I just bought an old house that has five different kinds of outside wall coverings.
I was thinking I could remove the fake stones and the old wooden siding and then place strapping over top of the stucco to attach the Hardie Board to without removing the old stucco.
Several things I have read online say that I should remove the old stucco first. That seems like a lot of work for what it's worth and am trying to get an idea of what I am getting myself into before I start.
Any advice or instructions would be appreciated. Do I have to remove the old stucco? Or can I go straight over it?
Here is a photo of the house, two different types of crushed rock stucco, a white cement type stucco, fake stone, and finally and wooden planks.