10. Siding or Exterior Lath

With the roof in place, the siding of the home can be installed to finalize the home’s enclosure. The main purpose of these materials is to protect the house from external elements, so many precautions are taken to ensure they do.

To protect the wood framing from moisture, an exterior lath is installed over a weather-resistant asphalt-impregnated felt or black paper sheet. Any decks are also waterproofed, and your general contractor makes certain that every wood member is safely protected.