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Old 10-25-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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My Summer: Exterior remodel on my dad's house


My dad's house built in 76 or 78 has yet to have any exterior maintenance or updates. The roof was over 30 years old and was in horrible shape with most of the top layer of shingles cracked off and missing. The project started with that, but the siding, trim, etc were all in very bad shape so we decided to do an entire remodel.

Here are some before and after pics of the house. It took me from June 12th - October 20th to complete this doing 99% of the work myself and working on it most weekends and some evenings.


Before pics, LOTS of work to do!:





















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And some of the more drastic changes side-by-side:



















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Ok, it's not completely done, I still need to put up the gutters.
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Wow, very nice job!!
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It looks 100 times better! You did a great job on it. Your dad must be very proud of you.
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When I looked at the very first few pics I thought...well, that doesn't really look so bad.

Then you got to the roof! That had seen better days for sure.

Then all the little details...and I thought Oh Boy! He's got his work cut out for himself.

What a terrific difference between the before and after. You have done one first class job there, and really - considering how quickly you got everything accomplished - you packed one helluva lot of work into a very short time.

If that's not a motivator for some people who start things and never seem to get anything done, then I don't know what is!

Excellent job!
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Thanks guys! It was ton of work and made my summer fly by unfortunately.

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When I looked at the very first few pics I thought...well, that doesn't really look so bad.

Then you got to the roof! That had seen better days for sure.
The roof was definitely stretched to the limit of it's useful life, and then some. I put new osb down on the entire roof because the original stuff was just 3/8 plywood on 24" center. Plus I had to in order to build the overhangs. The old stuff was very "bouncy" to say the least. I was careful and still put my foot through it twice.
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Thanks guys! It was ton of work and made my summer fly by unfortunately.



The roof was definitely stretched to the limit of it's useful life, and then some. I put new osb down on the entire roof because the original stuff was just 3/8 plywood on 24" center. Plus I had to in order to build the overhangs. The old stuff was very "bouncy" to say the least. I was careful and still put my foot through it twice.
Hmmm...3/8" on 24" o.c....that's no good. Our code here wouldn't allow that at all. Plus on 24" o.c. we need to add the "H" clips between each of the sheets of sheathing in order to keep the deflection to a minimum.

Were you able to add the OSB over the plywood, or was it so far gone it had to be removed?
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It may have passed code 30 some years ago, but I don't know how.

It had plyclips but they were cheapo aluminum ones. The old plywood was good enough to leave down, but there were 3 or 4 sheets that were iffy. I went right overtop of the 3/8 with 7/16 osb and also used clips. It's solid now.
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Nice work. Great improvements.

How much did it cost without labour?
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It may have passed code 30 some years ago, but I don't know how.

It had plyclips but they were cheapo aluminum ones. The old plywood was good enough to leave down, but there were 3 or 4 sheets that were iffy. I went right overtop of the 3/8 with 7/16 osb and also used clips. It's solid now.
Yep, that ought to be good like borscht...

Even 30 years ago I believe the minimum was 7/16", plus clips, but it may have varied depending on where you were.

It sure does look first class now!

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