We are SO excited to finally be doing something we have had on our wish list for awhile now! Kevin is actually the one who pushed for this project. New Siding in Cedar Impressions! Our home is a 1950’s cape in Connecticut and 1100 square feet. The vinyl siding was fine, but it had some areas that were damaged. One damaged spot by the deck that the BBQ had melted! We came from Utah with a stucco home and never had to think twice about the siding melting! It melted the first time we used the BBQ. Not good! Our neighbors updated their wood shake shingles to Cedar Impressions last year. They didn’t want to pay to have the wood painted anymore. We couldn’t believe how they looked EXACTLY like the wood they previously had! We kept saying to each other “why are they replacing it with the same thing?” Little did we know.
Kevin called and had a company come out to give us a bid. That first bid was close to $25k!
I reached out to our neighbor for the company who they used. We called that company to come out for a bid. That bid came back at $14k!
Much more in the range we were willing to spend.
I do want to say that we have saved up for this. We wanted to do this when we moved in. But wanted to build back up our savings after paying for the bathroom remodels and kitchen. Then save up for this project. Do what YOU can do as family. I just want to share our experience and share pricing and information AS information that’s all. In hopes it will help someone else.
The Cedar Impressions come in 5″ or 7″. We decided to go with the 5″ size. Our neighbors have the Cedar Impressions in 7″. I bet you can guess what color we went with too!
Below is our neighbors home with the 7″ Cedar Impressions in the dark gray-
Below is day one of our new exterior update with the Cedar Impressions-
They came in with three guys and took everything off the deck and got right to work! Photo below is about half-way thru day one.
Below is what it looks like at the end of day one! And we are thrilled with what it looks like so far…
White Shake Shingles Inspiration-
I snapped some pictures around our area in Connecticut of some homes that are major inspiration for the white shake shingle look we were going for. I have to admit I was a little nervous thinking I made the wrong choice….but just driving around seeing these homes made me excited!
We will share the full reveal next week! Also ideas that I have for what to do instead of the lattice under the deck tomorrow.
Question though…how do you think the front steps will look with the new white shake shingles? (New roof is on the list next!)
Watch the quick video tour as we walk all around the house and show where we want to add a fence too!