Much better now. We lost some sleep over this siding thing. The contrasting stripes were getting to us. Nancy and I spent a considerable amount of time sorting the entire stack of pre-stained clear cedar and sorted it into light, medium, and dark.
We suggested that the guys mix the two lighter varieties on the front and north elevations. The result is a more subtle appearance and much more palatable to us.
Numerous people said they liked the “character” and “richness” of the dark mixed in, but there was just a little too much of that for us! Another point that was made, is that by year two, the colorado sun will have this wood bleached out anyway...A big thanks to Nicholas and his crew - they did a fantastic job on the remaining areas of siding.
You’ll see the color differences depending on the location of the sun.