Fascia board.

Spent part of today putting the fascia board on the back side of the house. Not too bad installing from a ladder, but the front side with the big overhang over the driveway will be more challenging. I’ll be doing it from a rented man lift. This is the through colored cement board that does not need painting….hopefully ever!

Fascia board and firring strips on north and east side of house.

Fascia board and firring strips on north and east side of house.

Cement board fascia with exposed fasteners detail.

Cement board fascia with exposed fasteners detail.

 

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Windows, and all dried in!

We finally got the windows in and had a carpenter hang the front and back door. The windows and front and back door frames are Sierra Pacific brand, aluminum clad wood windows. We chose to hang wood doors on the SP window frames for a specific look we like, as well as to not have so much “see-thru” into the house from the front door. There is a side light to the doors where one could see in.

We still need to get the garage door and man door next to the garage hung, so we are completely closed in and can get the house to warm up a bit for working on the inside during the winter.

Here are some photos…

First window (sliding glass door) going in.

First window (sliding glass door) going in.

great room windows at deck level.

great room windows at deck level.

House wrapped in black house wrap ready for window installation.

House wrapped in black house wrap ready for window installation.

Solid slab wood front door hung on aluminum clad wood frames that match the windows.

Solid slab wood front door hung on aluminum clad wood frames that match the windows.

Master bedroom windows in afternoon light.

Master bedroom windows in afternoon light.

Readying for windows

Not too much has happened since it’s hard to work when it’s butt cold out, windy with sideways rain,  and 87% humidity.

The gas fireplace in the great room was installed I am working toward getting the fascia ready for the finish material so we can get the fascia boards on and then the roof finished up with drip edge and the top of the chimney weather proofed.

I spent time lying on my stomach leaning over the edge of the roof putting furring strips on for the fascia cement board. The cement board needs air flow on both sides, so therefore requires the furring strips.

The masons put the stone on the chimney last week and E and I finished getting the rest of the exterior foam on the walls today and will put the remainder of the house wrap on tomorrow so windows can be installed on Monday and Tuesday.

The stone work on the chimney above the roof. The somae will be on the patio and inside the house int he great room.

The stone work on the chimney above the roof. The somae will be on the patio and inside the house int he great room.

The view while lying on my stomach over the edge of the roof attaching furring stips to the fascia.

The view while lying on my stomach over the edge of the roof attaching furring stips to the fascia.

The chimney framed before the stone went on .

The chimney framed before the stone went on .

E cutting more exterior foam out of windows on the house.

E cutting more exterior foam out of windows on the house.

Fireplace in the great room installed.

Fireplace in the great room installed.

After too much rain, wind and cold, this was the view while driving home.

After too much rain, wind and cold, this was the view while driving home.