The siding on this house was a combination of pre-stained western red cedar and hardi-panel. Rainscreen siding is becoming more common now and in the future some form of rainscreen will eventually be how all siding will be installed ( It is already code in Canada) The rainscreen version on this house was an open rainscreen meaning that the joints were open. What exactly is rainscreen siding?
For a more in-depth explanation on rainscreen siding, take a look at this article written by Kyle Keever in the Journal of Light Construction. His company Synapse Construction installed the rainscreen siding on this house and others that I have designed.
Below are some photos of the black stained cedar and hardi panel.
|Battons installed over Vaproshield WRB. Studio was |
built on top of existing garage
|Front of house. Black cedar open rainscreen. Flat panels are|
primed hardi panel that will be painted.
|New stairwell from back deck up to studio. Vaproshield|
installation in progress.
|Cedar open rainscreen on upper half of house. Hardi panel|
on lower have on the South side.
|Vaproshield installation on lower half of South Elevation.|
|Installation of Cedar open rainscreen on studio/garage|