Exterior cladding
Urban Renewable
April 17, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I am trying to choose exterior cladding options, color and windows for a micro-loft unit in a northern climate. Low maintenance is required and I would prefer to stick with metal and wood. For the wood, I am thinking "Lifetime" or a stain, no paint. The elevation shown is the south facing side. The opposite side will not get much light or opportunity to dry out, however it faces several single family residences which are mostly clad with painted cedar shakes. The lofts are 12x30x24 with a roof top deck. Any input is appreciated, thanks.
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Photos of the neighborhood would be useful.
April 17, 2014 at 8:22AM   
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Urban Renewable
The address is 2374 & 2368 Hunter Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, google map is probably the best solution. It is an infill housing project located behind two duplexes.
April 17, 2014 at 8:47AM   
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Interesting project. The location is too far north for any experience I have with siding and windows to be appropriate. You might try reposting with a different subject heading such as "Exterior cladding and window options for Nova Scotia?"
April 17, 2014 at 9:18AM      Thanked by Urban Renewable
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Dytecture
Metal or stucco would provide a more contemporary feel.
April 17, 2014 at 3:48PM   
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Gravitas, Inc.
Maintenance free means metal to me. I don't get the impression from flying the street in google that you have any restrictions. Search "western rib metal siding". That's been one of my favorites lately. You can do it horizontal, vertical, pre painted, or let it rust, and any combination. Maybe some dark greys on the body, then punch a color on the entry.
April 17, 2014 at 3:55PM   
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Summit Falls
Hardie makes a smooth panel that can be installed with a metal trim in their commercial line. good looking and economical
April 17, 2014 at 4:23PM   
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Murphy Mears Architects
We used the Hardie Panel product with Fry Reglet reveal channels on our Zaguan House project. We were happy with the way it turned out. It was very easy to cut the channels and panels as needed to adjust the overall grid to align with the Architectural elements. We installed the system as a rain-screen, with a secondary drainage plane behind it, and I'm guessing you'd need to consider a similar method if you install it in your locale.
April 17, 2014 at 4:38PM   
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