Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The price of living in Park City

If you have followed this blog, you may remember the number of times I have written about how it can be incredibly expensive to live in Park City.  Most of that is due to the fact that God and Mother Nature don't really want people to live here.

The sun is incredibly strong and the air is desert dry.  These combine to wreak havoc on wood siding.  This is the house two down from ours.  It's about three years old and I am not surprised that they are having to restain it all.  The fact that they are sanding the entire house down is a bit of a shock.
This is what happens if you don't keep on top of your stain and siding condition.  They let it go one extra year, at which point the wood dries out and start to shed layers.  I can't think of a better way to describe it.  The bottom line is that you cant just restain it.  You have to sand it all flat and then restain it, with multiple coats.

I didn't ask, but I would guess that this is a $25,000 paint job, for a house only three years old.  By the way, the people only stay in it about 2-3 weeks out of the year.  The rest of the time it sits empty.

Welcome to some serious money....
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