Maeser The House On The Hill
So I wasn't planning on really doing anything to the exterior because of a lack in funds. But one day we had a ridiculous hail storm and it destroyed neighborhoods. I called the homeowners insurance and had them send their adjuster out to asses the damage. The roof was totaled and then depreciated for age and all the west facing siding had holes punched through it so they accounted for replacing that. I of course didn't want to replace it with siding. I wanted something that would withstand another crazy storm. I had a deductible and was offered the funds to do the work myself. So the payment of the insurance was enough for me to re roof the house as well as change the entire house to a cement board siding. Also known as hardi board. I t was nice to tear it apart because underneath was missing any type of moisture barrier. It was just stuck over the plywood. I tore all the siding off and wrapped in a felt tar paper to act as a moisture barrier. There were also places where when the addition of the garage was put on they had half covered electrical boxes. I removed and terminated those leads" Fire Hazard" to prevent any hazards. on the porch I framed out the boring simple 4x4s into tapered columns.
I had a crappy rotting deck here so we ripped it out and poured concrete. The good parts of the deck turned in to a rail fence around the property.