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Cedar siding over Stucco


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We have a 1970 stucco house.

We just had all the old windows cut out and replaced.

The windows are flush with the stucco.

We have enough Cedar 1x 10 inch board and 1x 3 inch batten to do the entire house. (board and batten siding)

Can we go over the stucco WITHOUT strapping??(horizontal strips)

We used a framing nailer with a 2" spiral ring nail on a test board and couldn't pull the board off the house without breaking it.

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Can we go over the stucco without strapping.

Don't recommend it unless you plan to run a board-on-batten pattern. If you prefer the more common batten-on-board look you'd better use nailers.

1. Place a layer of felt over the stucco

2. Install horizontal battens on 16-inch centers with the stucco side of the nailers kerfed about every 6 inches so the cavity can drain. Seal the nailers with some Thompsons or paint them.

3. Seal the house side of the cedar siding, and the battens, with Thompson's water seal or some other kind of moisture inhibitor

4. Apply your siding. Use a strip of Cedar Breather along the top and bottom of the walls to keep out insects and allow air to move through the cavity so the wall can dry out and any vapor diffusion from the house can dissipate.

5. Prime and paint the siding and make darned sure to seal the end grain.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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You should have thought about siding replacement before you installed the windows. Now as an afterthought and to sue materials you want to lower the value of your home if not make it unsellable. If you were goung to buy a house that had cedar nailed on top of stucco what would you think? Stucco if installed correctly is a great finish and eeasy to maintain. An d now you want to cover it with a 20 year material? HUH? REpair and pnt your nie stucco house and sell the shingles on ebay!

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Can we go over the stucco without strapping.

Don't recommend it unless you plan to run a board-on-batten pattern. If you prefer the more common batten-on-board look you'd better use nailers.

1. Place a layer of felt over the stucco

2. Install horizontal battens on 16-inch centers with the stucco side of the nailers kerfed about every 6 inches so the cavity can drain. Seal the nailers with some Thompsons or paint them.

3. Seal the house side of the cedar siding, and the battens, with Thompson's water seal or some other kind of moisture inhibitor

4. Apply your siding. Use a strip of Cedar Breather along the top and bottom of the walls to keep out insects and allow air to move through the cavity so the wall can dry out and any vapor diffusion from the house can dissipate.

5. Prime and paint the siding and make darned sure to seal the end grain.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

YES... We are doing a board and batten siding.

What kind of felt would you use?

and whats the advantage of using the felt?

We are going to fasten the siding with a 2inch spiral ring nail in a framing gun.

We did a test board and couldn't pull it off.

Thanks for your advice.

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