Monday, August 31, 2009

Flip to the west side

With the upper east side just a few touch-ups away from being finished...we moved the scaffolding to the west side. The weekend was spent tearing off the asphalt siding on the upper portion, replacing boards, sanding, cleaning, and priming the peak. Also started installing the wainscoting panels on the eves. The siding is in wonderful condition on the upper portion. Should make for short work. This weekend marked the 1 year anniversary of the start of our siding project!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big WOW!!!

My neighbor Jerry and I really got alot accomplished this weekend. The upper section of the east side has really come to life. We started installing the wainscoting panels on the open eves. It could not have been done without scaffolding. Just some cutting in to do up against the header board, and also stripping and repainting the two roof brackets. Then this section is done, and the scaffolding moves to the west side.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


What a difference two people and scaffolding makes! Tore off the rest of the asphalt siding and aluminum soffit on the east side. Replaced only a few damaged boards. Cleaned the whole surface and gave it a coat of primer. Not bad for a days work.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Tomorrow at 8AM, my neighbor and I start cranking on the upper half of the east side. The scaffolding is really cool, and it was set up in 15 minutes. Plus we can re-build it into different towers to reach the peak.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Now we are gettin' somewhere!

The east side is coming along nicely. Once I got to the bottom of the windows, the siding went up alot faster. Just a few courses away from meeting the existing siding above the windows. Then it's time for scaffolding!