Scope of work: Cedar Siding Installation, Porch Repair
Location: Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Timeline: 2 days
These Bernardsville homeowners called us in for an exterior house painting estimate. After our walk-around, we recommended cedar siding repair and porch repair jobs. In order for the exterior of this house to be painted it would have to be completely sanded. However, the shingles on one side of the house were in such poor condition that a sanding job was actually impossible. It was determined that a portion of the shingles would instead have to be replaced.
Cedar Siding Repair
This particular side of the house had suffered from severe sun damage. Replacing these damaged cedar shingles is not only important for aesthetic reasons, but it also helps maintain the exterior of the home. Despite the severe damage these shingles had suffered, our team at Monk’s would be able to replace them and have this side of the home looking good as new in only two days!
To complete this project all of the existing shingles were ripped out and Tyvek was put onto the house. These cedar shingles were arranged in a staggered pattern, to match the existing shingles.
We cut the cedar shingles individually to size to ensure a proper fit. We needed about six cases of premium red cedar shingles to complete the project. The shingles comes pre-primed to add protection. After all of the carpentry work was completed, we performed a full exterior painting project.
The cedar shingles weren’t the only part of this home suffering from weather damage. Parts of the porch were also in dire need of repair and replacement. These porch floor boards were rotting and in need of a replacement. We removed and replaced the rotted wood with new mahogany wood boards.
The lattice-work of this deck was also rotting and in need of a replacement. These were replaced with new composite lattice boards built by our team at Monk’s. Composite is a moisture resistant material, ensuring that these new lattice boards can sit in the ground without the fear of rotting.
To see all the before and afters of this cedar siding and porch repair projects, visit the project page.
Other Monk’s Projects
For other exterior carpentry projects by Monk’s, visit our Exterior Carpentry Gallery.
If you are considering a siding installation or porch repair we would like the opportunity to tell you why we think we are the best carpenter in Bernardsville, NJ 07924.