Project Description

Location:Bernardsville, NJ  07924
Scope of Work: Cedar siding installation and porch repair
Timeline: 2 Days

What began as an exterior house painting job soon became a cedar siding and porch repair engagement after our Monk’s team took their first look.  Before 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. Therefore, we determined that theses shingles would need to be replaced.

Monk's Method

This particular side of the house had suffered from severe sun damage seeing as it received more sun light than any of the other three sides of the house.  The natural, inevitable, damage of the elements also had taken its toll on these cedar shingles. 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!

In order to complete this project, we removed all of the existing shingles and wrapped the house in tyvek.  We arranged the cedar shingles in a staggered pattern, making them appear to be different sizes. This particular job took about six cases of premium red cedar shingles.  Each shingle comes pre-primed, meaning that it is dipped in primer on all six sides; this adds protection.

The cedar shingles weren’t the only part of this home suffering from weather damage.  Additionally, portions of the porch were also in need of repair and replacement.  We replaced the rotted floor boards with new mahogany wood boards. The lattice-work of this deck was also rotting and in need of a replacement. By replacing the rotting mahogany floor boards the structural soundness of the porch is not only improved, but a serious eye sore is also removed! Then, the lattice boards were replaced.  The new lattice boards are also built from azek.  Azek is a moisture resistant material, ensuring that these new lattice boards can sit in the ground without the fear of rotting. In only two days our team at Monk’s was able to transform the exterior elements of this Bernardsville 07924 home.

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More Projects: Exterior Carpentry
Other Types of Work:  Tile floor installation, Historic barn renovation.

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.

To discuss your project and receive a free estimate, call 973-635-7900 today.

After - Cedar Siding and Porch Repair
Before - Cedar Siding and Porch Repair