Real eye candy!
KITCHEN – NORTH CORNER – BEFORE
KITCHEN – NORTH CORNER – AFTER
The new back door in the kitchen, roughed in:
The view from the door:
The actual door that we’ll put there:
The upstairs demolition for rotted siding:
The replaced studs and siding boards:
Some of the outside work:
The new yellow lumber is a map of how the rainwater and other moisture traveled through the walls, and where it settled, over 15 years. Believe it or not, Jason says he has seen worse, and in a newer home.
Three days. Jason and Reed worked three days and have completely rebuilt the back siding. Tomorrow (and likely into next week) they sheath it with Tyvek, replace the foam insulation panels, and put the vinyl siding back up. Also fabricate the sheet metal wrapping for the eave and install it, thus stopping future water damage.
Then they move around to the other sides of the house, which have less damage.
We’re thrilled, of course, at this critical progress. But even more thrilled to have landed with these particular builders who seem to have a preternatural grasp of our requirements. Also, it turns out Jason is a wizard and a fanatic where it comes to weatherproofing — which is exactly the focus of this work. And they’re professional, friendly, down-to-earth, and efficient. And it actually seems like he cares about our outcome, and is as generous with his advice and ideas as Mark had been.
We’re thrilled that we’ll have so much additional light from that new back door; thrilled that this work now opens our way to progress on so many other things, including the bathroom, the upstairs floorplan, the electrical….
Jason’s iPad app for recording measurements: