They've installed a brand new front door with beadboard inset and sidelights. It really dresses up the facade.
|Load testing the overhang!|
But as often happens when you're working on an old house, it's created a couple of new challenges.
1) What brackets should we install on the overhang? The guys are tired of me showing them pictures and asking their opinion. I finally made up cardboard samples, so we could really look at the overall scale of the bracket and the roof (Richard promptly vetoed this one). Here's the final selection, which we hope to have on site next week.
2) The shingles under the vinyl siding look really good. The dilemma, do they all look good, or will we find a really bad spot if we start ripping off vinyl siding? And what's the cost differential to go back to shingles vs. keep the siding. Not sure what we can afford to do, but a shingled cottage would look so nice!
So, we'll continue to agonize over which choice to make in the next couple of weeks. But for now, we're really pleased with the progress! What do you think?