Sometimes your home will need to have the wood siding taken down and new wood siding installed. This can be for many reasons such as:
poor water drainage;
woodpeckers making holes
home being 20+ years;
rotten wood siding
In this video, I walk through a recent project we did. I compare the old boards and new boards:
I show two brand new pieces of beveled siding. They lay on top of each other with about an inch or one inch and a quarter reveal. The new cedar siding boards will lie flat. Now see in the video how I compare a brand new board and the old board. As you can see, the old board really cups up and does not lie flat. What has happened is as the boards age, they dry up and cup up. This then allows:
bugs to get up in between the boards;
water to get into between the boards;
animals to get in there;
not keeping your home well insulated either;
This will cause major rotting to occur over time. When fixed, this will solve these problems and give your home a much better look.
So how do we prepare the new cedar boards being installed so you get the most longevity? We back-prime the new boards. Install the new boards, and then stain up the whole home. This makes it hold up and gives the project more durability.
Contributor: Mark Lotz
Mark Lotz is the owner of Lotz Home & Office, a Naperville Remodeling Contractor, Naperville bathroom remodeling company, Naperville Kitchen remodeling company, and Naperville Painting Company for the past 27 years. You can find Mark at his Google+, Twitter, or Facebook page.
Owners, Mark & Brenda Lotz, Lotz Home & Office – 27 years of proudly helping you turn your home back into a place that you want to relax, unwind & entertain in again!
Naperville painting contractor, Lotz Painting Company, is celebrating it’s 24th year in business serving the Naperville, Plainfield IL, Lisle, Oak Brook and surrounding Chicagoland area.
Why is Lotz Painting Company thriving and growing in this terrible economy? Mark believes it is due to many reasons…
Excellent customer service;
24 years of satisfied customers that continue to use our services;
Honest company with high integrity;
Debt-free company – offering you genuine attitude to your job and your budget;
Excellent reputation and referrals;
Because LPC is debt-free, you will feel comforted that we will be around another 24 years serving you;
Behind the scenes pictured captured of Mark Lotz, owner of Lotz Painting Company, a Naperville based painting contractor while being interviewed.
What is a turn-key company?
When you hire Lotz Painting Company and we bring in all the experts to you to take care of your needs.
Because we not only offer painting services, Lotz Painting Company offers general contractor services with all of the many trades that we have come to know and trust through our 24 years of being in business.
If you have a need at your home, while Mark is out on an estimate for you, ask Mark if he can take care of that for you.
We have come to know the best contractors in the Naperville and surrounding area – and we can bring their expertise to you, through Mark Lotz and his connections.
Final stage of installation of wood siding is showcased below in the pictures.
Lotz Painting Company, and Naperville-based general contractor and painting company and its team members cut and prepared the wood siding boards for installation on the home.
The home is now protected for many years to come.
Photography by Joe Lotz, owner of Lotz Media (815-260-6776), a local media company offering small businesses in the area photography and videography.
One of the Lotz Painting Company team members preparing and cutting a cedar siding board in anticipation of it being installed on the home.
The final stage of the project. Old boards came down, measured and prepared for cutting. The Lotz Painting Company team cut the boards to the correct size and then finally, installed up on the home for years of protection.