18 hours ago
Sunday, October 5, 2008
As any homeowner knows, there is always a never ending list of "projects".
2 "projects" on our list were to install gutter guards and seal the cement. the technical term for the cement that we have is exposed aggregate. Or so the pros at Lowe's said....
DH installed the gutter guards on Saturday. Our roof is so steep, it's a one person job. I held the ladder, fetched, cut and handed. His fingers were so raw by the time we got done! BEFORE we started installing the gutter guards - we pressure washed the porch, the walkway & the whole driveway.
Sunday we got up & started masking off the porch & columns in preparation for the sealant. the stuff has to be applied every 2 years. It took 5 hours, 25 gallons, 2 rollers, a leaf blower and DH's persistance to get it done!
That's 2 HUGE projects out of the way. I WISH it had been cheaper, but at least it's done.
Next week? We run conduit in the basement to install electrical outlets in the shop side of the basement. then we get to move all that heavy stuff back into place.
These pictures don't show you the finsihed areas of the sealing , where it looks like it's wet, it's been sealed. It hought you could get a good idea of how MUCH there was to do!