This home is not that old and it cost over one million dollars to build. Unfortunately, the money spent did not get it done right. The home was built with real cedar shake shingles (very expensive), however they did not stain or seal them properly causing them to totally fail in 7 years. To make matters worse the builder did not do proper moisture management work during construction. They did not install a vapor barrier or any flashing, and this caused major damage to several areas of the wall cavity. We replaced the ruined cedar shake with Hardie straight edge shake, as well as all the trim after we fixed the damaged areas and installed our Hardie moisture management system. The house is now truly what it was intended to be.