Mixture of Siding Material (Vinyl and Wood)
I am working on an old house. It is 2.5 stories with 3 dormers. The dormers are difficult to reach as the roof is steep and short - I am guessing I will need a lift to work on them from the outside. My question is in regards to the siding. Right now the house is sided with cedar lap siding with a 2.5 - 3 inch reveal. Most of the siding is in good shape. The dormers however need some work. Next year I would like to replace the cedar siding on the dormers with vinyl but leave the rest of the house in wood. I don't particularly care for vinyl, but no other material has a reveal this size and I woldn't have to paint that area (except for the window trim which I can do from the inside) which would be a big plus.
Has anyone done anything like this? Part of the house in wood and a non-adjacent area in matched vinyl? Am I out of my mind here? Will this look bad in 5 to 10 years? I am just trying to set myself for less maintenance with the dormers due to their inaccessibility.
The dormers are 2.5 stories up.
That far up no one is going to notice the siding on the dormers -
That far up you don't want to paint -
The siding on the dormers will not match - even close.
Side the dormers with whatever siding you choose -
(Don't want to paint/stain - then: vinyl)
Just find something you like (vinyl).
Yes, we've done the same thing -
cedar siding (deteriorated), with the rest of the house in Cedar, brick,
aluminum, cement board, etc...)
It would have been nice to put up new Cedar; except, for money
So, it was vinyl.
It looks alright.
Also, before you side it (with whatever you're going to side it with - check the "flashing" on the
Thanks for the response - I'll probbaly move in that direction. Might stick with wood for the dormer that faces the road and do a vinyl gingerbread on the other two. or something like that.
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