James Hardie Siding Installation Best Practices

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CCB Continuing Education Training
James Hardie Siding Installation Best Practices

Come in for breaksfast and learn.
Earn 2 Oregon CCB credit hours!

This class reviews best practices for siding installers to improve installation methods pertaining to safety, handling, fastening, and general installation requirements for exterior products. Installers, builders, general contractors, and anyone interested in learning more about these topics are welcome!


Luke Morley (Lakeside Lumber)
(503) 635-3693
[email protected]
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Jason Unterbrunner (Hardie Rep)
(503) 720-9658
[email protected]


Tuesday, November 21st

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m

Lakeside Lumber
10600 SW Tualatin- Sherwood Rd,

*coffee and doughnuts will be provided

Boral New Products Education Day – Versetta Stone and TruExterior

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Two New Exterior Options.
No New Subs.

  • Join us for an Education Day with interactive product presentations featuring two new innovative products from Boral®, and earn manufacturer credits for CCB.

    RSVP with Luke Morley
    email: [email protected]
    phone: 503-635-3693
  • Interactive Product Presentations
    Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
    Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
    Place: Lakeside Lumber
    10600 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd
    Tualatin, OR 97062
    Note: Breakfast will be provided

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The Principles of Weather Barriers and Window Flashing

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Learn the form and function of weather barriers while getting expert advice and tips from a professional

2 Core Continuing Education Credits Available

  • Scott Shirley is a Certified Residential Tyvek® Specialist with OrePac Building Products. After his tenure in the US Navy, Scott began his career in the construction and building materials industry.

    For 21 years, Scott has been actively involved in various facets of the industry. In 1996, Scott started his career as a carpenter at Sideco Building Products, a siding installation and building products dealer. Five years into his 13 years at Sideco, Scott was promoted to Chief Operation Officer. Following his time at Sideco, Scott joined MDR Construction as Project Manager overseeing the window and siding installation firm. During his time in these roles, Scott had the opportunity to specialize in home and business in quality assurance through his five-years of on-the-job training.

    In 2014, he came to his current role at OrePac Building Products. After a fully diverse career of hard work and diligence, Scott has valuable hands-on experience in framing, door installation, window installation (for both remodel and new construction), carpentry, construction management, contract negotiation, and on-site training. Scott’s many years of field experience, Spanish-speaking skills, and his easy demeanor ensures a valuable and enjoyable learning opportunity.

  • Builder / Installer Training Session
    Date: April 26th, 2017
    Time: 7:00 am
    Place: Lakeside Lumber
    10600 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd
    Tualatin, OR 97062
    Note: Breakfast will be provided

    RSVP with Bruce Rott

    email: [email protected]
    phone: 503-635-3693

    Training Objectives with Scott Shirley:
    Explore the underlying principles behind weather barriers and window flashing applications. We’ll discuss form and function of products and why it matters. We’ll also cover how the weather barrier impacts home performance and how it relates to current code compliance.

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Decking options abound, but which one is right for you?

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Today’s home improvement consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to building the deck of their dreams.

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar is the traditional favorite of many home owners in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to its beautiful reddish-brown hues, Western Red Cedar is extremely user friendly. It is lightweight, easy to cut, resists splitting when nailed, has uncommon dimensional stability, accepts stain better than any other softwood and it is virtually free of pitch and tar, which can cause unsightly stains.

More homeowners are opting for hardwood decks, such as Ipe, Red or Yellow Balau and Dark Red Meranti. Hardwoods are darker in color, typically heavier, and stronger than cedar. They also have the highest resistance to decay of any wood deck product. Consequently, as compared to cedar, 5/4” and in some cases 1” nominal boards are typically used in constructing a hardwood deck. However, the inherent strength of hardwoods causes some special considerations in their application process. It is recommended that each board be predrilled, screwed and glued to the deck joists. Furthermore, both ends of each hardwood deck boards should be waxed. It is also extremely important for your hardwood deck to be constructed with adequate air ventilation. As a result, it is recommended that a hardwood deck have at least 12” clearance from the ground. Because of these considerations, make sure that your decking contractor is familiar with the differences between hardwood and traditional softwood decks.

It is advisable to have any wood deck prestained before application. In the event any mud or dirt gets on the surface of a raw wood deck, it may have to be sanded to remove the resulting stain. Prestaining your deck prior to application avoids this unfortunate situation. All four sides of each board should be coated with a high quality oil based stain. Darker stains will typically last longer than lighter stains. A clear coat may have to be restained as frequently as once a year to prevent the natural “graying effect” of wood. Hardwood decks are denser than cedar and will require special stains with greater penetration properties. Painting your deck with a solid paint is not recommended.

Recent advancements in the production of composite and poly vinyl chloride (aka “PVC”) decks have made them durable and reliable alternatives to traditional wood decks. The primary advantage of composite and PVC decks is that they require minimal maintenance. However, it is still recommended that they be cleaned periodically with a quality deck wash. Composite and PVC decks are much less likely to rot, warp or splinter than wood decks and most come with 20 year warranties. The latest generation of composite decks feature “capped stock” technology, in which the composite core is encapsulated in a tough PVC shell.

Some products are capped on three sides, while others are capped on all four sides.

It is important to remember that composite and PVC are not “bullet proof” and may still be damaged by dragging heavy furniture, scratches by pets and the occasional errant charcoal briquette. Lastly, in the event a deck manufacturer stops producing a specific color you may have difficulty finding an exact match if a board needs to be replaced. Consequently, storing away a few extra boards upon completion of your deck project “just in case” is probably not a bad idea.

For more information, you can call Lakeside Lumber at (877) 877- 8319. Lakeside’s website has a thorough explanation of its prestaining process (under “Services) and a detailed discussion concerning the proper maintenance of your deck (under “Resources.) www.lakesidelumber.com