Gutters are one of those things you don’t notice if they’re done properly. If people ask about your gutters, you did something wrong. I still think they’re pretty though, even if no one notices. Pries Supply did our gutters. We went with 1/2 round painted aluminum. They have this cool tool that presses rolls of sheet metal […]
What to do with the chimney?After putting the pipe up, it became abundantly clear that the pipe needed some clothes on. It just looked stupid. And with the flange on…it also looked anatomically correct. The stucco train had already left, calling them back to do the chimney would’ve been $6k. Ouch. So the guys invented a little metal box […]
Painting of soffit fell to me. Three coats of paint on 108 pieces, all laid out on the floor in three batches. I want you to visualize the positions you need to be in to three coats paint the pieces above. Yeah. Not comfortable. The boredom and pain were somewhat mitigated by audiobooks, but I now […]
The one feature of our house that has caused the most angst is the roof, with HVAC coming in a close second. I haven’t even bothered to write about our HVAC debacle as it’s still ongoing, and distressing to think about. But the pain of roof choice has been a lingering one, stretching over 6 years. It started […]
So Jake pulls me out to look at the chimney, knowing I’m not going to be happy. “So the heating guy says, the longer the pipe, the better the performance”. Uh, yeah. Of course a guy would say that. No way am I having that big priapic pipe sticking up out of my house, especially once […]
Yes, I understand most people aren’t around while their homes are being built. But we aren’t most people and this isn’t a normal home.