The insulation guys arrived early last week and spent two and a half days
at the house, creating a snug and energy efficient home for us.
Here's one well-protected guy spraying in the foam insulation.
Wearing a respirator, with a fresh air feed and a protective body suit,
he looked a little other worldly.
Watching the foam expand to full size.
Once it's expanded and cooled, the excess is carved off,
allowing the drywall to be installed flush with the uprights.
Here's the view side of the house,
all nicely insulated.
Now we are getting a better idea of how things will look
with light and bright walls.
Late Friday afternoon we finally got HEAT in the semi-finished basement where we are staying during the renovation! This was a most welcomed development as the temperatures have been dropping lately.
Over the weekend the guy who is installing our roof tried valiantly to get it finished up. In a freak October snowstorm it became more difficult to accomplish! He was shoveling as fast as he could to clear the roof on Sunday and finally gave up. He came back yesterday after the snow melted and we now have a brand new roof on the house, woodshed, three season porch, front porch, office and breezeway. The old metal roofing has found a variety of new homes all over the neighborhood, thanks to the giveaway culture up here.
In a race to beat the drywall installers due to arrive next week, the plumber and electrician are working hard to get the rest of their work roughed in. The interior strapping is nearly done, and the first of the exterior siding is going up today.
I must say that the early snow lit a fire under the whole process, and for that we are grateful!