Cape Cod siding on James Street

MRB Coontracting, exterior finish, cladding, siding, Halifax North End, urban renewal

27 Sep 2012 Cape Cod siding on James Street

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The team split up this week to cover a calender full of projects. While a few of the guys went down to Kingsburg to begin framing Kingsburg 1, some remained in Halifax to finish up the exterior of the James Street project. For cladding we chose Cape Cod finished wood siding. It’s a locally sourced product that not only provides the long wearing benefits of wood siding, but also gives the house a beautiful facade.

MRB Coontracting, exterior finish, cladding, siding, Halifax North End, urban renewal

We’ve had a few people stop by and ask about the lattice. We use lattice to provide air movement behind the siding. We also use tar paper for its water wicking and breathability characteristics. The two work in tandem to keep water out and to allow airflow to dissipate any moisture that may enter.

MRB Coontracting, exterior finish, cladding, siding, Halifax North End, urban renewal

A table saw, compound miter saw, and a builders level are essential tools for this project.

MRB Coontracting, exterior finish, cladding, siding, Halifax North End, urban renewal

Moving steadily from the bottom on up, Andrew lines up another board and drives a stainless colour-matched nail to anchor it.

MRB Coontracting, exterior finish, cladding, siding, Halifax North End, urban renewal

Halfway up and we’re closer to finishing up one side. Check in with us often for photos of the completed project.