Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Project in Progress

Today we removed 18" feet of aluminum siding from the south side of our home; checked the wiring, signs of any infestations and insulation and found no problems! Four panels of 1/2" polystyrene insulation board were nailed to the exterior. T-1-11 primed siding - bought at auction for a savings of $545 - will finish the job.

Notice the metal flashing turned back above the insulation board. In mobile homes, this is attached to the header PRIOR to the roofing; which explains why most exterior remodels retain the 4-6" metal flashing/siding & tuck the new siding beneath it.

Once we strip the entire home of its aluminum siding we'll continue the process pictured above. Along the way we have 6 more windows to install and must remove and re-install our new entry/storm door. ALL of this must be completed within the month so professionals can install our insulated metal roof.

Our new gas furnace was installed Sunday by our neighbor so Sweetie will be extra warm this winter. Our propane wall furnace will remain as a back up for heating when the electric goes out.

THEN, we rebuild the deck; gravel the drive & expand our west side parking area; haul scrap and maybe sit a spell in July. Gardening, lawn mowing, a field to brush hog, and extra curricular activities will fill out our days. But, they're good days and more and more we're reminded of that!

Take care everyone! Treesong


SHARON said...

So, I take it that you and Sweetie are feeling better? Hope so.
Yes, tasks like these are part of the joys of owning a home, aren't they.

Sixbears said...

Nice! Good idea. Should be snug and easy to heat. Bet it'll look a lot better too.

SciFiChick said...

WoW, You guys have sure been busy. I'm tired just reading this one!

Bustednuckles said...

You two are busier than a paper hanger in a hurricane!