- Jun 21, 2008
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- NE IN
Congratulations !!! My next door neighbor in Cal. was one of the very first ones to use that composit spray on stucko. Very nice. Just a heads up if you are interested in energy performance... a few months later,I positioned the house where the front as well as most of the windown faces due "South " and 2 1/2ft. roof overhangs and I installed 90 lb felt , then covered it with Hardy Board. Hardy Board is fire resistant too. This does a better job on energy efficiency than the neighbor's does.We're building a new home here in the neighborhood. I like that it will be to the newest code, even if the da** sprinkler system is gonna cost us $5K. 2 x 6 framing, good quality windows, will insulate the attic crawl space to the max, and I've even researched a new spray on composite stucco product that claims a greater R value than siding.
DW and I are like that with this home idea. She says she loves this olde house, which is better than if she didn't ... I suppose. She likes ranch houses, I do not.Even as a lover of old buildings with character, I sure wouldn't mind building a brand spanking new house with all the conveniences, built in doo-dads, and plenty of electrical outlets. Except, my DH and I never agree on anything, so it would take about a hundred years to get done.