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Cedar Siding Damage from what???


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Your opinion?

(40 - 50 year old house)

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Carpenter bees and wood peckers were busy elsewhere on this house.

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And of course, deck flashing was kind of forgotten about!

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Don't see too much of this siding around here. Anything else you notice.

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The piece of wood over the windows (spline?) was rotten on several windows. Shouldn't there be metal flashing there as well?

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Looks to me like b&b siding...first thought was T-111.

I think the mystery holes in pic #1 are powder post beetle, whose incubation is from 2-10 yrs. In material that is not kiln dried they often show up. I've been told that if you keep wood dry it needs no finish, but it is often hard to keep the sides of a house dry, and carpenter bees etc will bore into whatever they can find.

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Cedar can last a long long time with a bit of care. There are washes that make it look bright and new again. But maybe it is time for some good old paint.

They will need to repair above those windows, yes with some flashing.

The woodpecker was after something in the deck joist. I wonder if there could be some termies in there? [:)]

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Yeah, I thought the "toast" and "Need new exterior cladding" were going a bit far for the amount of damage versus total amount of siding.

The woodpecker damage is easy. Carpenter bees bore into the wood for their babies. Woodpeckers dig the babies out and eat them.

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Yeah, I thought the "toast" and "Need new exterior cladding" were going a bit far for the amount of damage versus total amount of siding.

The woodpecker damage is easy. Carpenter bees bore into the wood for their babies. Woodpeckers dig the babies out and eat them.

the circle of life... Then you could look at the house as ecco friendly

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