The roofers installed the leader heads and remaining down spouts this week. Boy do they look sharp. The attention to detail on some of these downspouts is amazing. The one just above goes across a rounded slot in the window casing. The one below goes across a rounded slot in the stone work.
It happened in some fits and starts, due to obstructions like the scaffolding, but the roof is completely on now, sans gutters. It looks pretty nice. With the great views up there, I sure wish we could have a roof deck.
We spent the week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, visiting the Pictured Rock National Lakeshore (A national park). Upon our return, we discovered quite a bit of progress For starters, the walls and ceiling spaces are visibly becoming visibly full of various utility runs. In that one ceiling section, you see HVAC ducting andRead more about Weekly update 7/14/17[…]
While we welcome the plentiful rain this year as some respite from our years long drought in California (and especially in Santa Barbara), we are happy to say that the last few weeks has given us mostly a break from rain, allowing the plywood on our decks and exterior stairs to dry out so thatRead more about Deck water proofing[…]
Add another crew to the ant farm we have going at the new house. The insulation team is on site and applying spray foam to the underside of the roof. There were here about a month ago, insulating the part of the roof that became inaccessible once we sheathed the roof, and now they areRead more about Spray foam insulation[…]
I learned something interesting regarding the roof and the settling of a house. In some cases, the roofing material can be so heavy, it can cause the house to settle. This is common with the Spanish style roofs we have in Santa Barbara, as the material is pretty heavy. The problem is, if the roofRead more about Roof loading[…]
Getting the house dried in (getting a roof on in builder parlance) was quite difficult given the on and off rain we’ve had over the last month. We finally decided to break up the process and do as much as we could every chance we got. Two weeks ago, we sheeted the roof with plywood.Read more about At long last, a roof[…]
We’ve been struggling to dry in the structure for the last few weeks as we continue to get hit by weekly storms. The last one, five days ago, dumped 1 3/4 inches of rain overnight and we again had to pump, squeegee, and vacuum out the water. The problem is this: Part of the exposedRead more about Rain rain go away[…]