We got our siding delivered and Ronnie spent the day laying it all out so he could prime the backside before we hang it. There is a slight gap left for air movement when its hung so this just helps to ensure no water damages it and to help deter bugs from boring into it.
Back side all primed and ready to be hung.
This is pine lap siding also known as #105 pine siding.
Windows being framed in. We extended the trim all the way down to the bottom of the trailer to give it a clean look.
We used our compact table saw to rip standard 2X4s into rough cut trim for the windows. They came out really nice looking. Better than the trim we found at the hardware store.
We borrowed a compound miter saw from my brother in law. It made such nice neat cuts. We used it to cut the trim true on the ends and make all the cuts needed.
I primed all the trim with a good exterior oil based primer we got at Sherman Williams.
Back of the house trimmed and primed.
We cut and hung the fascia boards also. We used 1/2 inch plywood. We
cut a small rail for the underside and then covered the front to
completely close it in.
Fascia boards primed and ready on the right side.
Fascia boards primed and ready on the left side.
We used the scrap leftover strips from where Ronnie ripped the 2X4s down as furring strips.
This helps leave a very thin gap between the siding and the outer wall for air flow.
We were able to add the OSB to the front of the house, over the porch. We put the house wrap up and have gotten most of the trim pieces ready but didn't have enough time to get them in place and primed. Next step, finish that up and get ready to side! :)