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Old 08-01-03, 06:15 PM
Linda in LO
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My grandmother's home has cedar shake siding (probably 60+years old). It has been maintained perfectly all these years by my late grandfather. Many of the shakes are now splitting. What do we do? Does it all have to be replaced? Is there some product that will lengthen the life of the shakes, perhaps like glue that will keep them in place? Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 08-01-03, 07:04 PM
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One of the best things that can be done is to paint the house with a heavy coat of linseed oil. This should be done every 3 years. Linseed oil keeps the life in the shakes. Now if you do have some broken ones, just replace them. You can buy shakes at most Home Improvement centers. Good Luck
 
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Old 08-01-03, 11:01 PM
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thanks for your help~
 
 

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