Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cottage Repairs Before Painting


The white beadboard under the roofline had to be completely replaced with Azek. It is on a north-facing wall that almost never gets any sun. The product has wide boards on one side and narrow boards on the other side. This application required two horizontal long pieces. It is exactly what I had before only this will never rot. The trim around the window you see in this photo was fine but the window to the left didn't fare so well. All of the wood around that window had to be replaced with Azek except for the decorative crown on top. The old wood trim had rotted into the sheathing because of overflowing gutter water.

This photo illustrates why I am so happy I hired a firm that is capable of doing carpentry repairs prior to their paint job. Several corner boards need replacing and I was so impressed when my guys painted the edges of the shingles beforehand. I know my house was wrapped in Tyvek before the siding was put up when it was remodeled. This application on the corner looks new so the men must have added that too. They are so thorough. Sorry to have bored you but I find all of this to be so interesting. I love construction. I really should become a general contractor. See you later.
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5 comments:

Judith Peacock said...

Rosemary,
I find all or your construction posts extremely interesting. I too, should have been a general contractor! I love all that stuff, and get a big kick out of sometimes knowing more than the "guys" at our local Home Depot. Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished work.

Karen in CT said...

.. I marvel at your attention to detail and level of commitment. This house will stand forever by the time you and the contractors are finished.

Rock on ...

Content in a Cottage said...

Judith...

Come over and watch "This Old House" with me on Saturday night! We can look through tool catalogs too.

xo, Rosemary

Gail, northern California said...

NOT boring at all! I'm so pleased you are posting continuous photos as the work progresses instead of "before" and "after" shots only.

An aside...I think workers are delighted with homeowners who appreciate their workmanship and attention to detail. They sense true interest and involvement in the process, a team effort, kindred spirits.

helene said...

NOT boring. I love repairs on houses and all the processes involved. Smart Rosemary for hiring people who can repair AND paint! It is going to be so beautiful and well in time for all the holidays, too. Keep us updated!