Sunday, June 21, 2009

Day 46 -- Fascia and Soffit

They started working on the fascia and soffit on Friday. They've also started papering the sides of the house. They will be focusing on the exterior this week. Roofing, siding, etc. We found out that we can't use regular shingles on the roof toward the back of the house. The pitch is so shallow that if we shingle it, water will get under the shingles and cause leaks. So apparently we have to use a membrane that doesn't require nails. It has a sandy finish on it so it looks similar to the shingles.
Thankfully, you can't really see that roof from the ground anywhere near the house. Our neighbors will have to deal with looking at two different roofing materials, though. The roof on the front of the house will be shingles as planned.

They also worked a little bit more on the framing in the hall and entryway. They finished framing the hall along the stairs. Also, we decided to expand the floor all the way to the wall behind the bench in the entryway. The second picture is the new bench area. The third picture is the door way to the storage area under the stairs (directly under the bench area).

Brian thinks the new mudroom area may be his favorite part of the whole addition. I have to agree that it feels a million times better than that tiny little landing we used to have there. I can't wait to see it all finished!

The bad news is that when they were expanding the bench area, somewhere they messed up the electrical....We have no garbage disposal again. :)

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