Thursday, October 13, 2011

Exterior update

It's hard to believe that it's been a little over a month since our little guy, Talmadge, came along! He's growing so fast!

I think it's time for me to get back to blogging, at least to update you all on things happening around our house. One thing is for sure, Talmadge is learning to sleep through all kinds of construction noises!

Our focus right now is to get the siding up before winter arrives! It's pretty tedious work! Using various sized boards and moulding, we designed the trim around the windows and doors. That required priming and painting each piece before installing. We caulked all the nail holes and joints and finished with a second coat of paint. Good thing our family and friends are willing to help!

My Dad stapling up the house wrap.

Painting some of the many soffit pieces.

My sister, Shyla (right), has an interesting sense of humor. And a pillow under her shirt.
(This was taken about 3 days before Talmadge was born.)

Piecing together the trim work.

We removed the old soffit and fascia (MESSY work! See below...) and replaced it with an engineered wood product, added moulding, then caulked and painted it as well. I am loving the results!

Dad and my brother, Ben, after removing the old soffit and fascia!

Starting to install the new soffit and fascia.

Detail shot with moulding.

Siding progress! Almost done with the back of the house.
Once the trim, soffit and fascia were installed, the siding could finally go up! What a difference it makes - almost looks like a brand new house!

And for fun, here's a reminder of what the house looked like before!

Before: Taken in 2007, after replacing the windows.

Cameron just built and installed a new canopy above the front door along with a pergola over the front lower window.  I'll share picture of it soon. You can see more "before" or "during" pictures of our exterior HERE.
4 comments on "Exterior update"
  1. That looks AWESOME, it does not even look like the same house, cannot wait to see it in the flesh, but LOVE the updates, thanks:) And of coarse Talmadge is ADORABLE as can be!! Thanks again for the update and pics!!

  2. looks great jan. beautiful. Love the pics ;)

  3. Wow! Next time we come to visit we probably won't be able to find your 'new' house. :) It looks amazing, and can't wait to see it...hopefully some time soon we'll make it out there.

  4. Janna, love the siding color. your house looks amazing.


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