Well, the house is finally mostly dried in.  The roof sheathing is all mostly in place in any event.  We’re using this product, from AdvanTech, which is basically plywood, but with a rubber-like coating on it that sheds water.  You seal the joints with a special tape, and you have a non-leaky roof for a while – at least a year.  Beats the heck out putting up tar paper and going back up to fix and replace periodically.  The wall sheathing is a similar AdvanTech product, so no need to put up ugly Tyvek there, either, with similar problems.  Good products – we like ’em.

The windows will be delivered in early November.  Until then we have put plastic or sheathing up just about everywhere to start the process of drying the house out.

In the picture below, you can see the porch piers in place – building the wrap-around porch is the next project for the carpenters.  While the  porches are pretty big themselves, we’re hoping they will actually make the house look smaller, as they should tie the house to the ground much better.

 

Dried In

Dried In