Better-Looking Siding for Portland Home

By Gabriel Callaway

October 8, 2021

Maintaining your siding is essential to protecting your home, as well as for your home’s appearance. It shields your home from harsh weather conditions and elements like wind, snow, and rain. To add to that, it shields your home from water, outside debris and dirt. These elements can pose some serious damage to your home if not for the protection of your sidings. Just Imagine what can happen if your siding is damaged and is not doing its job. 



Preparations for Siding Installation

Before installing the new sidings, we had to make sure that the materials of the surface are damage-free. This part is crucial if you want your siding to last for a long time. If there are untreated problems such as mold on the layers of wood under your siding, it’ll easily spread to the newly installed siding, consequently you’ll need to have it replaced again.

So for this stage of the process, we removed one layer of wood siding. Then, we proceeded with inspecting the sheeting for rot and damage. Once that was settled, we replaced some plywood where it’s necessary.

Moreover, we Installed Vapor barrier per manufacturer's specifications on the siding area being replaced. Then, the Hardie Trim was around windows, doors and corners. And last but not the least, we placed Z-metal above windows and doors.


Now, onto the main stage of the process. We installed a pre-primed HardiePlank Lap Siding Select Cedarmill, which measures 8.25 `` to match the current one. Along with this new siding is a James Hardie 30 Year JAMES HARDIE MATERIAL WARRANTY. The homeowner definitely got his money’s worth with this one.

Some of the last but equally important steps that we did is to apply QSI Quad Max caulking and we did a magnet sweep for fasteners used.



For a foolproof solution to your current roofing and siding problems, Boss Exteriors has got you covered. Call us now at 503-732-7663, and we will make sure you get the best roofing services you deserve.

Gabriel Callaway

About the author

Before Boss Exteriors, Gabe had his first company Callaway Construction Company for about 8 years. He started out of necessity to provide for himself and his family. Being self-taught, he was running everything solo for a couple of years in the beginning, and was doing all sorts of services. From flipping homes and doing all kinds of interior remodelling and contractor work, he recently shifted gears completely and niched down mostly to roofing, which is what Boss Exteriors is now. Channeling all his experience in being a general contractor for almost 10 years, he's now funnelling his expertise into the mastery of roofing to give customers an even better service and experience.

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