Steven rescues the house from a mistake

11 am Saturday morning after New Year’s. The framers are trying to get ahead of the job by starting to nail up the Hardieboard siding on the new garage structure.

But … it’s the wrong siding.

We specced 7-inch reveal Hardieboard lap siding with a bevel — the same material used on the house.

Above, the board that the framers are nailing up is flat stock with an oversized joint, completely different from the house. 

This is what the siding should be -- overlapped, creating an angle, not flat stock.
This is what the siding should be — overlapped, creating an angle, not flat stock.

Steven called Ron. Ron spoke with Lorenzo, one  of the two framers onsite at Emerald Hill. We asked Lorenzo to stop. Ron is going to call to get the correct lap siding delivered, the wrong siding picked up and shipped off, and the siding that is already nailed up on the back wall of the garage is going to have to come down.

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