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Siding Installation

Siding Installation in Flagstaff Arizona

Siding options include: lap siding, board and batten, log siding, Core-Ten metal and natural masonry.

New Lap Siding:

Painting the exterior of a home near Flagstaff Arizona
We sided this house with 8" Lap siding and then painted with 100% Acrylic house paint.

Log Siding:

Log siding with acrylic stain

The log siding pictured above was finished with two coats of an Acrylic stain.

Rusted metal exterior porch ceiling:

We installed this rusted metal ceiling after the stone was installed.
We cut the stone in several places to allow the metal trim to sit flush.

Pictured above one can see that we attached this corrugated metal to the underside of the deck joists.
The deck above is covered so there was little concern about water getting on it.
We did slope the panels so that any water would flow off the ends.
There is no concern with rusty water because the rust look of these panels is actually a faux paint that is factory applied.

Exterior Facelift:

LP SmartSide Siding Installation with Malapai Stone
We sided this home with LP brand 'SmartSide' Siding.
We also added composite accent shingles over garage and a wanescote of Malapai stone.

A properly built home includes solid 1/2" sheathing underneath the siding.  The sheathing is then covered by a house-wrap.  After this the siding is installed and painted.  Below is a picture of one of our Design-Build projects in the siding phase:

siding picture         siding picture

We do siding repairs as well.  If you home has Hardi-plank cement board siding, your siding may not be properly nailed.  Numerous other contractors have been installing Hardi-plank without nailing it to the studs.  If you see signs of loose or flopping siding, call us to properly nail it before is starts blowing off.  We have seen several homes with cement board siding that has become loose and even blown off because of improper nailing. (see "the other guys" work).

House Wrap:

A quality siding job includes 1/2" OSB sheathing and a quality house wrap.  Although code only requires shear panels at specific locations, by installing 1/2" ply or OSB on the entire exterior, greater strength is acquired.  House wrap adds a small amount of R-value, but adds a lot in terms of wind penetration and rain protection.  In the picture below our carpenters are in the midst of installing house wrap over this new home in Flagstaff.

Installing house wrap in preparation for siding

About Aluminum and Vinyl Siding:

We do not recommend using Aluminum siding because it dents easily and is more difficult to repair.

We do not recommend using Vinyl siding because it fades quickly at high altitudes and also becomes brittle and then breaks easily.

However, we do recommend using Core-Ten corrugated siding in conjunction with natural stone and heavy timbers to creat the "Mountain Modern" look.



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