After looking at bare framing for months, it is a dramatic change to see the walls finally insulated and covered with drywall!
The roof and gutters for the second floor are now complete, which leaves only the roof and gutters for the front porch, and downspouts.
Some progress on the renovation continues, albeit slowly.
The roofing delay we experienced was mostly due to them running out of shingles. The shingle was a special order, and only part of the shipment arrived. So they stopped for a month or so while they waited for the rest to arrive.
Fortunately, it arrived last week, and they returned to finish the addition’s roof and proceed in the main house.
The roofing for the addition is finally complete. Well, almost.
Here’s a photo from a few days ago that shows the shingles are complete. The lead vent pipe flashing and the kitchen exhaust vent are also installed.
Today was an exciting day. Our custom Marvin windows arrived and were installed.
The roofer has finally started roofing the addition. This is a complex project that involves creating gutter troughs that are carefully pitched towards the downspout locations.
Water continues to be our enemy. The new basement has flooded twice more since the original flood.
After re-routing the sump pump into the existing discharge pipe, our front yard has become a swamp. Water constantly drains into the street from our discharge.
Work had been progressing at a good pace.
The street, driveway, and yard were patched and repaired after the water service was upgraded.
This morning, I met with our contractor and electrician to finalize the placement of can lights, switches, and outlets. We had done all of this in detail in the blueprint phase, which was an incredibly helpful process, but there are always a few tweaks.
One of the things I’ve realized is that internal structure (framing, joists, ductwork, etc.) can obstruct ideal placement.
The carpenters returned last week and have virtually completed the basement framing work. The plumbing rough-in is also nearly complete. Electrical work should begin next week.