While the house looks similar to the original, it now has fiber cement siding and corner boards, the chimney has been rebuilt, and all the windows and rooflines are properly flashed.
The original house had Masonite siding that was in poor condition and the chimney was pulling away from the house.
The house had an issue with water running down the roofline and pouring over onto the steps below because there was no flashing.
The water fell on top of these steps and was flowing down the backside. The handrails were also poorly built making it difficult for the older couple living in the house to access the back yard.
Close up showing the wood rot caused by the overflowing water.
Once the siding was removed, the damage was much more severe than originally anticipated.
The damaged framing was replaced and house wrap is being applied.
The siding is removed in sections. House wrap is then installed as an air and moisture barrier below the siding.
New fibercement siding and fresh paint breath new life into this old house. The home owner elected to have us build a deck to replace the steps so they could enjoy the easier access to the back yard.