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This week has been very productive for us. Today especially, big things are happening, as evidenced by how many vehicles are gracing our lawn. Look how small our house looks next to that insulation van!
First off, our porch is almost finished! We went from…
Matthew gave us a really cool design for the beams. Custom cut with soft edges it really looks wonderful.
Next comes the metal roof to finish it off. I can’t wait to sit under it sipping tea and daydreaming during our long wet Pacific Northwest winters. I’m hoping to be able to watch the deer investigate our yard while pretending I’m invisible.
Also, today the rest of our Comfort Batt/AFB insulation is being installed. I feel warmer already! 🙂
This stuff is really amazing. This is taken from their website, http://www.roxul.com:
It’s made from rocks. How they spin rocks into wool is beyond me but I’m thankful someone’s figured it out! It resists fire up to 2150 degrees!!!!!
Because of the design of our bedroom/bathroom addition, and needing an air gap between the roof and the insulation, the slope of the roof at the exterior wall is too small to put enough Roxul for the R-value we need. So a *rigid insulation giving us more protection has been put in. Originally it was just going to be 3 feet around the edge as you see in the photo but they had extra so they ended up doing the whole room giving us extra insulation. (*This insulation was not something we were aware was going in until it was installed) The Comfort Batt goes on under that, then the DB+ Vapor barrier and then finally our reclaimed wood ceiling and walls can be put up. I think we’re going to be the most insulated house on the block! In addition, we are putting extra insulation in the interior walls for sound absorbancy between the rooms. I’ll have to find out what R-Values we are ending up with and post next week.
*I just wanted to make a note that we used Eco-Bond caulk to close up any gaps left from the electrical install before the insulation went in.
Another big event today is finishing the roof on the bedrooms, bathroom and window seat. Hurray for that!
Last night we bought a 1940’s farmhouse kitchen sink on Ebay. Can’t wait to use it!!!!! You can tell how excited I am by the amount of exclamation points I just used.
They finally started working on our septic today. Doing the excavation for the pump. Hallelujah!
Last by not least is the arrival of the cedar siding for the bedrooms, bathroom and window box. That will go on next week. We got the siding from a local Vashon company, LS Cedar. Here they are unloading it.
A long and plentiful week and one step closer to home.