Tom Kraeutler asks,
My house has cedar wood lap siding which looks good, but the north side of the house takes some pretty rough weather. I don’t want to repaint again, but I wonder if it would be okay to put either vinyl or metal siding over the cedar wood lap siding? I’m thinking it might act as sound barrier if I kept the old siding on but I’d probably have to put on a plywood sheathing first for it to be a smooth surface. Can you tell me if this idea is practical or economical?