When you’re managing a renovation, small milestones become pretty big deals. Take for instance, the wrap that goes not on the exterior of the house (innovatively called: house wrap).
House wrap serves as a weather-protection barrier, keeping water from getting inside the house, while letting moisture escape to prevent mold & mildew. It isn’t very exciting to look at–unless you are renovating a house. Because the house wrap–well, it paves the way for windows and siding.
After the windows go in, the siding goes up. And having siding on the house can make a homeowner believe that, at some point relatively soon, this renovation will be over. And they may get to actually live in the house again.
After all the siding is in place, the work shifts to the inside of the house. The insulation goes in. Then the drywall goes up. Derek & Bethany are approximately two weeks away from drywall installation. After the drywall, the pieces that actually make a house a home start to occur: cabinetry (which takes as long as 6 weeks!), trim, paint, fixtures of all sorts. All in all, Derek & Bethany are likely 2 and a half months from reno completion.
But, in the meantime, they measure progress in windows and siding.