Cedar Shingle siding

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Minister of Fire
Nov 15, 2017
Smithfield, RI
I have a client who has some nasty old shingles that have been painted a few times. I'm trying to convince her to do vinyl siding cedar look alike due to the cost and she wants them painted anyways. I don't know if she'll go for it though. Those of you that have done them. Do you apply home wrap and the cedar breather membrane for water run off? Watched a few you tube videos but most didn't apply the house wrap first. I think I will use 1 1/2 galvanized staples. I'm putting together two quotes for her to decide. She only want to do one side at a time because of the cost. This side is 370sq ft. Two windows and one vent near the top.
I think my approach would be determined by what kind of sheathing was on the house (will it hold a nail if you nail in somewhere between studs or ship lap) , the overhang, and if the area behind the shingle siding is heated.
If you do not know how to do cedar then tell your client the truth and do not quote on it.. If you cannot back up your work with a guarantee then you are not being fair to the home owner.
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