and the siding?

Painting is done — shall attempt better shots. Siding is still in progress but the bottom floor is just about done. Yay!…

siding in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That black mesh in the shot above goes beneath the siding…

closeup of cedar breather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called Cedar Breather, it creates a 1/4″ air space between the house wrap and the back of the siding so that moisture can’t build up there. After all, it’s water that encourages paint and stain peel off the wood, causes rot and mold, and invites insects to dine. Better not to give it a chance.

Around the slider, Joe and David created and installed aluminum flashing to match what they did around the window

installing the flashing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So instead of the bulkier wood trim that used to surround the windows and doors, now we have a nice, clean metal edge…

closeup of flashing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks fantastic, boys!

finished wall of siding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Really loving how the dark stain worked out!

 

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