Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DIY: House Siding Part 1

My husband was on vacation last week and he decided it was the perfect time to work on our siding. Our home is 20+ years old and still has the class action lawsuit pressed paper siding on it. In most places, it still looks good, in others it needs work. We are slowly replacing the old siding with new cement siding. We started on the side of our house and moved on to the garage. We replaced all the boards and waited on the board and batten. The smooth panels were on a crazy markdown at Home Depot last week, like half off. Jason couldn't resist. I had my doubts as last week was also our youngest son's 8th birthday. We had 2 parties to get ready for! We made it work somehow :)

All prepped for the new siding. You can see the new cement boards on the front of the garage.

Here you can see the old siding on the top level. This will look like the garage one day.

These panels are heavy. It took my husband, our oldest son and me to get them up there. We also used the ladder to secure the board in place. We borrowed a nail gun from my in-laws. That was a huge help!

3 boards done!
Trim pieces going up! The panels will be painted the same color as the trim after all the caulk cures.

The house is looking great and we couldn't be happier with the results. If you have a question about how we did it, please ask and I'll try my best to answer :)




Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

It's looking so great. I bet you can't wait until it's all done!

Mary said...

I think you made the right decision in choosing cement siding. It is a type of fiber board that is designed with water, fire, and insect resistance. It can actually pay off in dividends, about 20 years’ worth, if maintained well. :)


Son Lakhani said...

You and your husband did all the work? Are you serious? Because most people would prefer to hire someone to do this kind of job. :) Job well done! And your house is looking good, by the way.

Son Lakhani