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Yucky foam stuff but works well

Porch roof, storage box, wheel well boxes, window insulation, etc.

I got a bunch of assorted items built this week. Mostly pictures to share. Not a whole lot to say. Completed items include the storage box on the trailer tongue side of the house, seen below. I also got boxes built inside the house to cover and insulate around the trailer wheel wells and insulated the gap around all windows and their rough openings with “Great Stuff” spray foam: And most difficult to do all by myself, the overhanging roof above the door and porch. This took some careful measuring and calculations, and then some creative use a ladders, contortionism, […]

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The week of windows

This was a big week! Monday night through this afternoon was spent installing all 10 of my beautiful windows. Before saying more, I want to give a big thank you to Christian for all his help during this process. And my dad too. Thanks guys! I started by preparing each sill by nailing down an angled piece of cedar siding, sloping outwards, to shed water away from the house if any water does get into the rough opening around the windows. Next I created the all-important sill flashing with a flexible flashing material made just for this purpose. Each window […]

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Deciding on tiny house windows – what are the factors?

I’m still shopping around for the best windows for my house. There are many important factors to consider when choosing windows. Below are thoughts on some of my primary concerns. Energy efficiency Window R-values can range from effectively zero, to something ridiculously high like R20 with triple-pane glass, other glass enhancements like films and glazings, plus a much more insulated frame made from better materials. I certainly can’t afford the top of the line, but I do care a lot about efficiency. For my tiny house, I’m looking at double pane windows, with at least the basic Low-E coating, and […]

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