We will be moving into a story and a half house with siding that is deteriorating after 30+ years. We know the history of this 50 year old house since it is a shared ownership with a family member. The original exterior covering is cedar shingles which were in excellent shape when the siding was installed. The house is not well insulated but has been well-maintained.
Is it possible that the shingles underneath the siding are presentable and could be considered as an option to replacing siding with siding? The shingles were covered to eliminate painting and to follow the crowd. Several neighbors have kept their shingled houses and they look lovely.
That is why it is important to ask an expert. I never would have thought of that.
Myself I would strip off the old siding including all the old shingled shake siding to the original sheeting. I would put a house wrap on the home first. Then I would put on 2 inch foam insulation on the home taping all seams on the foam and Typar house wrap. Then put on the new siding. I did a house like this in Star City and it has keep the heat in ever since. The house was poorly insulated on the inside. He was happy with the outcome.
Thank you. Hope this is helpful.
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