1940′s Home Siding Replacement
This 1940′s home with a stone foundation and wood siding was in need of partial siding replacement. All of the operable shutters were carefully removed and about 80% of the siding needed to be removed. We have begun replacing these areas with HardiePlank lap siding. To save our customer money and long-term maintenance costs, we used the manufacturer’s pre-painted siding which has a 30-year warranty. The color match was perfect with their existing siding that will remain.
Since the home was built before 1978, a lead paint test was conducted and we detected the presence of lead-based paint on the siding that was tested. Proper removal was done in complete segments in order mitigate the spread of lead dust in the area. Debris was wrapped and sealed according to the EPA’s lead-based paint renovation standards before being disposed of.
When we removed the original siding, the customer requested a new gabled overhang over their front door. We matched the style of construction of the existing home to give the appearance that the new front door area looked as though it was part of the original construction.
In areas where the original siding met the roof, the siding was too close and prevented moisture from evaporating in many areas and caused much of the wood siding to decay and rot.
We normally leave a reveal (space) of about 1-1/2 inches between the roof and the siding so that there is plenty of airflow and opportunity for rain and snow to evaporate without creating further environmental problems.