House #11: Rehab (Vid 2)

July 19, 2009 · 9 comments

While I just posted the first rehab video for The Sunglasses House a couple days ago, that video was about a week old (took me a while to get the video card I needed to upload it to my computer)…

So, here’s the next installment, which was just recorded this past weekend, and should bring you up-to-date with the rehab progress:

We’re about three-and-a-half weeks into the rehab, and things are going quite smoothly. Hopefully, by the end of this week, the landscaping will be completed, our termite and rodent company will have completed their treatments, the interior will be painted, the bathroom cabinets will have gone in, the tiling work will be completed in the master bathroom, and we’ll be ready to start on the flooring, kitchen cabinets and fixtures by next week.

9 responses to “House #11: Rehab (Vid 2)”

  1. Uncle Jeff says:

    See comments after 1st video…nice progress, including wardrobe…but are those construction grade flip-flops?

  2. ezra says:

    Damn you’re sexy!

  3. hakrjak says:

    Haha — Man I can’t believe you wear Jeans in Atlanta in the summer time! You must be dying of heat stroke! haha


  4. Hi J Scott,

    I noticed you used three tab shingles on the roof and not archetectural, any reason for this?


  5. J Scott says:

    Hey Matt –

    It all boils down to the cost. 3-tabbed are cheaper (about $10-15/square cheaper, or about $400 for an entire roof), and for these low-end homes, a new roof is a HUGE selling point, but the buyers really won’t care about (or even know the difference between) the type of shingles used. They’re thrilled they won’t have to worry about the roof for 20 years.

    For anything higher-end, we’ll certainly use an architectural shingle.

  6. pistolpete says:


    What is it exactly that you are doing to the windows? I didn’t understand your explanation- could you explain?



  7. Hi J,

    Makes sense. What I find interesting is that my roofer always gives me the same price for three tab and archetectural. He says while the three tab are cheaper they require more labor to install….. which offsets the cost savings. Anyone else heard this??


  8. J Scott says:

    Hey Pete –

    With old wood-style windows, what holds the panes of glass and keeps out the weather is a combination of wood, metal tabs, and glazing putty (here is an example: After many years, the wood can get pretty beaten up and the putty can start to deteriorate, leaving you with an old-looking and very inefficient window.

    Reglazing basically restores the window by pulling off the old paint and putty, sanding, priming, re-puttying and re-painting.

    If done well, you can make old windows look almost new for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. It will also help with window efficiency.

  9. J Scott says:

    Matt –

    That’s really interesting…I’m going to ask my roofer about that next I speak with him!

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