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Installing Roofing and Stucco on the Kuppersmith Project House

Installing Roofing and Stucco on the Kuppersmith Project House

Watch this video to find out about the architectural style asphalt shingles and no leak skylights we installed on the Kuppersmith house roof. In addition, see how cement backer board and stucco were applied to the gables on the home.

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Installing Insulated Windows on the Kuppersmith Project House

Installing Insulated Windows on the Kuppersmith Project House

To improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance on the Kuppersmith Project house, the drafty old windows were replaced with insulated glass, aluminum clad, wood frame windows. A special tape was applied around each window reduce air infiltration before the siding was applied. Watch this video to find out more.

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Installing Cypress Wood Shakes on the Kuppersmith Project House

Installing Cypress Wood Shakes on the Kuppersmith Project House

Watch this video to see how cypress wood shakes were installed as the siding on the Kuppersmith Project house. Since wood shakes have to be nailed up one at a time, installation takes more time than with other siding materials; but the end result was well worth it.

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Cypress Shake Siding for the Kuppersmith Project House

Cypress Shake Siding for the Kuppersmith Project House

While many different synthetic siding materials are available, I decided to use natural cypress wood shakes for the siding on our 1926 Kuppersmith Project house to retain the character of the original home. Watch this video to find out more.

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Roofing Changes to the Kuppersmith Project House Breezeway

Roofing Changes to the Kuppersmith Project House Breezeway

When you’re working on a renovation job as big as the Kuppersmith Project house, you’re bound to have a few construction glitches along the way. Watch this video to see how we changed the roof on the breezeway to increase the curb appeal from the street.

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Tour of the Additions to the Kuppersmith Project House

Tour of the Additions to the Kuppersmith Project House

The floor plan of the original 1926 Kuppersmith Project house I’m renovating hasn’t changed all that much, but the additions we’ve added have really increased the size and usability of the house. Watch this video to take a tour of all the changes that are taking place.

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Low Maintenance Eaves for the Kuppersmith Project House

Low Maintenance Eaves for the Kuppersmith Project House

One of my goals for the Kuppersmith Project house was to make the exterior of the home as low maintenance as possible. To achieve that end, we used rot resistant composite material for the fascia boards and urethane foam crown molding on the eaves. Watch this video to find out more.

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Framing the Addition on the Kuppersmith Project House

Framing the Addition on the Kuppersmith Project House

Once the foundation for the master bedroom addition on the Kuppersmith Project house was complete, framing could begin. The steps involved in framing the addition included installing the floor joists, subfloor, walls, ceiling joists, rafters, and roof decking. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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Opening Up the Staircase Landing in the Kuppersmith Project House

Opening Up the Staircase Landing in the Kuppersmith Project House

In addition to modifying the interior wall framing on the Kuppersmith Project house to allow for added closet space and new doorways, we also removed part of the staircase landing on the second floor to open up the space. Watch this video to see how it was done.

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Leveling the Foundation and Floor on the Kuppersmith Project House

Leveling the Foundation and Floor on the Kuppersmith Project House

When renovating an older home, foundation settling problems are common, and the 1926 Kuppersmith Project house was no exception. After finding the low spots, we had to repair any rotten sills and jack the house up to level the floor. Watch this video to find out more.

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