Thursday, July 28, 2011

A House Face Lift . . .

Our trashy gem is getting a wonderful, much needed, face lift this week! When we bought the house the east wall was rotted, most of the siding was chipping, and the windows were weeping . . . sounds like a house in need of a TLC makeover. We decided one of the primary "must dos" was to repair any rot and replace the siding with hardiplank (a cement based product) that can stand up to the coastal weather.

Since the siding was going to be taken off the house, it was the perfect opportunity to replace the leaking windows. Not exactly in the budgeted plan, but the right time to do the job. We changed a couple of the window dimensions and looks, not exactly what I would recommend with only 3 months in the house, but its what we did. Here are some of the before pictures so you can appreciate the difference . . .

And here is the progress . . . we are sooooo excited!!!!

We also had a new roof put on . . . Pabco high wind shingles with a 40 year warranty! I just pray they never do fly off the roof. Once the siding is complete, the outside will be painted sage green with cream trim. Its going to look fantastic! The only downer is the bedroom windows were ordered incorrectly. They open vertically and not sideways. It looks fine and we must learn to live with them, but it just goes to show . . . always double check every detail with your contractor prior to any major purchases!!

All in all though, the face lift is doing loads of good.

No comments:

Post a Comment