These Vadnais Heights homeowners were excited to begin this renovation. Woodpeckers had made their way into this dated cedar siding and there were multiple water management issues. They bought this home on a lake so they could enjoy the lake, not maintain their siding.
The reason cedar siding is so attractive to woodpeckers is that it is a softwood, and woodpeckers are looking for insects to eat. Cedar is also a natural source of food for woodpeckers, and they will often peck at the wood to find insects living inside. This can cause holes to form in the siding, and over time, these holes can become quite large and unsightly.
In addition to the damage caused by woodpeckers, cedar siding is also susceptible to deterioration over time. Cedar siding is naturally resistant to rot and decay, but it can still be affected by moisture and sun exposure. The wood can become dry and brittle, and the color can fade.
This Vadnais Heights James Hardie siding project started by removing the old cedar siding. They then took the opportunity to add some character and color to the previously dark exterior. We installed James Hardie Timber bark lap siding along with James Hardie Monterey Taupe straight edge shakes. Cobblestone was the trim color that was used. In the front entryway we removed the old aluminum soffit and added a tongue and groove cedar ceiling. Using cedar on a ceiling area works well because it doesn’t get any weather.
The finishing touch was the pine tree shutters. Our carpenters handcrafted these out of composite trim and used a jigsaw to carve out the pine tree design. The shutters were a great addition to this Vadnais Heights James Hardie siding project.
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