Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Other Half

It's been a while since I've shown any of the work on the back half of the house.  It was never much to look at and the deck was in rough shape.  All but one of the posts had rotted off.
Things looked even worse when we added the garage and replace the patio door last fall.
The view got much worse last weekend when we removed the siding and the deck.  Luke also stripped the old shingles off the north side in anticipation of our impending kitchen addition.  
As with the other sides of the house we pulled down the buffalo board to replace the insulation and sheathing.  We discovered that the builders did not put vapor barrier behind the bathtub which led to a mold problem in the foam insulation.  This looks worse that it actually is; the mold was just against the outside wall, not all the way through.  But still, it needed to go.

After removing and crushing the insulation we framed the new bedroom window, put in new fiberglass insulation and nailed on the sheathing.  We boarded over the bathroom window, which will eventually be replaced by a sun tunnel.

Sunday night was all about running out of materials.  We were short 6" of Vycor flashing and about thirty feet short of house wrap.  But at least we were able to get the window in the bedroom.

We plan to start on the kitchen addition this coming weekend.  We're both anxious to get the structure framed so we can put a roof on the back of the house.

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