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Question DetailsAsked on 1/27/2020

Completely removing ceadar shake siding

My father is planning to remove all the wood shingles from all sides of his house to replace it with something else. He wants to know what is underneath before he gets started, what will need to be fixed or removed further besides the shingles to prepare the wall either for wood paneling or stucco. Everything I've googled thus far has only been how to remove or repair individual pieces, or only refers to the roof, not strip a whole house. What are we getting ourselves into and what should we expect with shingles that have been essentially untouched for 40+ years? OR, in the long run, will it be less expensive to hire someone to do it for us?

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Exploration will tell you whats underneath. Backer board. Tar paper, insulation, masonite are typicle. is it rotted is there plywood or cedar planks, tung and groove, ship lap ? taking it down if even in a small area is the way to find out unless you have the original builders specs.


Answered 8 months ago by thenewwindowman

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