LittleHouse Siding

 

LittleHouse Siding

by admin on May.20, 2008, under Siding

Siding Install
17 May 2008.

We brought up 16 sheets of Hardi-Board siding to cover half the house. We had a little adventure with losing half of two pieces on I-40 coming up. Fortunately, nobody was near us when that happened.

Hardi-Board is a cement fiber board that does not rot in the rain or sun, the way most sheet goods do. It is also highly fire-resistant. It cost about twice as much as T1-11 siding, but we think the reduced maintenance will be worth the extra cost.

Here is the south side installed (including replacement of the two panels at the door). The seams will be filled in before we paint, and it should look as good as any house in town. 

 
South Siding

Siding Install
17 May 2008.

South side awaiting trim and paint.

 
Front Siding

Siding Install
18 May 2008.

Here is a view of the door, after replacing the two pieces of siding that were cut too big. There is a drip edge fashioned from flashing below the sill.

 
Flashing Redo

Siding Install
18 May 2008.

This was the last piece of siding to go on for this trip. It was a little tight, but I managed to “persuade” it into place.

 
Fitting the Siding

Siding Install
18 May 2008.

There’s just no easy way to reach the peaks of these gables.

On a previous trip, we had built a platform that rests on top of our trailer, to give us an extra couple feet of reach. It makes all of the difference, and is pretty stable, too.

 
Ladder Stabilizer

Siding Install
18 May 2008.

East side awaiting trim and paint.

 
East Side Siding finished

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