We worked madly to get things prepped for the arrival of kit parts, but the shipping of the SIPS, which matter most, got delayed putting the whole thing at a stand still. However, it did give us time to address issues on the south side of the old part of the house and prepare it for the new window and door. We removed and old door and framed it for a new window, and removed an old window and framed it for a set of new french doors which will lead out to a screened-in porch. Actually, we ran around gathering things, cleaning up and making lunch while my brother and our neighbor Eric did all the work.
AND THEN... the SIPs arrived yesterday.
|I just caught the truck as it was pulling away after we unloaded the SIPS|
Our builders were able to make big progress today. In fact, when I arrived at the house late in the day the sight of it brought me to tears. Each stage and layer of the reality of this blows my mind. A shout out to the two greatest guys who are building our house -- Colin Bargeron & Ilya Radysh!
The roofing arrives tomorrow and on Friday we are having a 'SIPS raising party'. A bunch of hands, cordless drills and a bazillion screws - the first floor should be built in a day! Stay tuned...
SIP = Structurally Insulated Panel
7 1/2" Structural wall panels. Light gauge steel framed with EPS foam insulation. EPS foam does not off-gas. Wall panels are completely thermally broken with a continuous R-value of 25. Window openings are incorporated into panels. Manufactured byThermasteel Corporation.
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