Installing 2-6 inches of metal flashing at the base of the walls coupled with two feet of corrugated metal provides extra protection.
Using metal flashing with a rust patina helps it blend with the stained siding.
This mountain cabin uses a rusted metal look to provide clearance at the base of its siding.
Trimming the wood siding exposes the concrete foundation for protection against accumulating embers.
Corrugated metal can be a cost effective material that is easy to install at the base of walls.