Dirty Little Secret~!

I have a

dirty little secret

about my home...

it is showing signs of rot!

Our home is only 15 years old but has real wood siding on the upper story and now we are having it all removed...
Trent, my young and cute, handy dandy handyman
 We are having all the white trim wrapped with white aluminum and new soffets put in...
New soffets and white aluminum wrapped trim
Before: old wood and soffets
 And the guys are putting up low maintenance vinyl siding and fishscale!
Before: The original wood
Stripped of it's rotting wood and getting the white wrapped in aluminum
With the fishscale!

When my contractor gets it all done, I will share with you the finished house, but so far, it is looking great and so crisp and clean. It's my dream to have some fishscale on my home and it's finally coming true!

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  1. Love it ! ! I never knew it was called Fishscale. Thanks for your posts, they so inspire me !

  2. Hi Terry, it's looking great! We need to do this too. Our windowsills out on the north side of the house are a mess. LOVE the fishscale. can't wait to see how it looks finished. thanks for linking up to VIF!

  3. That fishscale looks great!! I'll be waiting for the full reveal!

  4. my house is getting painted next week, svelte sage from Sherwin Williams...my fish scales are over 100 years old, I love yours, great addition!

  5. Yay for breathing new life into the place! :) Happy renovating.

  6. My home is 100+ and has lots and lots of dirty little secrets! I'm holding out on hiring my very own very young and cut contractor and covering things up with caulk and paint ...

    Looks fabulous!



  7. I know what you mean about only being 15 years old and having such wear on trim. Our home is 13 years old and we have to really keep up on the maintenance. Our big garage door needs replaced this year. We have the fish scale on a peak at the front of our home and I love it too. All the work you are doing is going to be so worth it.

  8. Can't wait to see it when it's all done. We have been battling dry rot for years. We take care of one side of the house and a couple of years later, we have it somewhere else. They don't call it the money pit for nothing!

  9. Great touches Sometimes wood just doesn't weather well depending on where you live. We need to replace our wood siding, too. It's original to the house, but we can't afford it!!

  10. im in denial about our dirty little secrets. LOL yours looks great.

  11. Love the fishscales!!!!
    Can't wait to see the reveal!

  12. Your small changes have made such a beautiful impact!
    dee dee

  13. I love the fish scale! We have cedar shingles on our house (only 1 year old) but I know that it will take maintenance and we will have to re-side the house in 20ish years. So sorry for the trouble it is causing you, but at least it looks adorable now:)


  14. We got the exact thing done a few years ago and love it. Good luck. Love your house. I'm a new follower stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch.

  15. What a nice transformation from rotting wood to maintenance easy materials. It's going to look great when it's all done.

  16. Looking great, Terry - I can't wait to get my personal tour!


  17. Dirty little secrets are also called "the joys of home ownership". Your project is looking great. I have never heard them called fishscales before. In our area we call them shakes.

  18. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  19. Don't you just love how fresh it all looks now? Same problem here. Our home is 35 yrs old & made of all wood and stone. We live in the woods, so that doesn't help and the woodpeckers & carpenter bees have been doing a number. We have been in the process of replacing it with cement board. It's a slow process since it's really costly.

  20. Congrats your post was the most viewed at Sunday's Best Features!

  21. Wow, I had no idea wood would rot so quickly! We just finished renovating a 1900 Victorian and had a lot of rot, but I expected it there. Wish I could have added some fish scale trim at the peak of the gable, it look fabulous! Thanks for sharing at my1929charmer!

    Here's our Victorian - http://www.sopocottage.com/

    Laurel at SoPo Cottage


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