Our goal in getting this big task done was two-fold. Not only was it hideous looking, but by wrapping the house we could potentially save a good chunk of change in heating costs over the winter. Last winter we used up 1/2 of our oil heat by the end of January - and that stuff ain't cheap! By replacing all the windows over the past year, and finally wrapping the house, we hoped to be able to cut this cost drastically this coming winter.
Next came the wrap. We enlisted the help of our dear neighbor Dan Sheets. Together they were able to wrap the house in just a few days.
Once the house wrap was up, the casings around the window were cut and installed. Again, I didn't manage to get any good pictures of this process, but here you can see a finished window behind neighbor Dan.
The siding seemed to go up super quickly thanks to the help of Raul & Cory (who often help with Dan Sheet's Home Repair business). Maggie decided she needed to be in on the action too...
At this point, we were headed to NYC for a long weekend to visit Kristin & Andrew. We weren't expecting to see much change, but we were totally surprised to come home to this....
A few more days and the house looked brand new.
Check out our House Tour for more pictures of the finished product!