Before we started the project, the cedar siding on this house had reached the end if its lifespan. In many sections it had become dry and brittle, which was increasing the risk of water damage. The angled sections on the front of the house and below the windows were particularly distressed, as they collected more water and were exposed to more sunlight than the rest of the siding.
After fixing some minor rot beneath one window (and fighting with an ant colony) we replaced the cedar siding with fiber cement HardiePlank lap siding in Chestnut Brown, with roughsawn HardieTrim in Khaki Brown. For the angled wall section we used steel shingles for a striking accent that will stand up to the elements. HardieShingle panels, HardiePanel board & batten, and a Fusion Stone accent finishes off this mix of traditional and contemporary design elements.