You do not know how bad I wish I could say that today we start siding.
After getting the doors trimmed out, time to start siding, right?
This huge pile of siding is going to stay a huge pile of siding for a while longer.
We still have to trim out each and ever single door and window with metal C Channel and flashing that does 2 things:
1. Hide ends of siding
2. Protect the Momplex from water drainage
And what a long, tedious job this turned out to be!
Remember we had just finished trimming out the garage doors with white composite trim?
Well, over that trim, goes the flashing and C Channel.
On top of the garages - and all doors and windows for the matter - goes this drip flashing. It basically protects the tops of your doors and windows from water, pushing water out the ends and front. The ends are cut and bent by hand, one at a time, with a pair of tin snips.
And then it's set on top of the opening and screwed in place. Take for granted that there's a good deal of silicone going in EVERYWHERE at each and EVERY step.
After the top drip edge strip goes on, the sides of openings are trimmed with C Channel - or J Channel? Sometimes they call it different names, but basically, it's metal flashing in a C or J shape (one edge elongated) so you can screw it to the building.
You can see that the siding itself gets tucked in there, so butt end cuts are hidden.
Is it FINALLY time to start siding???