Before the project
The owners would like to redo the exterior siding and restore their house's original flavour. What should the current vinyl siding be replaced with? Furthermore, can the useful enclosed porch be preserved?
By removing the old sidings of the porch and the house, the whole can be redone in uniform fashion. As most of the houses in the neighbourhood are lined with cedar shingles or horizontal wood panelling, these types of siding are preferred choices to maintain harmony.
SARP Renovation Method
1 - Look for durable siding materials
Horizontal wood panelling was chosen for its durability and aesthetic qualities. This authentic material will restore the original look of the house. The material has withstood the test of time: it is resistant to shocks, easy to repair, and blends in perfectly with the other siding materials in the neighbourhood.
2 - Choose a wood siding that closely resembles the traditional material
Some of the newer pre-stained wood siding kits (joint cover-strip or clapboard) closely resemble the original siding of the house. Today, they are available in a wide range of colours.
3 - Pay attention to architectural details and light work
The enclosed porch is preserved and turned into a solarium in order to conserve the original volume of the construction. It is also a passageway from the house to the sidewalk.
The following are a few ideas that give style to the house:
The windows and siding material clearly accent the porch and dormer windows. And with their new, welcoming solarium, the owners have a lot to be pleased with.
After the project