05:59AM | 04/22/07
Member Since: 04/20/07
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Our home had vinyl siding which we hated. We tore this siding off. Under it we have the old tongue and groove type siding which is not rotten, but we don't want to restore.

The second layer is the raked cedar siding(a double course with non raked underneath raked). This siding is in decent shape except the south side wich we had to remove.

Here is the problem. Our windows sit out a bit (they are newer ones than the house). So when you put a new molding around the window the siding has too much of a gap (the siding sits back too far).

We were wondering if we can go over this raked siding and just add another layer of it on top? This way we'd have new siding without all the removal costs and our windows would sit the way they should. It is a perfect fit witht he moldings this way.

If this can be done can you follow the same lines of the old shakes and fill the hollow with strips so they have support? you need to drop down a half inch for the drip line? We live in OR so we have lots of rain.

Thank you for any advise you can offer. By the way the shakes have the maximum 14 inch drop on an 18 inch shake.


08:41AM | 04/22/07
Member Since: 04/20/07
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The siding is raked shingles.


05:31PM | 06/09/17
I would not add a layer of siding on top of the existing one. It would be far cheaper to have window molding cut to fit. Any body with a little skill on a table saw could do the job. And if you cut plain stock and can use a router or shaper make it any design you want.
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