|Project by ksubenny||posted 10-04-2013 02:06 AM||972 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Bought the house and 9 months later Mother Nature brought a hail storm, and like any DIY’er I saw the check and the pro’s estimates and I said “sure I can do that myself”......so 2 years later I may actually be done.
Still need to paint the (2) entry doors, but other then that it’s basically done, new roof, siding, windows, doors, soffit, fascia, gutters all new. Roof, seamless gutters and the big garage door installation was hired out, I did everything else. Pictures show (3) before and after shots, lots more work to do on the yard and other things but at least the house is looking better.
Previous steel siding and soffit/fascia was ripped off, housewrap, new soffit and siding was then put on. I started on the north side and worked around the house until I got back to the beginning. All windows/doors were replaced, (2) new windows were added and the walk through garage door was moved to make it a bit more usable as before it was 22” wide. Most window/door openings required some reframing/fixing, some a bit more than others but it was definitely worth it.
Siding and trim is prepainted LP SmartSide in an 8” lap, SmartSide is a wood composite material, probably most comparable in processinging/working to OSB but I’m very happy with how it turned out. I personally thought it was much easier to work with than cement board which is the other material I was considering. The windows and doors are Pella, garage door is a Raynor, shingles are TAMKO, think thats the high points of it.
Overall I’m extremely happy with how it turned out and what I had in it for actual costs after the insurance was done, definitely an improvement over what it looked like when I bought it. Now that the exterior of the house is finally done maybe I can finally get started on some more interior work and having more fun in the garage working on smaller scale projects.