We finally finished the exterior siding. So nice to be done with that. The galvanized metal z-bar really added a lot of time to the installation, but we like how it’s all flush, whereas lap siding would project out.
Here’s a picture of me installing the LAST piece of siding:
Shane also got the last window installed and trimmed out.
And we’ve installed about half of the metal roofing.
So now we’re onto the task of installing the insulation, which is not easy! We’re using hard foam panels, and it really makes you realize why most buildings utilize soft, flexible fiberglass batt insulation! But the foam will give us a much higher R-value and won’t settle with any movement from traveling down the road. And it was about a third the cost of paying someone to spray foam the house. As we’re cutting the foam to fit tight into each and every wall and ceiling cavity we’re both wondering if it would have been worth the $1,200 extra to pay someone to do it for us…
After the insulation is in we’ll start on the interior drywall and interior casework and built-ins. Then it will start feeling like a real house!
Hope all is well with everyone! We’ll keep you posted as we continue working.