Our home will be “dried-in” soon!

OK, back to this week’s progress on our solar home…

IMGP3245This week our home became almost completely dried-in. This means the building shell is sufficiently completed to keep out the weather.  As you can see, the roof is now completely covered with weather sealing, and the windows are going in.

The steel roof happens next week…

We love the HURD windows Mike chose for the house! He remembered seeing them in new construction while growing up in California, so he checked them out for quality and price when we started construction.

Mike found Hurd to be the best deal while looking for windows whose parts are pressure-treated with preservatives so they will not rot later. He’s had some bad experiences with some of the better-known national brands and refuses to use them ever again!

When the windows and doors are all in, we will begin on the electrical and plumbing. The insulation and interior dry walling come next.

IMGP3256Click on these cool cloud photos to enlarge!  This one is looking up at our house…

IMGP3252The East Spanish Peak was peeking out of the clouds in a lovely, Taoist way…

Time to get to work ordering the kitchen cabinets.

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