This is where we started working on raising the roof, the back door was totally exposed to the sun and rain and it just wasnt very hospitable or useful.
The old roof line was a hodge podge of roof lines and low overhangs that also leaked. The old siding was a mix of old shingles and oak planking.
Once we raised the roof we then had exposed OSB and though the rest of the exterior of the house looked pretty good the back was an eye sore and needed to be weathered in.
The new roof line and Hardi-Plank siding looks so much better even though it isnt painted yet. Next spring we will replace all of the kitchen windows and we still need to finish the trimming and caulking before we paint but it came out pretty nice we think.
You can see the gable vent here and the covered porch. The red thing at the bottom of the kitcken bay window is just a wooden access door and I have no idea why anyone would paint it red.
We like that the lap siding retains an older look in keeping with the rest of the house.
A little more hospitable ne'?