Thursday, May 07, 2020

New Roof - Summer 2019

Top showing prior roof and solar, then new roof & fascia boards, then finally new paint job on masonry (painting completed April 2020).  This gave us a new beautiful roof, all  new fascia trim, facilitated a clean perimeter video camera security system, a new solar tube light, removed noisy twirly bird vents with solar powered fans, added all new sheathing with reflective radiant barrier coating on the underside, and we replaced the rotted beams over the front courtyard.

Drone Footage showing the Improved Roof.

While I had the roof off I was able to have an electrician route CAT6 (Monoprice Cat6 Ethernet Patch Cable - Snagless RJ45, Stranded, 550Mhz, UTP, Pure Bare Copper Wire, 24AWG, 50ft, Black) cabling through the roof to strategic locations on the eve that allowed me to install a complete coverage of power over ethernet video security system.  

Delivery of goods to the house, notice the dead tree parts.  Materials were lightweight concrete tile.

Entire roof sheathing replacement

We helped sand and stain all the new beams for installation

Nimble installers positioning the new beams.  Also notice the CAT6 Cable hanging from the eve.  Old camera can be seen just to the left of new cable.

Inside attic the new reflective radiant barrier can be seen.

New thick paper rolled into position.

Also added this Solar tube to the house.  It's great allowing natural light into the end of our hallway.  It was always such a dark tunnel of despair down our hallway.  Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

New Bookshelf!

Had a new built in bookshelf put in the living room (July of 2019).  Very nice job.  We love how it draws everyone to this area that was previously only a dead end portion of the house.  It's also on the south facing wall so we get a good bit of wall insulation savings with the bookshelf.

Work was done by Absolute Closets & Cabinetry.

Bye bye Pine Tree!

This pine tree was lifting up the corner of the garage with its roots.  We had to cut it out.  It was removed in June 2019.  This was right before we began work on a new roof replacement. 


The view from inside our house

Notice the solar is removed in preparation of roof replacement

Trying to make a throne from the trunk!

And shown with the tree gone and roof demo starting

Monday, August 24, 2015

Refreshed Daphne's Old Bedroom for Alicia

Bedroom was updated for $650 in labor and about $350 material.  Earlier this year we had two of her receptacles fixed by an electrician (open wires).

-New Primer/Paint
-New Laminate Flooring
-New 5" Baseboard Trim
-New Receptacles and Cover Plates
-New Rocker Light Switch


Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Kitchen!!!

One of the big overhauls for the house.  A new kitchen:
1.  Removed the low hanging sofits
2.  New Cabinets, Paint, Recepticals, Appliances, Flooring, Granite, Trim
3.  Removed fluorescent lights, installed canned lights
4.  Added walk in pantry with custom glass door
5.  Removal of wall to make 10 foot opening to fireplace room

Some of the things I put in the kitchen:
6.  New Walk in Pantry

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kitchen Renderings for Remodel

Here's some renderings I made using IKEAs website to get a good feel for what the kitchen layout would be a like.  Found it usefull to spend a few hours playing with ideas.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Monday, December 08, 2014

6.5 Kilowatt Solar System Installed

Should cover about half my power needs.  Kyocera Solar 250W module array (Model KD250GX-LFB3) Panel Rating 250 W DC ea, Array Rating 7.5 kW DC.  System cost to install was $35,625 for Solar City.  I will be paying them at a rate of 9.9 cents per kW hour.  This rate can go up by 2.9% per year (so in 10 years it will cost what NV energy charges me right now!)  Should produce 13,773 kWh per year with a 0.5% degradation per year in performance.

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DC to AC inverter (right), reverse meter spot (middle), main panel board (left)

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The dollar schedule for my system.  So in 5 years I could buy the system form them for $18k.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Steel Courtyard Gate Installed

Artistic Ironworks Installed the gate today.  Out the door price was $2,850.00

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Before Pictures