So it has been a couple of weeks since my last post. Call it my blog summer vacation. I wasn’t actually on vacation…quite the contrary…it has been a busy few weeks.
We’ve been in the rough-in phase of the home construction which is always the busiest couple of weeks of the construction process. Many, many details have to accurately executed and planned for during this phase and it takes a lot of attention.
But enough about the rough-in phase…I’ll be doing the a more extensive discussion of the rough in phase soon enough, but I’m skipping over that now so that I can post a few siding pics. I’m pretty sure there are a couple of happy homeowners who are anxious to see siding pics.
There are several things that we do to prepare for the siding installation but I want to highlight just one here. Siding serves as a weather barrier for the home. Beneath the siding, you want a good backup plan to defend the home against moisture that might make it’s way past the siding.
Tyvek™ or other brands of house wrap are common in modern construction practice. But beyond house wrap, I’ve come to rely on this handy little product:
Specifically, I’m talking about the red window flashing tape that we wrap around every window. The tape is an extra measure of protection to keep weather elements from penetrating the exterior of the window frame and making its way into the home.
Here is a close up view:
And here is a photo of the house before siding where you can see we have taped each of the windows:
Ok, so I’ve held off long enough. Here are the siding pictures. The siding isn’t quite done but will be soon enough. These photos were from 7:40 pm tonight and the siding crew was just packing up for the evening. They don’t have much left to do but unfortunately there is enough left that they wouldn’t have been able to finish before they lost daylight.
I’ll be sure to post a few more with the completed siding job early next week. I’ll grab some in the daytime so they’re a little brighter. I wouldn’t have waited so late but I was really hoping they’d be finished.
For any curious onlookers, the siding is Revere Centennial Beaded collection and the color is Pebble. Shutters are black.