Taking Delivery of Another 25 Windows

Just after cleaning up the garage, the two-person delivery team from Murray Windows & Doors came by and delivered 25 windows, bringing our total to 26 windows.  There are 72 windows in our total order so we have received over one-third of the windows (the glass is half full).  Alternatively, one could say that we haven’t taken delivery of almost two-thirds of the windows (the glass is half empty).

After unloading the windows and staging them neatly in the garage, Bryan worked with the team from Earth Bound Homes completing the ‘cool roof’ over the gables.  He drove to Union City and picked up a Vent-A-Hood roof jack for our range hood in the kitchen.

Our range hood will have an 8-inch duct so we need to have a VP541-HP roof jack, which is designed for gable roofs with more than a 4:12 roof pitch.

After picking up the roof jack, Bryan returned to the job site and worked with Carlos on placing the roof jack into position.

Clean, tidy and fully swept garage, waiting for 25 boxes of windows from Murray Windows & Doors.

Clean, tidy and fully swept garage, waiting for 25 boxes of windows from Murray Windows & Doors.

Backing up the truck - here come the windows!

Backing up the truck – here come the windows!

Each window box was carried in and stacked against the wall by hand.

Each window box was carried in and stacked against the wall by hand.

The boxes of windows are stacked neatly in the clean garage. These are all of the clerestory windows that go in the gable ends (large boxes) and the clerestory windows that go around the atrium.

The boxes of windows are stacked neatly in the clean garage. These are all of the clerestory windows that go in the gable ends (large boxes) and the clerestory windows that go around the atrium.

Valley on the North side of the East gable. Also, there is an intermediate 1x1 furring strip that must be completed.

Valley on the North side of the East gable. Also, there is an intermediate 1×1 furring strip that must be completed.

View of the completed North side of the South gable. The FSC plywood deck is completed and ready for roofing felt and shakes.

View of the completed North side of the South gable. The FSC plywood deck is completed and ready for roofing felt and shakes.

South side of the North gable. Note where the radiant barrier needs to be covered with plywood.

South side of the North gable. Note where the radiant barrier needs to be covered with plywood.

VP541-HP roof jack from Vent-A-Hood on the East side of the East gable.

VP541-HP roof jack from Vent-A-Hood on the East side of the East gable.

Our friend and neighbor, John McLaren, came to the job site today to review our progress. John lives on Daves Avenue and is very supportive of our project. It is great to be able to park in our driveway again!

Our friend and neighbor, John McLaren, came to the job site today to review our progress. John lives on Daves Avenue and is very supportive of our project. It is great to be able to park in our driveway again!

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