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Rain Screening - A Vancouver Special Renovation


Now that we've finished with the installation of the Tyvek (waterproofing) and strapping, we were ready to start with the siding. There are a number of different types of metal siding to go with, but which one would look best? In this case, we decided to go with a wider offset, just to make sure that the front didn't look too busy. We were going to keep the brick (eventually painted), so if we were to go with the 2" or 6" corrugated metal siding, the front would look a little chaotic. We worked with a local manufacturer to figure out our options, and decided on 12" panel, held by a rivet system. The panel system went on well, but it's was much more time consuming, due to the rivets requiring more care. We're left with the balcony railing, new downspouts, door, and paint.

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Fellow Renovator on Jun 3, 2012 8:04 PM posted:
Hi- Your renovation looks terrific! Quick question for you - how did you find the company to do the siding and install? A lot of the companies I've seen seem to feature older, less interesting siding options.
IAM Colin on Feb 10, 2014 4:09 AM posted:
Vancouver renovation really looks amazing.Different types of metal siding is use in Vancouver homes but we should go with wider offset to make sure that front did not look too busy.
Nick on Mar 23, 2017 5:31 AM posted:
This soffit looks very nice! How often do you need to paint or varnish? I really enjoy when board goes long way (along the wall), or at least there is enough space around it like here (on the first picture), between edges.

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