Maintenance Free Siding Replacement


Goodbye Woodpeckers! Hello Maintenance Freedom!

We recently completed a siding replacement and deck remodel project for Clients, Bob McKinley and Renee Hegerfield. This major facelift to their home in Spring Green included siding replacement and a deck replacement. We’re excited to share some of the details with you!

In replacing the home’s exterior wood siding, we may have angered several woodpeckers in the area. The birds had been using the McKinley/Hegerfield home as their sounding board… We put a hault to their damage, with new James Hardie fiber cement siding. And by implementing three styles of siding—vertical, shake, and lap siding—we took a truly innovative approach to emphasize the architectural beauty of the home.

As a foundation for the new siding, we first installed our rain screen system. The proactive rain screen keeps moisture at bay, with technology that sheds most of the rain and manages the rest. Because any wind-driven moisture drains away, condensation no longer forms behind the siding. It’s simple: by keeping exterior walls and insulation dry, moisture cannot invade and cause premature decay.

The windows didn’t need replacing, and we simply wrapped them all with James Hardie trim. And finally, we replaced the tired wood deck with Azek decking and railing. It’s maintenance free and fits the space perfectly.

Bob and Renee, thank you for choosing Frey Construction for your siding replacement and deck remodel. We know you’ll enjoy your beautiful and maintenance-free home—with the sounds of nature and woodpecker rat-a-tats on trees and not on the side of your house—for many years to come!