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Placing shiplap or tongue and groove OVER existing clapboard

Placing shiplap or tongue and groove OVER existing clapboard


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Old 04-18-22, 06:37 AM
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Placing shiplap or tongue and groove OVER existing clapboard

I've heard from a couple of people that I can just attach vertical siding (tongue and groove or shiplap) over the existing. I can't find any details on doing this. Can someone enlighten me on any drawbacks or tips to doing this?
 
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Old 04-18-22, 09:24 AM
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I for sure would never do that for several reasons.
There would be no way to get it to lay flat.
It would throw off all the window and doors trims, adding a whole lot more work to retrim it.
If this is a really old house I'd add that there may or may not be proper insulation in the walls, and it would be a great time to up date the wiring and add more outlets if the old siding was removed.
 
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