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question about siding
January 31, 2014 in Design Dilemma
we have a farmhouse built in 1919 and the siding is original....it has been painted many many times and the current color is red. the last owners let things go a bit and the paint was in bad condition. we painted everything 2 summers ago and is already starting to peel in some places. Some of the boards are in really rough shape wile others only show wear from up close. Hubby and I were thinkng to just get vinyl so we wouldn't have the bother of painting ever again. however colors are limited and from the sounds of things vinyl has it's issues also. Another reason we wanted to side is so we could get a layer of foam board beneath to help seal things up. Im wondering now if it would be smart to take the old siding off, put insulation layer and tyvek down, flip the siding (so its a fresh new side) and paint? would that give a better R Value. im attaching a pic of my house (red), and one that I would like to mimic (olive house)