Siding begins

I took a few days off to help Warren get started with the siding. Just wanted to post a quick photo to show our progress. I’ll update with more details later this week.

10 Responses to “Siding begins”


  1. 1 Wade 8-June-2011 at 7:05 am

    Um, doesn’t one usually start at the bottom with lapped siding? What kind are you installing and how?

    • 2 Larry 9-June-2011 at 6:56 am

      Oh no, did read the instructions upside down?! ;-)

      No, this is the porch side of the house. We’re using a lift, not scaffolding, and wanted to be able to use the lift to access the area above the porch roof. Now we can frame out the porch in a few weeks and continue the siding under the porch. More details later today.

  2. 4 Jim Merrithew 8-June-2011 at 12:26 pm

    I was wondering the same thing about your siding.
    This picture really emphasizes the slope of the hill. The house could be a ski chalet.

  3. 6 Mary 8-June-2011 at 2:21 pm

    really beautiful!

  4. 7 Art 8-June-2011 at 4:38 pm

    I like the color

  5. 8 Jim Merrithew 29-June-2011 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Larry,
    As previous comments mention, usually siding is installed from the bottom up. Each successive course overlaps the lower one. Progressing from the top down presents other challenges. How did you install the siding in reverse order? Thanks. – Jim.

    • 9 Larry 30-June-2011 at 9:41 am

      Hi Jim. It was installed from the bottom up. We just started halfway up the wall. The first layer is held out with blocks. Later, after we frame out the porch, we’ll replace the blocks with siding. There’s only another layer or two before we hit the porch roof flashing. Make sense?

  6. 10 Jim Merrithew 8-July-2011 at 5:26 pm

    Larry,
    Your explanation is so simple. Until now, I was amazed by the talent it would have taken to install the siding from the top down, starting with the shortest pieces. I was beginning to think you were Houdini. Shucks.


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