Our Martin Acres pop-top is zooming along!
We have just ended week 16 of our Martin Acres pop-top project (if you also count the couple of weeks in early March spent preparing to start.) You can only imagine my surprise when Ken told me that we are presently a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, when we met this week. I could have cried with happiness! Essentially this last week has seen crazy amounts of insulation and siding work being done and our pop-top is racing toward the finish line.
On the outside the guys finished the cement board and the battens – or as I call them, the stripes. They also braved wobbly ladders and planks to reach the height of the peaks and up went the lapboard. Is that the right term? Anyway, it’s the horizontal siding that you see overlapping each other, in the upper triangle areas.
The next step is caulk and prep to paint. LOTS of caulk I imagine! We can expect to see paint in the next 2-3 weeks so I better get a move on choosing the off-white paint color.
On the inside, during back-to-back days that hit 100 degrees before lunchtime and sustained that temperature well into the night, the insulation team filled all the ceiling and wall spaces with batting and foam and such. Honestly, I worried for their health! It was dusty, foamy, itchy and hot. The house was a sauna upstairs and they had to wear long pants and sleeves, masks and goggles. The older guy even trotted around on stilts!!!