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Old 03-04-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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i am applying new sideing over existing sideing, the existing sideing is a cedar with with a 3 inch reveal, the windows are wrapped cabin style with typical white wood. I was going to go with a thin sheet of plywood over the existing sideing but alot of the boards are bowed and sticking out ruinning my chances for a level surface. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know

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Why not remove the existing siding?

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As suggested. The best option to consider when re-siding, is to take all the old siding off.

This accomplishes several benefits.
1.) You are able to get below the surace of the older material, and inspect the condition of thte home's surface.
2.) You can install new house wrap and water and ice materials, where needed.
3.) This also allows you an easier opportunity to change windows that require new frames, if the older frames are damaged or rotted.
4.) You are able to install the new siding material at the correct depth on the exterior, to allow for proper drainage of all areas. (When you install an additional layer of materials onto the side of a home, you are building out the side's depths, and this may not coinside properly with the upper roof lines, and other trim that are supposed to overhang the siding material and keep water out).
5.) By taking all older siding material off, you may also havethe option, of adding a layer of rigid foam board and raise the insulation factor in your home's walls.
6.) You will also be able to install the new trim-work plumb and level, with more ease, rather than relying on the way the old siding carries the new materials.
Lastly, no. 6 also touches on the dilemna that you have, which hulkoff mentioned, the older material can be warped, or miss-aligned...this makes it hard to install the new material over it, in an even-plane, or straight method...

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Takeing the sideing off of the house is not an option, the owner is set on keeping the older sideing for insulation. i have tried to explain to him that it would be smarter to take the sideing off but he doesnt want that
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Takeing the sideing off of the house is not an option, the owner is set on keeping the older sideing for insulation. i have tried to explain to him that it would be smarter to take the sideing off but he doesnt want that
In that case, you are going to have to try and re-nail the board as best you can, and try and pull them back into the house.
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I appreciate the suggestions a lot. Now since these messed up boards are kinda old, would it be a major problem to remove them, instead of comprimiseing the boards integrity by putting face nails in it? And should i use 1/4 inch ply wood? and would i apply the new facia board over the old?

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