So I was bumming a little bit in my last post about the house. It wasn't the house that was bumming me as much as the added stress and juggling I had been doing. Although the stress is still there, I'm in much higher spirits this week. The end is near and things are really looking good.
Our Little Brick Box
Here is a video clip that shows you where we are in the construction process.
The guys from Rogers Custom Builders had a productive week.
Fiber Cement Siding
The exterior cladding is almost done. We are using a ton of fiber cement on the addition. Lap siding, board and batten and various trim pieces are being used. You may have heard of fiber cement referred to as Hardie Board. Hardie Board is the fiber cement manufactured by James Hardie. Although there are multiple manufactuers, Hardie Board is the type we are using on our house. I like this product because it is extremely durable, it will not rot, it resists termites, and it is non-combustible. It also accepts paint very well.
Here is a video clip in which I go through the various types of fiber cement we are using.
5V Crimp Metal Roof
We have been waiting on the metal roof to be installed for what seems like an eternity. It seems to be one delay after another. First it was that the roofing had been delivered, but the flashing and trim pieces were delayed. Then they discovered that only half of the roofing had been installed.
Well they finally showed up with the proper quantity of product and began install on Friday. They are half way done. Consequently, they only worked a half day. I guess I can't blame them for cutting out early on a Friday.
The interior really took a big step this week with the installation of the drywall. Interesting fun fact: architects refer to this as gypsum board or gyp board. But in the residential and everybody else world, people call it sheetrock or drywall. "Very interesting Steve," said nobody about my drywall fun fact.
This little video clip gives you a glimpse into the interior of the addition.
We Painted Our Storm Door
We have a ratty old storm door that is going to get replaced. But before we replaced it, we decided to use it as a guinea pig for the green paint we would like to use on our front door. I think we've settled on Sherwin Williams Great Green.
3 More Weeks
One phenomenon of home renovation is that the project schedule always gets delayed. Another phenomenon is that whenever you tell someone that you have X amount of weeks left with construction, they inevitably chuckle and say....X times 2.
Well you heard it here folks...I am confident that we will be 'substantially complete' in 3 weeks. Just in time for Thanksgiving. And we are planning on having family over for Thanksgiving so the pressure is on!
So what do you think about that green door?