Continued from Part 2.
Once the window was installed, the next step was putting up the new barn-board-look exterior siding. That required furring strips.
We are nailing the new siding panels directly onto the the old ship lap siding. The only prep was to wash it down with bleach water to kill any mildew (not uncommon with our humidity).
One can never have too much insulation! On this side of the house especially, because it gets the hot afternoon summer sun and in winter receives blasts of cold wind from the west. Insulation will be added between the studs after the siding is put up. Dan foamed the gaps around the window before installing the trim.
How different it looks with the siding!
I'll have to get used to how much smaller it is, but I like the higher horizontal placement for a bedroom facing the road.
Window and corner trims were put up last.
Painted and done.
|You can see what it looked like before in the first post in this series.|
On the inside
We won't do the interior wall until after the other two windows in this bedroom are replaced.
They will be identical to the ones on the left. Fortunately, we bought all four windows at the same time. After that we can put up the new siding and paint.
Still to do on the front porch is the ceiling, then we can finish the rest of the trimwork. We're getting close to getting the front of the house done, so I think that's going to be on Dan's list of goals for 2017.
Next → Making a decision about the front end gables.
Winter House Project Part 3 © December 2016