The Long Side

I’m not sure how many more titles I can think of, to describe getting a “small” siding job done on my house….and how long it’s taking.  If you’ve been here, you know that the majority of the house is covered in stucco.  We are not removing or covering the stucco.  The two front surfaces of the house are stone.  We are not removing or covering the stone.  The remaining surfaces that include one side, the front around the door, the front around the garage, and the front around the top windows were done in a wood tounge-in-groove cedar that finally had to be replaced and covered up due to age and weathering.  The rest of the wood surfaces are facia that trim all the windows, doors, and roof edges.  And the atrium inside is also wood siding, and that is also being done.

If the installer had worked every day, a full day, he would have had the job done in one week.  But this guy chose to work part time, he shows up around 9 a.m. and leaves before 3 p.m.  He gets a little bit done every day.  I feel that this is ridiculous.  We talked to him about it and he just shrugs it off.  I told him I expected him to adhere to his commitment, and have made it known to him that a delay will be unacceptable.  I called his boss to let him know about it as well, not so much to make him go any faster, but to let him know I expect the two-week timeline as agreed…and that is Monday.

 What is my fault here is that I agreed to a two-week timeline.  I never should have signed the contract with this guy until I had a one-week timeline and some understanding about what any delay will cost him.  By the way, he has had pretty much perfect weather.  Tomorrow, we shall see.

Here are the pictures I have collected since the last time…things are looking pretty good.

So, where are we… they started work on January 7, so as of today we are at Day 13.  These pictures were taken during the week.  Yesterday they were here working on the atrium.

This one is the front of the house, but note that the top around the windows is not done yet.  We have our new light fixtures and house numbers up.   By the way, the garden window is coming out tomorrow, and being replaced with a regular window.  I do like the garden window, but it looks old and tired, and we can’t get another one because of building codes.  They don’t stand up to windstorms, evidently…well this one stood up to many…but I wouldn’t want to take any more chances with it.


Here is one side of the inside of the atrium as of yesterday:


Here is the other side:



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