Was this cedar siding done correctly?

Old 10-05-15, 05:40 AM
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Was this cedar siding done correctly?

I noticed that I can see the black (weatherboard?) underneath the shingles in some spots like pictured. Is this ok?
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Old 10-05-15, 05:48 AM
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Nope, I can see what look they where going for, but they exposure lines are way off.
There is no way to fix it, it's a do over.
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It doesn't appear like there is any tar paper under the shingles either
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I read the initial post, but it has been years since I have done any cedar shingles so I waited for a pro to comment. As I remember you get less than half the length of the shingle for exposure and you would only see another shingle through those cracks, never the tar paper or house wrap. And if those are shingles we are seeing they should have been stained (painted) the came as the exposed.

I agree with Joe, a complete re-do by someone who knows how to install cedar.

Note, that gap will open and close with the weather.

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Installer tried to stretch inadequate material. Way too little overlap, as Bud sez. No weather barrier, as Mark noted. What's holding all those exposed cedar shakes from blowing off in a strong wind?

At least the tear-off will go quickly...
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It has been like this for AT LEAST about 4 years (since I've owned the house). Luckily this is for the most part guarded from harsh weather due to the recessed nature of this portion of the house. There are not many parts that look like this and no, there is no tar paper either. There is no tar paper under my lap siding either (should there be)?

- There is tar paper under my shingles though

It standard small 4br2bath house (split level) and this cedar accounts for about 10-15% of the entire siding. Pictured here this almost never sees rain because the roof cover extends about 4 feet out at the doorway. I only noticed this because when closely inspecting some woodpecker damage I noticed when they made it into a crack like this and pecked away a small bit of the black board (nicked the surface then left it alone).

I'm planning on doing all new siding (lap siding is slightly swelling in some portions) and windows within a few years so do you think this can make it till then?

---- Here's another photo (all I have available at the moment). This was taken to show the damage from a woodpecker breaking through some cedar and the black board. (which is currently being fixed)

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Old 10-05-15, 02:56 PM
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The exposure is stretched a little, but the terrible paint job makes it look much worse.

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