Board and Batten Siding
New siding & exterior renovations
Not too long ago we did an extensive exterior renovation project for a home located on five acres in Sonoma County. This was a large, two-story home with a detached three-car garage. When the owners purchased the home, it was in poor condition and needed a lot of TLC inside and out. They had finished remodeling the interior and turned to Thompson Construction, Inc. to update the exterior. The owners had big plans for putting their personal touch on their new home.
New siding, new look
Originally, the home’s exterior had a traditional farmhouse look: window shutters, vertical siding, and decorative beams. At the time of purchase, the home inspector had identified the siding as a problem. The new owners wanted to do more than replacing the siding, they wanted to create a more modern look that still paid homage to the home’s rural setting.
It took a four-man crew and a forklift to remove all the old siding. We then installed a durable Hardie board siding around the entire house and garage. Hardie board has a better fire rating than other siding products, making it a great option for those living in the country. To give the home a more contemporary feel, the owners decided to use vertical battens to create simple, modern lines. We also enlarged the front steps, which now lead to a beautiful pair of double doors. We replaced the old wooden handrails surrounding the porch with stainless steel cables. The end result is a bright, modern entryway that makes an impression.
In the back of the house, we expanded the deck and built underlit stairs leading down to the pool. We also built a firepit into the deck, creating a backyard that’s peaceful and perfect for entertaining.
The size of the homemade this a major exterior renovation project, and the owners had just gone through the hassle of remodeling the interior. We made every effort to clean the worksite at the end of the day and minimize the disruptions for the homeowners. Happily, they were able to stay in their home during the course of the project.