Construction on the screen porch is underway. So far our two amish workers have successfully covered all the previously exposed blue foam under the porches and they have also wrapped the columns. The front columns need to be rewrapped as they were originally wrapped to be just 6×6 and we need them to be 10×10. The larger size wrap will be appropriate with the scale of the house. The back porch columns are wrapped and they look great. The frame work for the screen system is going in place as well.
I’ll install a Screen Tight system on our porch.
(Ugh, I hate WordPress at times, just lost my post for tonight. When I insert pics they sometimes are missing their caption, then when I goto fix them the blog part disappears. Alas it’s too late for me to re-write so I’ll share my gallery for now and tell you more about the porch construction during my travels in the coming days. Sorry. Boo WordPress).
July 27th – Alright quick add on for this post regarding the porch. The carpenters removed several floor boards and put cement board over the blue foam that is insulating the rim joists of the house. Since the boards were removed I crawled down there to caulk the fireplace base area once and for all. You’ll remember that I had icicles growing in my fireplace cause super cold air was shooting between the cracks and freezing the warm interior air. This caulking should fix it up just right. Of course in trying to do so all I had been about 6″-8″ of vertical space. This coupled with all the spiders, alive and dead, all over me and the dirt in my ear made this about as enjoyable as icing a cake in hell. I think I got it all sealed up.
What else? Trying to remember….inside the screen porch the top of the columns are larger than the skinny 4″ headers, so they’ll drop in a false header to visually beef things up. Once it’s all done I’ll get it painted and then I’ll throw in the screen system myself.