Tudor-style a home

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Posted by: from Scarborough
11/27/2013 at 12:26:12 PM

I would like to add Tudor characteristics like vertical and horizontal timbers to the upper part of my house, around windows and under gables. Currently it has stucco applied all over the house using a fan technique which make it rough and uneven.

Since traditionally stucco is applied in the end, what would be the process in my situation if my house already has stucco. Would the stucco have to be scraped off to lay the timbers flat against the original brick?

Picture on the left is an example of Tudor style and on the right is my house.

Thank you!

tudor-style a home
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Date/Time12/2/2013 at 9:33:39 PM

I would avoid installing boarding against the wall of a stucco house for the following reasons:

1. The boards will hold any moisture against the house, slowing down or preventing drying action of the wall.

2. The boards themselves are prone to rot. Especially along the horizontal plane and where horizontals boards meet verticals.

3. The boards need to be mechanically fastened. You would be piecing the wall of the house to attach the boards.

4. The boards require constant maintenance.

Even though Tudor style looks great, I would avoid doing so.

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Date/Time12/3/2013 at 4:57:42 AM

Have you considered painting the timbers in? From the street it would look like a tudor style.

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Pierre in Scarborough
Date/Time12/3/2013 at 8:59:49 AM

Thanks for your reply!

Hasn't the industry made a weather proof material for this yet? We already have wood textured composites/plastic for siding and decks?

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