My house is 14 years old. I purchased it new and since the second year the cedar that wraps the entire house has been a problem. Constant bleeing through of knots and constant paint flaking/chipping. If you count the original stain, we have stained the exterior 4 times (4 different contractors/processes) in 14 years and right now it looks its worst. We have power washed, scrapped, used Zinzer stain control....and still every couple of years it looks horrible. (We have used Benjamin Moore stain all the time).
Now that it needs something done again, I am considering bricking the whole thing or maybe replacing all the siding....because this painting at over $4K a time is really adding up.
My neighbor replace 3/4 of his siding with brick this summer.....real brick, not veneer. The contractor who did it did not pour foundations, they installed steel L brackets into the existing foundation and rested the brick on top of that. It looks fantastic....but is that a standard method? I have never heard of that? Any problems to worry about?
Any advice to resolve this problem once and for all would be appreciated!
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