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Replacement of damaged clapboards and roof 'step-flashing'. The step flashing was installed over the top of the clapboards...this corrects a re-muddle of years past.
Having grown-up, and cut my teeth, in the renovation world has put me in a unique position to handle the challenges of restoration carpentry.
In older buildings it is important to honor past craftsmanship and design when performing restoration work.
I don't believe it is enough to just replace damaged components of a building...it is important to understand, and correct, the reason for the failure...the old adage that 'history repeats itself', couldn't be more true.
It is equally important to consider 'improvements' in building materials and take into account advances in building science when affecting changes/ modifications to older homes. Paramount is the consideration that not every advance in building material or science is appropriate for older structures...quite often implementing what appears to be 'improvements' actually causes irreversible harm to the building.
Note: how the clapboard spacing has been corrected and the flashing issue has been corrected. A trim board has been added to the side wall. This board has been designed to be removable and replaceable...the intent is to allow for future replacement of the roof without the need to disturb/ replace the siding.
Also interesting to mention the judicious use of siding material; red cedar weather boards where backsplash/ snow build up from the roof could occur, pine clapboards are utilized where threes no fear of degradation concerns. Wise use of resources.
All cuts a sealed prior to installation.
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