Many homeowners are interested in installing vinyl cedar shake siding by putting cedar shake over vinyl siding. There are many important things that may make the installation of cedar shake over vinyl siding is a great thing. These things can be used as your consideration if you are planning to put cedar shake over your vinyl siding.
Cedar shake is a natural wood which retains water as its natural tendency of wood products. When you are using cedar shake as siding, it should breathe to evaporate the moisture which is retained through soaking in condensation or taking in rain. So, when it is installed over the top of vinyl siding, it can’t breathe. This will just make the cedar shake leads to mold mildew and even rot. Another thing that should be considered is the installations of vinyl cedar shake siding. Vinyl siding has a very specific installation that should be mounted using nails and screws over a waterproofed surface that is properly installed. If there is wood, cedar shake between vinyl and house, then the mounting can’t be allowed, so the basic installation of vinyl siding can’t be maintained. Also, installing cedar shake over siding will make the waterproofing of the vinyl siding doesn’t work. The wood will trap the moisture and it leads to mold and rot. This is because waterproofing protocol can’t be installed over cedar shake since it is meant to be installed over a flat surface. Installing vinyl also needs to be done over a flat surface and it can’t be done over siding shake since it is installed overlapping each other. So, if you want your vinyl siding to work maximally with a proper installation, the cedar shake should be removed completely.
Those are some important things about installing vinyl cedar shake siding, so considering those things is very important to allow vinyl siding work effectively.