If you’ve been in the construction industry long enough, chances are you’ve had to remove an old mineral wool insulation product during a renovation. I know I have. It’s itchy, easily falls apart, and it often doesn’t completely fill a cavity bay. I’ve had many conversations with other builders who will not consider using a mineral wool product because of their past experiences with the older mineral wool insulations. I can tell you; the old stuff is nothing like modern stone wool.
Last winter I purchased a small Cape style home which I plan on renovating over the next several years. My original plan was to tackle the upper level this summer, where there are two bedrooms and a bath. Plans changed this spring after a closer inspection of the exterior. Continue reading “My Cape-The Small Addition”
The snow is finally gone, the weather is warming, and it’s time to start the outside projects I have planned for my 1952 Cape. What I’ve found while working on the exterior has forced me to change my initial plan of tackling the heat loss and air sealing needs of the upper level of my home and instead concentrate this year on the exterior. Continue reading “My Cape-The Exterior Projects”
We moved into my 1952 Cape last December. Winter was upon us, no time or desire to start any of the major renovation and energy updates I have planned. My office was moved temporarily into the extra basement bedroom with a plan to build-out a new office adjacent to the bedroom. Continue reading “My Cape-Office Build-Out”
I closed on the 1952 Cape on December 10, 2018. It’s now my home. I have several projects planned for the home over the next 5 years or so, meaning it will probably take closer to 10. My plan is to detail each major project with at least one blog post. Continue reading “My Cape-First Job”