redwood shake siding

Discussion in 'Roofing and Siding' started by clyde, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 #1

    clyde

    clyde

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    Hello,

    new here with a question,the house I bought has a redwood shake siding around the garage and shed that was put in before we bought,my question is do I need to seal or waterproof this and if so could I just use a water seal like thompsons.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 #2

    glennjanie

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    Welcome Clyde:
    Redwood will weather better than any surface you can put on it. The Thompson's will dry out in a couple of years and I don't recommend it.
    If you want to avoid the gray weathered appearance, you may want to consider a solid color stain. It is very similar to paint and will protect very well, will maintain a uniform color and will still allow the grain to show through.
    Glenn
     

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