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Well – OK – we actually like vinyl… as in the round black records that spin around and release groovy music. Sam and Elizabeth still have milk crates of these stored in their house along with some long-neglected (but much-beloved) turntables.

Nostalgia aside, vinyl is actually a plastic that, while durable and affordable, is not particularly good for the environment. It shows up all the time in the world of construction and, sometimes, might be the best option for a particular job. We like to look for other options, and we LOVE to remove it as exterior siding – which is what we are up to this week.

Take a look at the in-progress photos of our crew removing white vinyl siding from a 100 year old home in East Vancouver. What looked like an 1980s home is starting to show some of its character. This is being aided by the addition of some facade improvements such as gable supports and dental detailing, window trim, and a salvaged front door. We’re really pleased with the progress to-date and look forward to restoring more of the heritage features of this home.

Sam in mid vinyl removal.

Sam in mid vinyl removal.

The white vinyl is coming down to reveal the gorgeous 100 year old cedar lap siding.

The white vinyl is coming down to reveal the gorgeous 100 year old cedar lap siding.

Here is the house with the vinyl removed and refurbished facade details. We can't wait to paint this beauty!

Here is the house with the vinyl removed and refurbished facade details. We can't wait to paint this beauty!