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Mudso
Painting old shingles or replacing with new one?

We have a 1905 Victorian home with probably the original shingles. They are in bad shape in some area and have been painted over and over. We also believe that the original lead paint is still underneath the layers.
We have asked for estimate to have the house stripped, shingles repaired and reattach and painted. The estimates have been really high. One contractor suggested not to bother with this siding but to remove them and replace it completely with pre stained shingles while at the same time residding the house with new insulation.
We are wondering what is the best way to go. What would make more sense financially, last longer and add value to our house?
Please advise.

Thanks

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Painting old shingles or replacing with new one?

Re-shingle would make the most sense. Shingles are not a wood I would even want to try an refinish.

Jack

dj1
Re: Painting old shingles or replacing with new one?

A wild guess: these shingles are old.

Go with the contractor who recommends changing them.

ordjen
Re: Painting old shingles or replacing with new one?

If you are staying with the painted shingle look, there are many faux shingle products out there now; cement composite, plastic and aluminum.

gary38
Re: Painting old shingles or replacing with new one?

Take contractors advice on the same, or share some images so others can judge what it want to be, new shingles or painted.

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