Thursday, November 25, 2010

Off with the old....

By the time the roof is on we are enjoying our first Fall at home in 4 years. The last 3 years we had been up North and the year before that we were living in Scotland. And lucky for us the weather couldn't have been better, and we were able to enjoy the great outdoors. We also were able to keep working on the house well into the evenings and week-ends. We wanted to get as much done on our own to save money.

Our next big project was to take off the old siding, as we needed to get the outside of the house ready for insulation.

With the oldest section of the home we couldn't insulate from inside as the walls are all plaster and we had no desire to take them down. So off came the old siding and our construction crew added 3 inch planks around the house so that there would be something to attach the new siding to once the spray foam went on. They also wanted to spray the foundation of the old house, as spraying in the crawl space under the house is not an option. So we started digging a trench around the house while we are at it.

Meanwhile the crew got busy on recreating the bay window. While it won't be the original I am happy to know that we are trying to rebuild it to look identical.

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