Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest - View Single Post - Homeowner 1 : Woodpecker 0
View Single Post
Old October 14th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #1
kb8ymf
Not as old as Whiterhino
 
kb8ymf's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-01-06
Location: Dryden,Mi.
Posts: 1,112
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Default Homeowner 1 : Woodpecker 0

For some of you that live in wood house know all too well the familiar sound of Woody Woodpecker boring away at your house. I've lived with this for quite some time. I've had Woody put holes large enough that a squirell figured he'd take up residence in my attic. It took three weeks to that S.O.B. out of my attic. Then there's the 30 holes in the side of my house that I patch every few weeks.
And as woodpeckers are a federally protected species, there's not a whole lot you can do............but is there! I finally got my revenge as you'll see.

I started with the garage this fall to see how this whole project was going to look and to see how much work it really entailed.
I installed what is typically know as barn steel on my house. I had plenty of 'You're doing WHAT' comments but now that I've got the garage completed, I think I like it, alot.
I'm doing it in stages and the front of the house, with new front door and stone veneer facade is next up.

Before picture of the garage. Typical reverse board and batton design. Stain on house required re-staining every 3-5 years depending on which direction it faced. The southern sun side lasted 3 years tops before it faded to brown.
You can see some of the faded stuff behind the wood.

You can also see that we did steel roof a few years back and it was the best investment we made to the house, except of course the latest modification in which I also get to 'retire my paint brushes and sprayer' now. And No, when it rains it doesn't sound like a tin can in the house.



During:


After:
The blue trim around the windows and the roof belt line were custom bent pieces. I designed them and the steel manufacturer bends them up to your specs. This lent itself to being able to dress the window trim up besides using typical 'J' channel that is used most often.






Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	side bwefore.jpg
Views:	530
Size:	84.0 KB
ID:	111297   Click image for larger version

Name:	garage_side_before.jpg
Views:	528
Size:	70.0 KB
ID:	111298   Click image for larger version

Name:	straight_on_side.jpg
Views:	535
Size:	82.5 KB
ID:	111299   Click image for larger version

Name:	side_after.jpg
Views:	532
Size:	87.1 KB
ID:	111300   Click image for larger version

Name:	front_after.jpg
Views:	531
Size:	62.0 KB
ID:	111301  

Click image for larger version

Name:	rear_garage_after.jpg
Views:	505
Size:	72.4 KB
ID:	111302  

Last edited by kb8ymf; October 14th, 2013 at 12:27 PM.
kb8ymf is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.10376 seconds with 21 queries