Siding & Exterior Trim
One of those "If I help, will it save me money?" jobs. But not in a bad way.
Kirk Giordanos, aka, Mr. Plaster Fantaster, shows us yet another way to kill time, and amaze your kids, while waiting to get into a job: Spin a hawk on a trowel.
From the Earth, basic materials become the building blocks of a home—nature nurtures native spaces.
Little details make a difference in how a siding job looks—and lasts. Sweat the details.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Old walls are wavy. Old walls with a lot of foam on them are easy to make flat.
Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.
Felt, furring strips, and flashing keeps rain out of the walls
Each layer reveals personal and technological circumstances
Two packages for high performance homes. Vented and unvented roof insulation retrofits and exterior wall insulation details along with rainscreen wall details for furring strips.
Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet. An air gap between the siding and sheathing lets both dry independently. Furring strips are one way to make that air gap.