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A Barden Home Walkthrough 5 Months Into Construction

clock November 11, 2009 17:05 by author Donny Kemick

As I mentioned in my last post, we were held up for almost a month thanks to Columbia Gas.  Again, I would avoid them like the plague if you have an option.  I unfortunately did not.

Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea for me to do a walk through to share some photos and video of the progress.  I couldn’t fit each room into the video due to youtube’s 10 minute constraint, but here’s a good look at where we’re at:

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Barden Home Soffit, Fascia, and Siding

clock August 20, 2009 03:29 by author Donny Kemick

DSC00538So, once again it’s been a while since my last post.  Because of a couple delays, there hasn’t been a whole lot to write about.  I did take some photos last night though, so I wanted to share those and where we’re at.  We have made some progress over the past week, believe it or not :).

The framing crew for our Barden Home is also the crew that installed the windows/doors, and will be doing all of the soffit, fascia, and siding.  They worked straight through until about a week and a half ago to get the house enclosed and water tight. They’ve since had to work on a couple other projects, so the soffit, fascia and siding have been delayed a bit.  Here’re some shots of their progress on the Soffit, Fascia, and Siding:

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So, Why Not White Trim?

When we selected colors for the house, we knew from the beginning that white would not be one of them!  Our last house had a light tan siding with white trim everywhere.  While it looked nice from a distance, the trim looked terrible up close because it was white.  We even scrubbed the entire house every year with soap and brushes!

One of our goals with the new house is to minimize ongoing maintenance, and make the house as resistant to aging on the outside as possible.  So, we went with Tuscan Clay for the siding and Monterey Sand for the Trim.  They don’t provide as much contrast as white would have, but that’s OK with us because over time we think the white will look dingy anyways.

Selecting Our Colors

The siding supplier has a great online tool for picking colors, though we found that our actual siding and trim color had more contrast than they show online, and the overall colors were a bit lighter.  Here’s as close of a representation as we can get:

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More Photos To Come

When the framers return to finish the siding I will most certainly post additional photos. 

 



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Windows, Doors and Siding Delivered – Let’s Wrap

clock July 30, 2009 11:07 by author Donny Kemick

DSC00445 This week has given us a couple deliveries.  Yesterday we received the window and door shipment, and today we received the siding shipment.  As you can see below, neither are on the house now, but the wrap was completed today.  They should be ready to side and install windows/doors now.  We’re supposed to have a decent morning tomorrow, so hopefully they can get some of the windows and doors in.  The weather hasn’t been the greatest.  I plan on doing a follow up post or 2 on the wrap that they used and the windows and doors we went with.  Be sure to check back. 

Barden Home Window and Door Delivery

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Barden Home House Wrap Installation

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