I have a 12-foot diameter turret on my 1894 Queen Anne, sided in a combination of claps, panels, and shingles; I'm writing for advice on replacing the claps.
Claps are restricted to areas between windows and therefore no clap is longer than 4-feet long, which doesn't give me a lot of nailing distance to pursuade the siding into the curves. The former owner resided this area in cedar and those claps have all split at the ends.
Do I need to steam bend cedar or would fiber-cement offer some flexibility. Any thoughts on materials or techniques?
Thanks very much. John - Boston