Now that the master bedroom floor is done and it’s just painting left the focus switched to the front porch. We are adding a front porch to protect the door and match the dormers. The first step was digging some 4′ deep holes for footings and filling those. Mark and Ryan spent a few days digging and then about an hour to finish them up. I wish I had gotten a picture of the open holes, it was impressive!
The inspector kindly came out late friday night to inspect the holes so the footings were done Saturday and on Sunday the framing could be started!
Last night we had materials delivered (finally the rain stopped) and Ryan and Mark started on the roof portion!
The current push to get the porch done is to get it to the point where the roof can be done. We are having a metal standing seam roof installed in early May and need this porch done (framing) before hand. The decking and ‘decoration’ like post details and railings can be done later. I believe once the rafters and zip are on the roof then it’s doing the soffits and tieing them into the house and then we’re ready for the roofer.