Butcher of wood and metal
Using steel siding I don't have to worry about that. And I not caulking butt joint neither.
I generally paint siding after it’s installed.I wasn't speaking to cost at all. I just like the bear skins as they are self stick and gray. I don't like the look of silver flashing behind the joints. I still know old timers who cut their own tar paper for flash cards.
Not that I have seen, I did an addition to match a house sided in 2009, 7 years later and the prefinished matched perfectly. It even met on an inside corner. Other than a pressure wash I have seen the prefinshed last 15 years so far. It stinks that you have to order 2 sq to get the prefinished so replacing windows and doors can be a pain and no one wants to store the stuff.I’ve only seen a few prefinished here in PNW.
Don’t they all need paint after a few years anyway?
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