Siding

We’ve spent a lot of time doing things at Woodside that you’ll never really get to see. Plumbing, electric, HVAC – all very important, but not much to look at. Siding, on the other hand, has completely transformed the exterior of the house!

In order for our new siding to qualify for historic tax credits, we had to install either wood or Hardie Board siding. We didn’t spend too much time considering wood, as we wanted a material that was relatively low-maintenance. Also due to historic renovation guidelines, we needed it to match how the original siding looked: all white, no shutters, same reveal and trim, and decorative window trim on all of the front windows, just to name a few things. Don’t let my one-sentence summary fool you; it was an incredible amount of detailed work to ensure everything was done by the (historical) book.

We originally planned to install the siding ourselves (and did so on the garage and kitchen), but as things often do with renovations, other projects started to require more of our time. After doing our research, we hired STL Siding Pros for the project, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Their crew paid close attention to every detail, and made our house look stunning.

We still have a few things to finish up with the siding; you’ll notice we don’t have a front door yet (we are waiting for it to be built) and we also need to rebuild the dormers on the third floor, then install new siding on those once constructed. In the meantime, we are going to enjoy a view that no longer includes Hardie Wrap!

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