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.
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.
The framers moved outside the house to start hanging the fiber cement siding from James Hardie — delivered 21 July, non-combustible, durable, smooth sided for the modern look we want.
It’s pre-primed a shade of yellow that is — ironically — a near-perfect match for the original exterior color painted on the original cedar siding that we removed after 50+ years of service.
Tasked by Mark and Ron from Ranserve, Jacquela and Jadin have a weekend job — picking out exterior paint colors for the house.
Above, Roberto, right, and Jonathan, left, work at the corner of the master bedroom. Below, Steven stepped through the windows off the master bedroom, onto the roof, to shoot this photo of the new siding, up close, nailed up across the front of the second floor.