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jkozub

12:58PM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 07/11/03
4 lifetime posts
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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?

As for siding.....is there a synthetic product that looks like rough cedar but will make my headache's go away?

Any advice to resolve this problem once and for all would be appreciated!

theeagle

08:56PM | 02/26/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
there is cedar siding on 2 by 8 plywood sheets. it goes up fast and saves in labor costs.

does the old siding have tar paper/roofing felt behind it or not.or was the shingles a cheap grade with lots of knots. knots are a lower grade, for use as starter shingles only.

the 'L' bracket for brick . as long as it is lag bolted into the foundation/structure and the brick is strapped to the wall with wall straps and it is not too high for the weight load, then is ok.


Johnny on the Spot

08:09PM | 11/21/12
Member Since: 11/21/12
8 lifetime posts
I am a general contractor in Gig Harbor, WA State, Elite Exteriors, Inc. I would like to recommend 2 options you would have. I am an authorized dealer for CHIC Advanced Coating System out of Canada. This is a tried and true (over 25 years now) lifetime coating product. You will lose the stained look of the wood, but your options to maintain that look are just more and more maintenance and money. You could have all the existing stain removed and have a new stain process applied, but there are no guaranteed results or longevity. So you could look for an authorized dealer in your area. Your alternative to CHIC would be another lifetime-type similar coating product. But do your research on the product and on the contractor. It is an absolute MUST that the product is applied strictly according to manufacturer directions. The other option is a fairly new siding product, Everlast Cladding. It is a PVC product with color throughout made in the same profile as HardiPlank siding. It has the most realistic texture in an artificial siding I have ever seen. It lays straight on the wall, comes in single boards, just like real cedar, and has an absolutely gorgeous look. It is installed much the same way as cedar siding, thus problems of water intrusion should be minimal to none. Coordinating trim that never needs painting can be used, or what I do is use cedar that I pre-coat with my CHIC Advanced Coating System product so that it gives a completely maintenance-free exterior with less expense than the coordinating trim. So in my professional opinion, and without seeing or testing your siding, I would not remove the siding.
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