After my little scare that siding contractor Kevin might not be coming back things have been progressing nicely. He does really good work, repairs/replaces the wood around the windows where required, paints trim, moldings and so forth and best of all he really likes doing it. The new white cedar shingles look great and feel great to the touch too. The shingles are also premium quality, meaning no knots. We really got a deal on the siding for just under $14,000. Some extra wood work around the windows and of course the paint job is extra.