Siberian Larch experiences very little moisture movement due to its density, meaning it is very stable and resists movement once installed, making larch cladding an ideal choice for longevity.
Siberian larch can be machined into many stable cladding profiles and is a popular choice when the customer doesn’t want to have to repeatedly treat the timber to prevent moisture movement.
The larch timber also has a consistent colour, which makes for a uniform cladding, when compared with a timber such as Canadian Western Red Cedar which has a large range of colours within one delivery.
Because of its hardness, larch does have a tendency to split when nailed, so it’s highly advisable to pre-drill holes and hold it with the head of a nail or screw. Be sure to use stainless steel fixings. Iron nails will corrode and leave stains down the timber before eventually completely disintegrating.
Siberian Larch cut to feather edge boards for external cladding
See also: Larch for Decking