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Summer 2022. Driftwood Gray Project
This was a tough one. Aptos California June 2022. 3.5 gallons @ $65/gal. 25 labor hour @ $65/hr. It’s what custom wood maintenance looks like. If you’d like we can talk about this very project. It’s a common one.
These 20y/o shingles face west. So far as shingle maintenance goes, my recommendation for shingles that face west is to love them up every eight years or so. These went ten. Yes these shingles were dirty, blackened to a degree, quite a number of them were greenish, so yes they probably waited a bit too long. Nevertheless…
2:45pm March PDT
Cedar Tone Shingle Maintenance Santa Cruz
Decks, Fences, Shingles, Custom Arbors
Aptos, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz
Nice to see you again. It had been 12 years since I last loved up the north side of this Pleasure Point home. You can see the progress from the top down. This is a nice picture taken at 9:30am. Cedar Tone blend, Extreme Semi-Transparent by Defy. This side of the home get a slight amount of indirect morning sun, but nothing more than that, hence the 12 years in between maintenance coats.
Wood Sided Homes, Shingle Siding, Arbors, Fences, Privacy Walls, All things exterior wood
Santa Cruz, Deck Staining/Sealing, Felton, Boulder Creek, Soquel, Live Oak
Of course you do, but explain what you mean!?! Which slice of natural do you want your brand new deck to look like? Do you want it to look exactly like it did or does the day it was completed? Do you want it to look like the guy or gal who built it says it should look? Natural Blonde or Brunette? Naturally Grey perhaps? Do you want it to look natural today and tomorrow? What about in six months, still natural? What about six years?
It’s Relative and It’s For Real
Custom Deck Maintenance in Santa Cruz
Shingles, Arbors, Fences, Privacy Areas
Wood Siding Maintenance Project
West Side Santa Cruz
This mammoth shingled home on Rebecca Lane in Boulder Creek is officially underway. Thirty years of neglect. This is the north facing front of this beautiful mountain hideaway. As always, we decided on Extreme by Defy. We will use a cedar tone as a 3/5 base, and add redwood, driftwood grey, and butternut to complete the mix.
Every so often, a picture does more justice than if the moment wasn’t captured at all. This is an early evening shot as you can maybe see by the moon in the sky. This is a 40 year old wood structure that I first overhauled in 2012.
The February 2018 work weather aligned perfectly for some routine maintenance on these beautiful West Side town homes off Mission Avenue above downtown Santa Cruz. This is the west facing side. Takes a lot of sun..
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This is high end lumber on a custom home built in 1995. We began the siding maintenance in 2004. Therefore, in the 13 years since we got the job, this was our fourth time adding a maintenance coat to this South facing wall. From the top, you can see that the staining process is underway. So yeah, 4x in 13 years due to the heavy sun exposure. Many parts of this beautiful home in Live Oak have received only one coat during the past 13 years. Another example of “as needed” exterior wood maintenance. The alternative to “as needed” maintenance is waiting every 10 years to stain the entire home. Bad idea!!