Wednesday, September 12, 2012


The crunching of truck tires on our driveway woke me up this morning; it was only 6:30 and not quite light out.  Apparently, that's the time that siding contractors arrive for work!  We were happy to welcome another hardworking crew to noTTafarm, despite the early hour.
After a consult with Scott, the crew began the process by adding all of the trim boards around the perimeter of the new addition, up the edges, and around the roof line. (You can see the trim - the white board right above the window wells - in the photo above.) The profile of this trim matches that of the 1920 house.

The siding crew stopped for a bit after the trim was on because - oddly enough - it was sprinkling today! By the time we got home after work, they were back and adding the siding to the west wall of the great room. As I type this, it is now pouring down rain as it has been for almost two hours.  Jeff, the siding foreman, told us that they may not be able to work tomorrow if it is raining or unusually muddy. Jeff said they hadn't missed one day of work this summer due to weather, so I guess our drought was good for business!

The siding that we are using is HardiePlank Lap Siding, a long-lasting fiber cement board. It will be painted, along with the original house, before our project is complete.

Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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