Yes it’s cold: Thursday’s field notes

MRB Contracting, Halifax, renovations, VaproShield, Keel Agencies

10 Jan 2013 Yes it’s cold: Thursday’s field notes

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A giant slab of ice that came out of our stainless steel dip tank lays in the sun unfazed. The block is over ten foot long and a foot tall.

It’s true. Last week was really cold. This week has been warmer and yet it’s still below freezing most days. With insulated coveralls and thermal gear it’s like any other day. Progress is our goal.

This week we have project updates from our two Kingsburg homes as well as from 2454 Halifax.

2454 received a makeover with a full removal of the old shingles and exterior trim. A layer of grey VaproShield was added for weather protection and pressure treated strapping was applied over the top to attach the exterior cladding. We won’t tell what that’s gonna be yet but we’ll give you a hint. It’s going to be white.

MRB Contracting, Halifax, renovations, VaproShield, Keel Agencies
MRB Contracting, Halifax, renovations, contractors
MRB Contracting, Halifax, renovations, VaproShield, Keel Agencies

At Kingsburg the team has been making steady progress with the Cape Cod siding on Kingsburg 1. The mix of vertical and horizontal orientation posses some challenges -we love challenges. Final windows installations took place as well.
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home,
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home,
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home,
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home,

Finally, Kingsburg 2 is almost completely wrapped and strapped for siding. On this one we used the orange VaproShield for the both the bunkhouse and main house. We also installed several windows. The weather at Kingsburg tends to be extreme so precaution is overlooked.

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home, VaproShield, Keel Agencies
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home, VaproShield, Keel Agencies

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home, VaproShield, Keel Agencies

This photo illustrates the various layers of weather and other types of protective elements that we use.

MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home, VaproShield, Keel Agencies, windows
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home, VaproShield, Keel Agencies
MRB Contracting, Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, beach home, VaproShield, Keel Agencies