Sunday, April 11, 2010

Well. sorry it has been awhile since I have updated the blog on the project! The walls are up, the roof is on and the interior walls and stairs have been framed. We are waiting for the spray air sealing with a low air permeable coating (which will turn the outside exterior black), and then the insulation, then windows and doors. The windows are from a company Serious Glass out of Colorado, and they make a R11.1 value for the large fixed windows and R7.2 for the awning windows. We chose to make most of the large windows fixed to save money and to up the R value, and add awning windows to the bottoms in places for a bit of air and mostly for sound to hear the sound of the brook below the building. Right now all the windows are plastic sheeting, but it is nice to sit inside on a warm spring day and take in the space. The stairs just were built at the end of this past week, and cool air rises up from the first floor through the stair opening just like air conditioning! The plans for the two story post and beam porch are being finalized and the windows should be installed by mid April. The framing of the first floor walls continues with some adjustments here and there for added storage built within the wall framing in the bedroom and studio.

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