THANKS J_Sims! It really was a nice project in the end. This house is in a really small little town outside of Indy. Many of the "oldtimers" know this house quite well. I guess the small local Post Office, burned down at one point, and this house was the actual Post Office for a few years.From this ....
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HO had to be ecstatic :clap and the neighbors)
I agree with you on the siding..."(which wouldn't have been my first choice, but what the HO wanted)"....but matching and replacing 100+ year old clapboards....Kaching $$$$ !
Always glad ppl want to preserve the past
Very nice! For this you get a two thumbs up :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Looks very nice John.:thumbsup: I love the trim on a lot of these old houses. specially on the inside.Thanks Jason! :thumbsup:
Like I said, vinyl would not have been my first choice of siding on this house, but that's what the HO wanted. So, we had to make sweet lemonade out of those sour lemons.
I think using the 20' fluted outside corner posts, the window mantels, gable corbels and pediments, along with the white j-channel around the windows blending in with the wide wrapped casings.... helped out a LOT taking away the typical "vinyl" siding look.
Over all, I think it came out pretty darned nice.
Thanks Randy! :thumbsup:Looks very nice John.:thumbsup: I love the trim on a lot of these old houses. specially on the inside.
It's a product I've used MANY times. The company used to be called Miami Foundry. All they make (or used to make) were scallops, shapes and various shakes. What I really like about them is they have a pretty large color selection, have paintable versions, and more importantly, they are designed to hang like siding. It's nearly impossible to find any seams once the product is up. You simply can NOT find them looking straight on.Very nicely done.
Luckily,the aluminum installers left the gingerbread,and other decorative bracing in place.I've seen it completely removed to ease the installation of
aluminum way too many times.Also window sills were cut and casings were
always jumped so the siding could run right up to the window openings.
Kind of gave it what I called a factory look.
What product did you use for the scalloped area?
The place looks great. I hunted down and bookmarked the Foundry's website. Some of the biggest hurdles always seems to be finding just the right products.It's a product I've used MANY times. The company used to be called Miami Foundry. All they make (or used to make) were scallops, shapes and various shakes. What I really like about them is they have a pretty large color selection, have paintable versions, and more importantly, they are designed to hang like siding. It's nearly impossible to find any seams once the product is up. You simply can NOT find them looking straight on.
Quite unlike some of the products like the CertainTeed stuff, which goes together like a jigsaw puzzle and is REAL temperature dependent on where you float the overlaps. So much so, they used to put a digital stick on thermometer on the back of each piece. If you didn't get it perfect, the seams and overlaps would show up and stick out like a sore thumb whenever it got really hot or cold.
Anyway, several years ago, Miami Foundry was purchased by the Mid-America/Tapco group. They changed the name to just The Foundry. I was worried that they would change everything, but other than adding some REALLY bad looking stone panels, they've left all of the MF profiles intact.
They use over a HUNDRED different molds. So, IMHO.... they have some of the best, most realistic looking shapes, scallops and shake panels on the market.
Thanks.... Shane. It was totally their choice for sure, but I thought it worked too. The only help I threw in, was the choice of roof shingles. And as it was, the roof they ended up with, was only my second or third choice.... LOLGreat job.:thumbsup:
Bold choices on the colours, but they work nicely.
LOL.... yeah I wanted to go with something else as well. But, with good wall preparation, lots of shimming (the old girl threw us a few hiccups, that's for sure), some arduous planning, a very nice panel (as vinyl goes) and frankly.... some of the best installers around, made it all come together.I didn't think vinyl could look like that! :blink:
All nostalgic, like.