Mandi’s been busy, so it’s my turn to update you on her project. We still own the house, anyway, so perhaps it’s “our” project. And believe me, it’s always good when a project makes BIG progress! For sure, the Rattlesnake House Mandi’s working on has just made some big, noticeable changes. Here we go:
Mandi got the old shingled roof (here’s a photo to remind you) replaced with a nice shiny metal roof, trimmed in red to match the roof at the Hermits’ Rest, Sue Ann and Lee’s ranch house, which is right down the road. Anyone driving down our little county road will immediately notice that this sad house looks at least a bit happier! Of course, there’s lots of work to be done, still. The soffits need to be fixed, and we hope to put nice red shutters on the house to match the trim. That will look great!
The roof will be much more energy efficient, and will make that nice sound everyone in the country loves, when the rain is falling on it. The other good thing about a metal roof is that it won’t need to be replaced for a long, long time. Low maintenance is a good thing.
The guys did a good job on the roof, and it all got done in just a day or two.
Mandi showed some before pictures of the insulation last time she posted. We went over there with Ryan, the head of renovation (and proprietor of Tater Nugget Renovations) to check it out, and were mostly VERY pleased with the results. The first thing we noticed was how much quieter the interior of the house is now. Wow, it’s going to be so nice and quiet. And the temperature had already moderated, even without a heating system yet. This stuff is a great investment!
We did notice that a lot of the promised cleanup of debris had NOT happened. The plates of half-eaten food sitting in the carport also were a big disappointment. We have enough critter problems out in the country without setting out nice plates of vittles for them! And a lot of the foam had not been shaved down level with the wall and ceiling studs, so we would have some trouble if we tried to put up drywall right now.
However, Mandi made a call to the owner of the insulation company and told him what she’d seen. And of course she sent photos, too! He promised to get guys back to remove the old insulation and other trash. That’s nice, because no one wants to have to step over a lot of old fiberglass insulation to get to the second floor! When a vendor stands by his promises and makes things right, there’s a good chance more work may be coming their way in the future!
Ryan is ready to get moving on the next phase of turning this little old house into a family home. What’s next? Looks like there’s some drywall that needs to go up. And a whole bunch of very drafty windows that need to be replaced with nice new ones that weren’t good enough for Austin, but are still GREAT for rural Milam County!
Stay tuned for more Rattlesnake fun.Hermann says please like and share!