Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Build journal – Inspection day!

Just when I finally got all caught up with our garage build, I got delinquent about blogging about our progress. Bad me!

Thanks to the continued decent winter weather, we’ve been able to keep moving along with the build. And now we’re at the point where we’re ready for the inspection – YAY! If the garage passes the inspection today, then we’ll be able to move onto installing the cedar shingle siding and metal roof.

Before the inspection could happen, we had to put on the Ventgrid and install the door and windows The two garage doors haven’t been installed yet, but they aren’t required for the inspection.

Ventgrid is basically a plastic grid that goes on top of the wrapping to create an air gap between the shingles and the structure. This allows any moisture that may get in behind the shingles to evaporate, rather than sit there and potentially cause rot. It’s pretty easy to install – a power drill and screws and you’re good to go :-) Except it was kind of cold, and my fingers turned into little icicles! I keep trying to thaw them out by sitting in my hands in the car with the heated seats turned on.


The windows were actually quite easy to install as well. Although I had my doubts that Brian would be able to heave the biggest one up the ladder! But he did… here they come!

window coming up

I was inside the garage to help guide the windows in place and screw them into place temporarily so Brian could do the adjustments to get the square and level.

two windows in


brian screwing in window

open window

This view is why we went with a big window instead of the small window in the original plan :-)

two windows in 2


The windows on the north wall are over the stairwell, so I had to make a little platform to reach them – my levitation skills are a bit lacking ;-)



back windows

back windows


windows done

Now bring on the inspector!

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