I'm sure you may not be as bothered as I was, but Mr. Pickup and I were ready to hide that house wrap and get the siding up. Although vinyl siding was what fit our budget, I wanted to do something that would make our house stand out. My inspiration came from our last house in Boise, and from lots of ideas I'd pinned on pinterest.
Plus, we finally got the garage door installed! Isn't it fabulous???
Installing siding is fairly straight forward. You put up your corner pieces, and steel starter strip.
Then you cut pieces to length, slip them into place, and lock with the previous row, then fasten.
When we ordered the siding, the vinyl supply guys kept saying, "That's a special order item. No one uses that around here." Precisely. I wanted wide trim around the windows. Doesn't it set them off nicely?
Then there are the "handsplit shakes". They were so much more difficult than regular siding to install, but aren't they lovely?
I heard quite a bit of grumbling about how hard they were to work with. I only feel a little bit sorry, because I love them.
It made such a difference on how the house looks!
Here's the final result with the garage door in place. Now we just need to install the lights.
Yes, the porch still needs siding, but the concrete needs to be poured first. I can't wait to see it...we're using board and batten along the flat part of the porch.
Just for a reference, here's our former house in Boise, right after we moved in.
Similar, but different. I am really happy with our new home.