Friday, August 23, 2013

Mini Skirt

Before embarking on this whole siding adventure with the barn, there are many decisions that need to be made, and sometimes the decisions are the hardest part. One of these choices involved what sort of trim we wanted to have, and when it comes to choosing trim, the sky is the limit. There are issues of size, color, types of wood, etc. Early on we decided to install a skirt, which is a horizontal slab of wood that runs the perimeter of the barn, near the ground. Since siding incurs a lot of water damage, a skirt is more easily repaired/replaced than the siding, and it looks nice, as well. I, of course, asked everyone I knew what their opinion was, and they all pretty much said the same thing - it’s all a question of personal taste, i.e., it’s up to you. Thanks a lot. I did get a load of helpful advice from my Mentor, who not only has good taste, but is always uber-helpful. He informed me that the skirt is flush with the siding, which makes putting the siding up a whole lot easier, especially when you’re riding solo, because the siding boards rest on top of the skirt.

Anyway, before I could put up siding, I had to put up a skirt, and then a drip guard, but the process has begun. Sure, it ain’t much, but it’s a start, and that’s more than we had a month ago. Sometimes you have to look at the bright side, right?

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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