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Question DetailsAsked on 9/11/2013

replace wood siding on 30 year old home.

30 year old home has wood siding. there is some water damage on the edges of the east side and back that needs to be replaced. cannot afford vinyl or other siding at this time.

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I'm not sure what your question is. Can you please elaborate? Depending on the type/ of wood siding there is likely a close (maybe not perfect) match available that once painted won't be noticeable to most people.

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services


Sounds like you are looking for a contractor - Search the List (in green banner above) for local Siding contractors and check their ratings and reviews, and get bids from three.

By damage, if you are talking siding replacement, I presume you mean rot. If only discoloration or surface mold, that can be cleaned off and sealed in prior to refinishing without replacing the boards.

It sounds like if you cannot afford new other siding, that you are looking for a partial replacement rather than a full residing job, so I would have them look at it and measure, but give you a bid based on square footage to be replaced. Then after you have talked to all three, you can decide how much you want to replace and mark the replacement lines. If they don't want to bid by square footage, then have them look at it and measure entire walls, but not submit a bid yet, then after talking to all three and deciding how much you want to replace, mark it up and measure the square footage (or have them come back out to look), and then have them bid that specific work.

Personally, I like the square footage idea better, because assuming you can be there when they open it up, you can adjust the area to be removed based on what it looks like as boards are remmoved and the extent of waer damage is exposed.

Have the bids include priming (or sealing if natural finish like cedar) as well as removal of damaged boards and any degraded felt or housewrap, placing new house wrap, and board installation and finish coat paint/staining.

I presume you realize, that if you have water damage on some boards (unless due a specific waer drip or whatever), it probably means your entire house should be refinished to prevent more damage.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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