Installation of Wood Siding | Naperville Wood Siding Contractor

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;
  • insect infestation;
  • 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:

  1. bugs to get up in between the boards;
  2. water to get into between the boards;
  3. animals to get in there;
  4. 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.

Mark Lotz, Brenda Lotz, Owners

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!

Exterior Wood Siding – Exterior Staining of Home

Exterior of home from Naperville, IL was pressure washed (power washed) first.

Then Lotz Painting Company scraped, caulked, and applied clear primer to the siding.

The final stage was applying a fresh coat of exterior wood stain to the exterior siding.

Enjoy the four pictures showing most of this process.

Photography by Joe Lotz, owner of Lotz Media (815-260-6776).

Exterior Siding Primed with Clear Primer

Exterior wood siding primed with clear primer. Siding was power washed (pressure washed) first, then primed. Finally, the exterior siding had multiple coats of stain applied as the finish coat.

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Clear primer was applied to the freshly pressure washed home. Picture shows final stage of process where exterior stain is applied to the wood siding.

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Exterior siding has been power washed with clear primer applied to the siding. Finally, exterior stain is being applied to the wood siding.

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Finished product - exterior siding was pressure washed, clear primer applied, and wood siding had exterior stain applied.

Interior Painting Contractor – Window Painting – Naperville, Chicagoland

Interior window painting and interior trimwork painting can be accomplished by any homeowner on their own.

The question is whether you have the time, patience and equipment to tackle this project.

Let the leading painting company and painting general contractor company for the past 24 years, Lotz Painting Company handle this for you.


Interior window and interior trimwork painting can be a hard task to do on your own. Once completed, it creates an environment that is friendly to the outside world. Call Lotz Painting Company of Naperville, IL for an estimate.


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Interior window painting and trimwork painting can be completed for you by Lotz Painting Company, a general contractor company serving Naperville and the Chicagoland area for 24 years.