siding in which a projecting rib on the edge of one board fits into a groove in the edge of an adjacent board. Tongue and Groove is commonly used for siding and ceilings.
Is a thin layer of impermeable material, typically polyethylene sheeting, included in building construction to retard the migration of water vapor through the assembly of materials in a wall.
Flat vs Vertical Grain

Flat vs Vertical Grain

Lumber that is sawn at approximately right angles to the annual growth rings so that the rings form an angle of 45% or more with the surface of the board.

Vertical Grain Cedar Face View

Vertical Grain Cedar
Face View

Vertical grain boards are more stable, are less likely to warp or shrink and tend to hold paint better than flat grain boards.

The primary function of a WRB is to prevent water from contacting a building’s sheathing and structural components. Keeping wall components, studs and substrates dry is vital to the long term performance and integrity of wall systems.
Weaved Shingle Corners

Weaved Shingle Corners

A labor-intensive installation process in which the applicator “weaves” inside and outside corners by alternating two shingles on one side with two on the other.
Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar

(Thuja plicata) Western Red Cedar is a medium- to large-sized (rarely over 60 meters tall), evergreen, scale-leaved conifer. It is one of the most valuable conifers owing to the unique color, texture, and durability of its wood; it is also the provincial tree of B.C. The soft red-brown timber has a tight, straight grain and few knots. It is valued for its distinct appearance, aroma, and its high natural resistance to decay, being extensively used for outdoor construction in the form of posts, decking, shingles, and siding.
Yellow Balau

Yellow Balau

(Shorea Laevis, Shorea Glauca or Shorea spp.) aka Golden Balau, Bangkirai is a dense exotic hardwood known for its strength and durability. It is found in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Phillipines. It is known for its yellow brown color with a reddish tinge weathering to a deeper shade of a reddish dark brown.