The siding, windows and exterior work we are doing for a East side Northfield client has moved along nicely. The windows have all been installed. Much of the soffit and fascia work has been completed and the siding is being installed. We installed new house wrap under all the siding which will help protect the materials under the siding from moisture, while still allowing the home to ‘breath’ if needed.
One of the challenges in remodeling older homes is compliance with current building codes. The one major issue we had to deal with on this home was the bow window in the main bedroom. The existing bow window had four separate windows. None of the windows was wide enough to meet current egress regulations. So we had to remove the bow window and replace it with a newly framed bay window….with three separate windows. This allowed us to gain the necessary width to create a legal egress window for the bedroom.