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Example 1 - 1999 Painting of 1993 Construction
This is clearly a most attractive, and by contemporary standards, well built home. The exterior envelope is sheathed in premium materials. The siding is clear (without knots) four inch beveled cedar, the shingles are number 1 grade cedar. Drip caps and window casing are heavily dimensioned clear fir. Flashings are conspicuous by their presence, and there are sheltering eaves. Protecting what by present standards was superior construction, however, was only a light coat of stain. While still retaining some color this coating soon ceased to provide effective protection.