The goal of this project was to transform the clients vinyl sided home into a beautiful character home. As part of this project the front porch was opened up and the back porch replaced with a deck to allow more light into the home, as well as to change the overall appearance of the house. The clients also desired that the house be green while low maintenance, as such CertainTeed fibre cement siding was used as well as vinyl wood hybrid windows. The CertainTeed fibre cement siding does not rot or require regular repainting and is thus low on maintenance and environmental cost. The vinyl/wood hybrid windows offer the best of both worlds. The beauty of natural wood on the interior of the window, with the durability and weather resistance of vinyl on the exterior. The project involved the construction of a completely new rainscreened building envelope, the residing of the entire house, the installation of new faschia, soffits, gable trim, window and door casings, ban boards, and the installation of new doors and windows.