Hi- Could someone give us their opinion on how to restore this small cottage? The current siding is warped because it gets heavy sun. There is no sheathing or building paper behind the siding. There is only insulation and framing. The interior is sheetrocked and finished. We had a stucco guy out who said "since the wood is ok" he suggests we paper and over the siding as is and stucco over it. Another person suggested installing siding over two of the outside walls where there is no warping-- and then replace the siding which is warped.--(pictured). Not sure if they intended to put plywood sheathing behind the new stuff. Whatever the reason, everyone seems reluctant to tear off the wood. We are concerned because we don't know if there is termite damage in the walls or any rotting studs. The current siding planks are long and thick- so removing them is kind of a big deal. For example, each siding plank length runs the entire length in the back of the not cottage-- (not pictured). Any ideas?
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