Home Makeovers With Modern Siding And Details For A Custom Design


If the exterior finishes of your home are old and worn, it is time for renovations. The exterior can be refinished with new siding, which will give you more options for design and details. You may want to add more custom features to the exterior of your home when new siding is installed. The following home makeover guide will help you restore a deteriorating exterior with new custom siding.

Preparing the Existing Exterior for New Siding

The existing finishes may be damaged, aged, and deteriorating. There are several options to prepare exterior finishes, so they may not need to be torn off. Work that you need to do to prepare existing exterior finishes may include the following:

  • Remove all moldings around windows and doors
  • Make any changes to openings
  • Inspect for rot and water damage that need repairs
  • Install battens and sheathing
  • Update all the walls with weather straps
  • Add structural screws to exterior walls where they are needed

When you cover the existing finishes, it will provide backing for the new siding, as well as reducing costs. This is the easiest way to install new siding on the exterior of your home. 

Installing the Moisture Barrier and Insulation Walls

The siding is going to need a moisture barrier. This is to protect the materials beneath the siding from moisture, as well as to improve the thermal barrier. Today, this is done with modern housewrap materials. A few things that need to be done when installing new housewrap materials include the following:

  • Cover corners to eliminate cracks
  • Tape all the seams of the housewrap
  • Use impermeable tape around all window and door openings

The installation of new housewrap materials will help prevent moisture problems and improve energy efficiency. The housewrap will also help prevent air leaks that cause energy loss and cold drafts in the winter. 

Choosing the Style of Siding for Renovations

The siding that you have installed on your home can be different than plain lap siding. There are all sorts of options for custom siding styles, including the following:

  • Custom lap siding
  • Wood shake finishes
  • Board-and-batten siding
  • Contemporary siding panels

The different siding styles can be combined to create the custom finish you want. If you want a craftsman-style architectural design, use various siding styles to create the custom finish you are trying to achieve.

New siding can renew the exterior of your home with an attractive design. Talk to a siding contractor about some of these options to give your home a new custom finish.


27 January 2021

An Amazing Transformation

When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.