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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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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.


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.

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