Sunday, March 29, 2009

More Habitat For Humanity

As reported previously, Jake continues to work on a Habitat For Humanity Project. We are making good progress. The roof is complete, and the windows and doors are in.
Today's project was to install the siding on the house. The first step was to install the J-Channel around the edges and across the top. This kind of frames the siding and holds the siding in place.
The next step was putting the siding in place. It isn't hard, but it is time consuming, because your have to cut the siding to fit around every door, every window, every spigot, every electrical outlet. Once the piece is cut, it goes on pretty easily. Just snap in place and add a few nails.
By the end of the day, we had about 75% of the siding on the house.


DJ said...

So are there other folks in the organization working on the house every day, or only on scheduled dates?

Jake Pohick said...

Some of the work like electrical and plumbing is performed by professionals during the week. The rest of the effort is performed by volunteers on Tuesdays and Saturdays.