The next step was to install the siding. I chose vinyl siding for its durability, cost and ease of installation.
Most houses use Tyvek waterproof wrap as a moisture barrier. The issue with that is that I read that using Tyvek subjects a building to a greater risk of trapping condensation inside and promoting mold. That’s especially a concern with a small space as we have here. So I opted for a more breathable wrapping with the tar paper.
I got all light blue siding so it would have a Mediterranean feel as well as not absorb too much sun to keep the cooling costs down. It’s more or less summer here in Texas from around May until October so avoiding heat is more a concern than collecting it for winter.
When I was nearing the top, I realized I hadn’t known enough about siding at the time to order undersill. It turned out though that the overhang of the rafters were enough to tuck the siding into. And then I’ll cover that part with some 1×4 trim.