08 Nov 2012 Kingsburg 1: windows & walls
This week the team has been busy weather proofing window and door openings, installing windows and doors, and starting to install the strapping for the siding installation. As you can see from the photo above, we begin our day before the street lights go out.
Kingsburg is quite exposed to our erratic North Atlantic weather. Heavy winds and rains can wreak havoc on doors and windows. That is why we are using some innovative new technologies to ensure water stays out while providing some breathability to allow any moisture to dry. The orange membrane around the window and door opening is called WrapSheild -by a company called VaproShield. It is water resistant and vapor permeable.
Once installed a layer of Liqui-Flash is applied to enhance moisture protection. Before the doors and windows go in, a bead of special weather resistant caulk is applied to create a seal between the framing and the door and window flanges.
Finally, another layer of WrapShield is applied over the finished window installation. The layering of weather proofing materials ensures that the doors and windows will stand up to the extreme weather conditions.
We also began installing the strapping that the siding will be attached to. You’ll notice that the patterns change from vertical to horizontal. The siding will also alternate. When installing the pressure treated strapping, a fine mesh is applied to keep bugs out.
All in all it’s been a great week. Team mascot Motley has been keeping things in line.
The sunsets have been spectacular.