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Week_9 July 27th_ July 31st

Huge week! green tag on framing inspection! This means we can move onto insulation and drywall!
As the project comes closer and closer to completion, the days have begun to run together, and delays bear that much more of a burden on the team. Although a few steady days of rain may have been a nice break from the heat, with a deadline to meet, the set-back was not so welcome after all. Luckily, after a delivery of cedar siding, the team routed out long lengths of 1x12’s to create an interlocking, “ship-lap” pattern with an aim to keep water from seeping behind the boards. The team made an additional precaution by sealing the back side of the boards, as well as applying a coat of stain to the outside face. The stain has two functions. It not only looks good, but serves the function of protecting the wood from the elements. How cool is that?

With the rain gone and the cedar fully prepared, the team applied the cedar to the upper portion of the house above the old, white, washboard siding. The contrast between the two colours emphasizes the relationship between the old and the new, a key concept utilized in the construction of the new house. More tasks completed include sealing and staining the soffits (the boards in-between the white rafter-tails that protrude from the house) as well as sanding and scraping the last bit of paint off of the hardwood floors.
Soid, alex and sarah dis a great job installing the metal siding and the finished wall looks fantastic. The windows came in this week and Jevon swung by to lend an experienced hand in installing them.

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