Cedar siding
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Cedar siding (by BGP [PA]) Jan 14, 2021 6:23 PM
       Cedar siding (by Richard [MI]) Jan 14, 2021 6:43 PM
       Cedar siding (by Steve [MA]) Jan 15, 2021 5:44 AM
       Cedar siding (by BGP [PA]) Jan 15, 2021 9:16 AM
       Cedar siding (by myob [GA]) Jan 15, 2021 9:58 AM

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Cedar siding (by BGP [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 6:23 PM

Looking at a cabin that has cedar siding. What is there to know? Good bad ugly please.


Cedar siding (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 6:43 PM

Good: Cedar is more resistant to bugs. Can last a long time.If you're changing it, use special nails, not standard ones that might rust and leave streaks.

Bad: A bit expensive to buy. Also, some people are allergic to the splinters, so if you're changing it be careful and wear gloves if you might be allergic.

Neutral: Will need cleaning and refreshing/sealing periodically if you do not want them to wear out early.

If the existing ones are old, have them evaluated to see if they need a clean/restain/sealing. Depending on the size of the place that could cost a bit. --75.7.xx.xx

Cedar siding (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 5:44 AM

I presume that since this is on a cabin that it's most likely horizontal siding like clapboards of some kind of slab with a stain type of finish. A good cleaning an an occasional coat of finish will go a long way to extending it's life. If you use a pressure washer for cleaning be real carful not to damage the surfaces. In my area there are buildings that have cedar or pine clapboards well over 100 years old. It's easy to work with using ordinary tools. Due to the low quality of nails & fasteners in general, we only use SS fasteners when installing cedar siding. As Richard said cedar siding can last a long time & remain looking good with minimal upkeep. --71.174.xxx.xx

Cedar siding (by BGP [PA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 9:16 AM

Thank you @RIchard[MI] and @Steve[MA]. This place was built 1983 and the cedar is horizontal and is treated (not sure when last done). What worried me was that the last property I bought had a latex sealed cedar deck that was rotted out , which I replaced with Trex. In general I try to go low to no maintenance on the exterior. A deck is one thing, but the whole place (quite large cabin) gives me pause.

Open to any further input/experience others might have. --161.69.xxx.xx

Cedar siding (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 9:58 AM

My best rental (on lake) is Cedar. Yes to it's a lot to maintain. Once the cedar is painted over-- you won't be going back to any type stain. Stain of course looks the best.


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