This Weblog is about The Ayrs New Home in the San Juan Islands that is going to receive a new look inside and out.
The Home was built in the 60s and was constructed very well.
It's not always you get a project that is sound like this one.
I remember when 6" was the standard in ceilings in the 70s . Then in the 80s there was 12" in the ceilings. Today the code is R-49 or about 24". Not a lot I can do about the walls at this point,but Insulate with R-13 3-1/2" where ever I have opened the walls. Some is better than the 1-1/4" that are currently in the exterior walls. Here's a short video of the Blow-in happening. The sun came out for a few minutes just in time to show it in the hose.
Well the first of November will be here Thursday, and the day light saving time will fall back this week if I am correct. So going to loose an hours sleep and the daylight will be gone sooner. This week the new gutters will be installed on Wednesday. With the rain here now I will be looking forward to seeing this be done as I'm sure Roy and Deb feel the same.
Monday we have the R-49 blow-in insulation being installed. The wiring in the attic is complete in preparation for future work we will be doing in the master bath. There are still some loose ends out there but we will pick them up when time and weather allows now. The push for now is the up stairs. Friday we finally turned up the heat and started to do some sheet rock install. It's been down right cold in the mornings and the heat is needed now for the sheet rock work, texture and painting so we can get the new kitchen cabinet's installed. The the flooring and trim. We furred out the walls in the new big room in the basement and install the hearth which had never been installed sense 1966. The room is going to be very nice. The old stair placement really took up and lot of room and now it is open and well be a great place to be with the fire place a Vodka drink or glass of Wine with some relaxing music or a good book. Well that about all the time I have for updating you. Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings and look at the changes we are making to the custom designed home by owners and builder.
Not much time this morning to do any explaining of the pictures. they can speak for them selves. The one thing I will mention is the crescent wrench found nail to the stud to support the shut off valve for the water to the washing machine that was discovered. I love finding these treasures.
Deb has been doing great job with her landscaping in the front.The rocks she had brought in are perfect and you can see that it really shows where the property lines are setting the home off with privacy.
Well the timing couldn't have been better.
The roof was stripped ,sheathed and papered on Thursday.Monday the new steel roof will start to be installed.
There were many things that took place this last week. The new front window entry Bamboo Glass was installed just making it an awesome thing from the inside out the outside.When I took the picture of the glass I didn't realize It was taken sideways. This happens when holding the camera that I am still getting use to.So you will have to turn your head to see the glass.
We did some final tractor work around the site and worked on the berms, Deb's parking place and area where we will inclose the breezeway making a small bathroom and new steps to the back door with a large window we took out from the living room and add a slider. Of course Tucker is there in the picture as he is involved in every step too.
It was a busy week with finishing the new eve over hang and extensions. The Steel as been ordered and should be in this coming Wednesday. Mick from Champion Roof with his crew could be stripping the old shakes of as soon as Tuesday and prepping for the new steel. There are still a few things to work on with the shed roof above the Sun Room. Jack and I will will address that come Monday morning and then we are off the roof totally. The weather sure has been great for this time of year and I'm praying it's going to hold on through out next week allowing us to get the New Roof finished and ease Roy's concerns. Deb bought a covered portable car garage that we have put up and moved all the tools into in preparation for Washington's liquid sun that will make it's appearance AFTER the roof is on. Here's some more pictures including good Boy Tucker. Thanks for checking out the progress.
He's just waiting for the next rabbit to show..... ha
The stairwell roof now extends over the stair well 6' to give a new look and protect the stairwell from weather, it will have a sky-lite with the Lexan panel we will be using on the front entry. Here's afew pictures of the framing for the extension.