Cedar Siding Maintenance, Restoration, Cleaning & Staining Cedar

Cedar siding homes have similar maintenance, cleaning and staining needs as log homes. Generally there are three possible processes from which to choose, and our recommendation will be based on the current condition of the existing stain on your home.

If the finish on your cedar siding home has failed, it is best to remove it and apply new stain to the bare wood.

If the finish on your cedar siding home is in good condition but is weathered and in need of maintenance, we recommend cleaning the finish and applying a maintenance coat of the existing stain.

Perhaps all that is needed is an exterior house cleaning.

Regardless of which process your home is need of, we strongly recommend that an exterior house cleaning is done at least once annually to ensure the longevity of the stain on your cedar siding home.

We'd welcome the opportunity to help you protect your cedar siding home. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions, or if you're interested in receiving an estimate.

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Carpenter bees, also known as wood-boring bees, are mostly known by their ability to literally drill through wood surfaces. In fact, the holes they drill are almost always a perfect circle measuring from 3/8 to a half an inch in diameter. You may notice coarse sawdust that is present beneath the entry hole, and you may even be able to hear burrowing sounds from within the wood.

There are nearly 730 species of carpenter bees, and they live anywhere where woody plants and wood structures are plentiful. These amazing wood-boring bees resemble bumble bees, except that the upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny black (the abdomen of the bumble bee is hairy and has at least a few yellow markings). The adult carpenter bee is one half to one inch in length, making it larger than a bumble bee. Male carpenter bees are recognized for having a yellow face and interestingly they lack stingers, while female carpenter bees have black faces and are able to sting.

Source: www.apluscleans.com

CFI Products CFI Products TruCleanEX Deck and Roof Cleaner Concentrate, 32-ounce
Home (CFI Products)
  • Makes 2.5 gallons; Can be used with pressure washer; Cleans about 500 sq ft
  • Will not harm/discolor shingles. Restores natural color to pine, cedar, redwood, cypress and birch
  • For use on decks, siding, fencing, docks, cedar and asphalt roofs, gazebos, brick and concrete
  • It is a water-base product, containing no bleach. It will not harm shingles or bleach wood. No scrubbing needed
  • Makes 2.5 gallons; Can be used with pressure washer; Cleans about 500 sq ft.

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Exterior Siding: Which kind to choose?

Have a 900 square foot 1949 era house. Had an antique style textured roof done and weathered brick chimney. Now the siding looks really shabby, large cedar shingles that have been painted over so many times the valleys are filled in on some, others, not...very shabby looking.
I want to have it replaced with smaller cedar shingles but am concerned they would have to be stained all the time.
I am a bit of a neat freak. Also considering wood planks to replace, would simply be painted. As I get older maintenance all the time might be a concern. I would like to complete the effect and have the house look kinda like a beach cottage if that makes sense

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  — WatertownDailyTimes.com
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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