Monday, April 25, 2011

More Siding Done

I'm gradually making my way up the walls.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bug Screen for the Rain Screen

I'm just about finished installing the siding on this wall.  However, I first have to install the bug screen for the rain screen system.  The bug screen stops bugs from getting into the air space between the siding and the outside of the wall.  (There is also a bug screen at the bottom of the wall.)
 
I use a piece of fiberglass window screen 12" wide for this.  I tuck a third of it behind the tops of the plywood strips, and then fold the remaining part in half and staple it to the plywood strips.  Folding the screen in half gives it some bulk so that it fits somewhat tightly to the backside of the siding.

Now I can install the frieze board and then the last row of siding.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Flashing Details for the Wraparound Eaves

This shows the flashing detail at the top of the wraparound eaves.  I've put the shingles on first, then tucked the top leg of a piece of L-shaped aluminum flashing up underneath the housewrap and sealed it with tape.  The bottom leg of the flashing sits on top of the shingles.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Soffits Finished Above Patio Doors

Today I finished the soffits above the patio doors. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wrap-around Eaves

I've just finished building the wrap-around eave section at the front of the house.  Now I can continue with the siding on this wall.