With window installation complete it is time for the exterior siding to go on. Our architect, Nathan Cooprider, designed an interesting exterior that uses vertical siding, horizontal siding and shingles. The siding used was a fiber cement product called Hardie board siding. Some areas of the house have both vertical and horizontal siding which is separated with wood trim. The thickness of the trim requires that the vertical siding be bumped out. Trim is then added to the vertical siding to create a board and batten look. Hardie shingle siding was used for the shingle area in front above the entryway. The Exterior Siding Gallery shows the various installation stages which took three weeks to complete. The next step is selecting the exterior colors. But that is a story for another post.