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Question DetailsAsked on 10/2/2016

siding question for the experts! best options for material and methods for residing a old home, in the Denver area

We are looking at purchasing a home built in 1880 in Denver, CO. I believe it is original siding to the home, made of wood planks that have been painted. the siding is in very rough shape in some areas, especially where water has run on the house due to a poor gutter system.

We want to use the house for commercial use, 2 stories, 1600sqft with a tower. One contractor recommended just leaving the orginal, putting a wire down over and stucco over it. He said the surface is a little too uneven to put a plank siding on it. He quoted about $40,000 to put the stucco on, $60,000 to remove old and put the new material we really want on there. We really don't want stucco for aesthetic purposes and would prefer a cedar wood or other more appropriate material.

So my question is, what would be the best options in your opinions to keep the look of a 1880 Victorian house. Material options? and stragegy for placing the new material, removing the old, placing over the top of existing?

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