Monday, January 14, 2008

Drip Edge Challenge

Something has been bugging me about the way we redid our lanai enclosure... It's the way the siding comes up too high and actually runs up between the rafters. This is really hard to explain, even with pictures. Let me just say that it was a test of bravery for me to fix it. I had to snap a chalk line and run the length of the lanai with a skilsaw, cutting through only the siding and no deeper so as to not nick the beam beneath. It would probably be no big deal for a career carpenter, but for me it was a little scary. But I know that once we're painted it will be one of those details that makes a difference. Do you have any idea what I am talking about? No? That's okay.

Before:


The point of no return:


Successful cut:


Drip Edge installed. Getting ready to paint:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's good to see the update. The siding had to be trimmed; no two ways about it. The drip edge looks fabulous. Your attention to (obsession with ?) detail does you credit and reminds me of the guy who restored my house, but even he didn't think to restore the beam ends. What a great solution. Keep up the good work. Jerry in Pomona

deagna said...

That drip edge is a great detail. I really admire you cutting that with a skillsaw. That's amazing. I don't know if I could have done it!! You are brave.

At least you can sleep better at night knowing it's right now.