This all started with a simple idea. My wife mentions that maybe we should 'think' about changing our windows. Seemed like a good idea. But why couldn't we just leave it at that, an idea. No we had to actually do it, crap!
Like a good DIY'er, of course I couldn't just do the windows. Why wouldn't I rip off the aging aluminum siding while I'm at it eh? Decided to do the full Monte and install Hardi Siding along with the windows. Thank good for small houses.
First some background... I've been chipping away at my house since buying it 10 years ago. Over the course of the last 2-3 years we got a little carried away and completely gutted the inside, removed walls, new kitchen, maple hardwood, and on and on. With the inside the way we want it why would we just want to live in the house and enjoy it for one summer? Nope that not our style, we like the chaos of a good reno.
I'm starting on the 'easy' side wall and am working my way around the house doing the front of the house last. My theory is it will keep me motivated to finish it that way and I'll get 'practiced up' by the time I get to the front.
I'm now 9 days in and have snapped a lot of pictures along the way.
Day 1 Hour 1. first snap a photo of the before and then attack the wall
I was left with a pile of aluminum. I took it to a Salvage Yard and they paid me $32. Spent it on beer.
Left with a bare wall, a fresh and clean slate.
to be continued...