Should siding be replaced?


Old 04-03-04, 05:48 PM
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Should siding be replaced?


I am trying to figure out if some of the siding on my house needs replacement. Looking for some feedback.

Please bear with me as I try to describe my dilemna.

It is 4'x8' plywood with 1'x8' planks above that. Most of the house looks ok. The part that gets the most sunlight is much more worn then the rest. I am trying to decide if I should just renail, caulk, and paint it, or replace it. Also, the room behind that wall happens to get very warm when compared to the rest of the rooms in the house.

This pertains to the 4'x8's.
Most of the nails are loose, lifted out, a few rotted the holes out and are behind the board. Most boards are warped somewhat (one on the bottom, some near the gapsand lifting of the 2x4's ). Wood seems very brittle, noticeably splitting (hope that is the proper description) in a few places. Wood is no longer smooth, very small splitting with the grain (paint would cover this up easily).

The 1'x8's seem in good shape, just warped.

Let me know what you think.

Should I have a professional come out and evaluate it?

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Old 04-03-04, 06:08 PM
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renail, caulk, and paint it
This would be the most economical method.

room behind that wall happens to get very warm
You might want to evaluate the insulation in the wall.

Hope this helps.
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