APress.gif (1844 bytes) THE FRONT,  PART  II 



The Beach House has been progressing well over the last few months and we are in the final phases of the mechanicals.  Our expected completion date is late summer of this year.   Here is a look back at our progress since last spring.     


The retrofit also just passed two crucial inspections last week marking an important step toward the project's completion.




February 20, 2012:  The new garage doors are installed, the siding is completed on the upper level, and the stone work at the walls bottom tier has begun.



January 25, 2012:  The outside trim on the doors and windows is completed.  The doors are stained.  Siding has begun.



December 13, 2011:  The solar installation is now completed!
We are now producing electricity. It is a beautiful sight to watch the electrical meter spinning wheel going backwards.
The 5kw PV's are on the far right side, on both roof planes.  The Sunslates, a solar roofing tiles system by Atlantis Energy Systems, a local NY company, blend almost seamlessly with the  Bellaforte synthetic roofing tiles by  DaVinci Roofscapes on the remainder of the roof. This hybrid system includes thermal components concealed under the slates and assist in producing most of the domestic hot water needs year-round. 


November 10, 2011:  The window installation is completed.
So is the entry door and side doors.  PV solar shingle installation to begin shortly.


October 11, 2011:  The synthetic slate roof shingles (Bellaforte by DaVinci Roofscapes) are nearly completed.
The exterior walls have been covered with rigid board (1").


September 16, 2011:  The new stone chimney is completed.
Roof shingles (you can see just a few of them on the left) have begun.


August 25, 2011:  The foil-faced rigid foam board has been covered by yet another layer of plywood (1/2") and a second "Peel & Stick" roofing membrane has been installed  once again. The fascia (white board trim around roof  by Kleer) installation is completed.


July 11, 2011:  Foil-faced 1" thick rigid foam board installation is completed.  Fascia  installation has begun (you can see a few white pieces on the right). 




June 24, 2011:  Rough framing is completed (except for the lake side), and the "Peel & Stick" roofing membrane is installed.


May 14, 2011:  working from the top down, the roof framing, its plywood (3/4") and the second floor new windows configuration is completed.


April 29, 2011:  Three existing dormers are being enlarged and two new ones are being added, two weeks after receiving our building permit.



April 20, 2011:  Untouched roof line.  Note the two tiny dormers. And the dog-ear roof plane that will soon be history.


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