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Cedar Siding Repair (by Rangor [TN]) Jul 28, 2021 2:03 PM
       Cedar Siding Repair (by Vee [OH]) Jul 28, 2021 2:26 PM
       Cedar Siding Repair (by Richard [MI]) Jul 28, 2021 3:03 PM
       Cedar Siding Repair (by Busy [WI]) Jul 28, 2021 3:14 PM
       Cedar Siding Repair (by Rosie [VA]) Jul 28, 2021 3:41 PM
       Cedar Siding Repair (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 28, 2021 8:40 PM
       Cedar Siding Repair (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 28, 2021 8:42 PM

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Cedar Siding Repair (by Rangor [TN]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 2:03 PM

We close on a 1991 house on Friday that has a number of bowed and cracked pieces of cedar siding. It looks like it was painted gray (may just be faded or stained for all I know). It currently has a nice rustic feel to It that I would like to retain but people keep telling be that trying to replace the damaged siding will be a losing battle and that I should just put vinyl over it. Anybody tried to do this and succeed? Thanks.


Cedar Siding Repair (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 2:26 PM

I have repaired cedar, mine was 6.5 width. Be careful to nail only into the framing timber with 2 1/2 or 3 finishing nails, I used a tinted sealer before colored primer and then barn paint, vinyl costs less on the long sections but the trim work is tedious - nice thing is the foam underlayment gives a quieting and insulating effect. --76.188.xxx.xxx

Cedar Siding Repair (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 3:03 PM

Likely the gray color is from the sun. After a while the wood will turn this color. You might be able to restore it to cedar color with treatment.

Also, if you are working on it, be careful about getting splinters because some people are "allergic" and have bad reactions (kind of like peanut butter allergies). If you do get splinters, make sure you take them out. --24.180.xx.xx

Cedar Siding Repair (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 3:14 PM

Easy to repair, IMO. Just use a tool for getting the nails out, so the replacement shingles go in place properly. Might have to special order the shingles. You tube is your friend for technical removal and installation advice. --172.56.xx.xx

Cedar Siding Repair (by Rosie [VA]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 3:41 PM

Certainly, this can be repaired/replaced if most of the siding isn't too bad. Sometimes, however, you replace the obvious pieces, then you realize how bad some of the rest looks compared to the new replacement pieces. In addition, cedar siding does require a good bit of maintenance, especially if it hasn't been maintained to date. There will be periodic replacement of deteriorated pieces, staining/painting every few years, etc. How long are you planning to keep this house? Over the very long haul, the investment in vinyl would probably make sense, especially if this is an A or B class property. --108.4.xxx.x

Cedar Siding Repair (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 8:40 PM


We replaced a bunch of cedar siding. Had to order the right size. Not cheap a year ago.

We hit it gently with a power washer to “age” it to match the old siding.

TONS of caulk to close gaps and nail holes, tinted bonding primer, painted Navy Blue. Golden yellow door. Wide white trim. Looks fantastic. The dark blue hides the imperfections and gaps.

Sherwin has a color chart for dark colors that are less affected by the sun.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx

Cedar Siding Repair (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021 8:42 PM


Mine is an older home surrounded by vinyl siding that looks very artificial. Mine has character.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx

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