Great property in a cosy little cul de sac in blocks from downtown Alpharetta.
We were hired by the owners (investors) to replace all the siding with new James Hardie fiber cement siding.
We use a moisture barrier to wrap the house - t protects against water and wind.
We follow James Hardie guidelines and to your right & below is a nice detail. Notice the square block (it's also made from Hardie fiber cement). To the right a light fixture will place more solidly, & at the bottom is a nicer finish than gaping holes.
The chimney needed sheathing (we saw where the wind over the years twisted it a bit - the framing wasn't enough) and spent almost an entire day on the chimney alone.