Really need siding help 1885 house

bigds01July 23, 2012

So my house is a 1885 Shingle style home in New York. I want to reshingle because the ugly green paint.

I really need help.

I need to figure out what would be the correct siding for a shingle style in the northeast. Is it cedar? pine shakes? Do I leave them natural or can I have them sealed so they keep the wood look?

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millworkman

Cedar, but there are many different shingles available so you would need to determine what you have but in the Northeast Cedar is without a doubt the most popular and I would say 99% chance that they are Red Cedar as well if they are original to the house.

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