Restoring this 1910 house to its former glory with a new set of shingles. Unfortunately, the former owners of this house had woefully neglected the routine maintenance required of cedar shingles: this house hadn't been painted or stained in over 25 years. Fortunately I saved and restored about half the siding on this house, but the western exposure, this side, which receives all the wind, sun and rain had to be completely replaced. With a modern rain-screen system (an air barrier, drainage plane, and a free-venting air space) installed under pre-stained shingles, this new facade should survive more than another century with regular maintenance.
This 1920's worker's bungalow was suffering from vinyl siding, ill-placed windows and an overall lack of charm. The addition of a portico, new windows and re-cladding the house in cedar shingles greatly improved the street-appeal of this little house.