We recently completed a window and siding project on McCully Mountain (outside of Lyons, OR) to uncover and remedy water intrusion issues.
The wall we are working on faces W/SW and gets really hit with wind and rain. Great view, though (even nicer on a sunny day!)
Before shot of the big windows (four of these total)
After digging, we found “friends” that moved in because of the moisture intrusion. Some ants and dampwood termites were having fun. Fortunately, Jeremy from Bug Shield came right up and did a treatment. He will do one more after we make repairs and before we cover it back up.
Moving along. We are going to install smaller windows, many non-venting in the same areas. Triple pane, super low-e Milgards.
A true rainscreen system over wrap with flashings and then Hardieplank lap siding with primed cedar trim will be used for maximum protection.
We used the Coravent rainscreen products to provide a drainable airgap between the back of the siding and the wrap
Here are some final shots of the project with Hardieplank and primed cedar trim, fully finished inside and out.