Sunday, October 6, 2013

Quick update!

My faith in our PM has been re-established.  :) We met with him on Wednesday and he walked us through the house. He explained that we do have the correct shingles and that the 20 year shingles only went around the roof vents. He took the time to show us the difference between the two which made me feel better. He also explained that the mistakes in the master bedroom and bathroom were being corrected. Most of it had already been corrected by that time. He assured us that it should not push back the finish date. He also agreed to meet with us at the house weekly for updates.

All in all, I trust his ability to do his job well. I will STILL keep my eyes on EVERYTHING, but I will try not to freak out so quickly :)

Coming up next is insulation and then drywall! The hubby and I are compiling a list of scriptures and inspirational quotes to write on the frame beams before the drywall goes up. Oh, and we are also getting ready for the small widow of opportunity to insulate the inside wall. We plan to do the master bedroom, hall bath, laundry room, and office. Will post pics soon!

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  1. We are building a Jefferson Square and are at the same stage as you all. We just got our roof shingles last week and are going to get dry wall soon.

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  2. Was wondering if you all were planning to do the extra insulation yourself? We were looking into doing it but don't really know how to go about doing it.

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    1. Yeah, we plan to put in extra insulation ourselves. We are going in the night before drywall and insulating some of the interior walls. I am pretty sure all we need is insulation and a staple gun. I tried to check out your blog but I do not have google+. Sorry, but good luck!!!

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  3. Glad everything got cleared up for you! Time to get back to breathing easy and enjoying your build :)

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  4. I've seen lots of blogs where people have gone in under cover of darkness and added extra insulation around the house. I have to admit, I was one of those who thought that this would be something we wanted (especially to help with transfer of sounds from bathrooms, the laundry room, etc.)

    Ryan Homes advertises that their houses are "tight" and ultimately, we decided that it wasn't worth the extra cash out of pocket to do the insulation now, even though we knew if we didn't we would NEVER do it.

    I'm happy to say that we have not been disappointed. Actually, I'm very surprised about the lack of sound transfer from room to room. We have family with a second floor laundry, and I thought for sure I would hear it running. Not only do we not hear that... but with our bathroom door shut, I can't even hear the shower running in the morning!

    I'm not sure if I've just suddenly gone deaf, but it seems that there is really very little transfer of sound from room to room. And with all the research I did, unless you're using something like Roxul, you might not have any perceivable benefit anyway.

    That's just my two cents on the matter. Either way... glad to see the roof mystery solved!

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    1. I hope we are as lucky! I have read many posts in which people complain about how the sound travels throughout the house. We actually were only able to find the roxul in 16 on center so we had to use something else for some of the walls. I am not sure if it will help or not but we figured it couldn't hurt.

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  5. our PM wouldn't let us do anything like that, so you may want to get clearance through him! Everything is inspected at so many points during construction that something like that may throw off something else, but I'm not sure. Unlike the person above me, we do actually hear a lot through the house. My son's room is upstairs and he can, clear as day, hear us watching a movie downstairs and make out the words in the movie. We had guests with a baby and she couldn't get the baby to sleep because he could hear everything. Not a huge deal to us, our son is a good sleeper but overall, it's not as tight as I had hoped. I can also hear the tub draining upstairs while I am downstairs, and I can hear the swooshing water from a toilet flush but not hear bathroom noises.

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    1. Our PM said that he could not give us permission but that if we installed our own insulation he would not take it down (wink wink). Yeah, unfortunately I have read many posts about RH not being very good at blocking sounds within the house. :(

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  6. One really nice thing about the palermo is that none of the bedrooms have shared walls. We are a little nervous about the placement of the laundry room because it is right between the kids rooms. However, that is the only drawback and considering my son and daughter make more noise than a washer or dryer the space between rooms is what we're counting on to diminish noise transfer

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