The exterior of our new cottage is changing once again! Soffits and fascia board are being installed, and a few panels of exterior siding are now in place. This material is James Hardie board, a fiber-cement product. The top floor will have siding, and the rest of the house will be trimmed out in brick. Thin vertical planks will be added to the siding for a board-and-batten look. You can see that shingle siding adds a little bit of character to the peak above the guest bedroom windows. By the way, the tan colors shown are the prime coats straight from the factory and are not representative of the final house color.
And if you look closely, you’ll see that we have our new front door installed! It is mahogany wood with six panes of wavy glass. It will get a coats of stain and sealer later on.
We have had a lot of wet weather and that has been slowing down exterior progress this week. The county inspector was paying a visit today, ensuring that the rough-ins for electrical, plumbing, and heat/air were installed according to building codes. Inside work can proceed now that this critical inspection is over!