The last big thing to be completed on the exterior (that has to be done this season..) was the front porch roof & decorative wall above. Almost all of the old bungalow style houses in our neighborhood have some form of gingerbread siding. Scalloped, square (like ours), triangular, or a mix of the three. Ours were made of wood and badly weathered. This time around we’re replacing with scalloped instead of square, and using a long-lasting cement board product instead of wood. (more details when we get to this part of the project) Basic demo, then a few well measured cuts of plywood and we were all set. Sean covered with Safeguard weatherproofing just as he did on the entire roof, giving us extra mileage on both the wood base and the cement board. A few more steps to go before we’re all done.. as with many projects, one thing uncovered many. Oye.