This SE Portland exterior remodeling project included cedar siding replacement, a cedar trim package, rebuilding the entire front porch to its original specifications, tongue & groove cedar porch ceiling (stained) building a back porch cover, an IPE deck and painting the entire home. This client wanted everything to be historically accurate and had an original picture of the house from the early 1900's that we were able to reference to ensure that the house looked like it did when it was originally built. For more information on our company check out our Google posts here.
Lifetime Remodeling Systems specializes in exterior renovations on craftsman homes in Portland, OR. We've done well over 250 craftsman renovations over the last 25 years and would love to work with you on your project! Craftsman renovations require working with a project consultant who understands the craftsman style, and the current products that allow us to stay within the craftsman style while updating the durability, & flashing systems of the newly installed products.
There are many modern building products available to us today that we can use to emulate the siding used on craftsman homes in the early 1900's. At LRS we use only Hardieplank and cedar siding as we don't believe in vinyl or other siding types as being appropriate to restore homes at a high-level.
Cedar Siding: Cedar siding is what was originally used on craftsman homes built in the early 1900's and we can still get the same cedar products today to match the look and feel of the original craftsman homes.
The Benefits of Cedar: Cedar has a fit & finish quality and a warmth that is difficult to achieve with other siding types. Cedar has tannins that are created in the tree as it ages giving it natural protections against fungus, rot, insects etc... making it the #1 siding choice in the Northwest for many years. Many historical districts require the use of cedar on older homes in Portland to ensure that the look and feel of the neighborhood is not disrupted.
Key Installation Points For Cedar Siding
If being painted the siding must be primed with an oil based primer to seal in the tannins. If a latex primer is used the tannins will bleed through the new paint job (tannins look like a dark oil or syrup).
In additional all cut edges must be spray primed with an oil based primer for maximum durability.
Cedar is face nailed with stainless steel 8D fasteners for maximum durabilty.
Hardieplank Siding: Hardieplank is the most popular replacement siding used in the Northwest today. Hardieplank has many different product lines which allow us to restore older homes to their original specifications while getting the added advantage of a cement based siding. See a recent Google post on a completed Hardieplank project here.
The Benefits of Hardieplank: Hardieplank is a cement based siding which is dimensionally stable (very little expansion and contraction). Due to this limited expansion/contraction it holds paint on average 30-40% longer than cedar if a quality exterior latex coating is used. Hardie is also rot, woodpecker and insect resistant making it a great choice for Northwest homes. Hardieplank also has a multitude of product lines allowing us to carefully match the style of the original cedar that was used on these craftsman renovations. Many companies only use a few of the product lines available to them which doesn't match up to the original look of a craftsman home. Instead of adding value to the home, the diminish it.
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