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The Budd Project
Located off Huntington Road, this home weathered all the storms of the crazy Atlanta weather patterns since it was built in 1976. In fact, it seemed that everything around this house has changed except for the house itself, as it is planted in the heart of one of the fastest growing cities in the Nation. Once the client met with our consultant, Keith O'Brien, they began creating a plan for the transformation of this home. It was decided the home was in need of a complete home exterior remodel, otherwise known as an "Exterior Facelift".
The next step in this process was to relate the details and ideas to our architectural designer to began the creative part of the design. Once a few options were completed, the client, our sales consultant and our designer met for the big reveal of the ExoVision. The design was carefully selected and the fun part began! The scope of work was laid out and the order was created to execute the vision that had been discussed.
There were a few things that had to take place before the actual work could begin. A survey was obtained and edited for the proposed changes required by the City of Atlanta to acquire a permit, along with architectural drawings of the plans for building the deck.
Once the heavy lifting of the paperwork was out of the way by our team, the pre-construction meeting was scheduled with the Project Manager, Oscar Alvarez, to discuss dates for arrival of the various materials, locations for the materials to be placed, as well as the dates each project would start and finish, finalizing the final walk on the project schedule. Oscar also collected the client's paint selection sheet, where he determined the exact colors he wanted to use for each item that needed to be painted.
As listed out on the project schedule, materials began to arrive as planned and placed in their designated areas. This included a dumpster, roofing materials, siding, windows, doors, TimberTech composite deck materials, and all other material packages to complete the job. The roof was the first to go. A one day job for replacement. The crews cleaned up nicely and aside from having a beautiful new GAF Timberline HDZ roof in charcoal gray, you wouldn't even know they were there. Clean up is a huge part in the process of what our team does daily to ensure a clean and safe project site and to not create unnecessary chaos at your home.
After the roof, came the removal of the existing siding, fascia, soffits, molding, trim and overhangs. There was a minor hiccup and problem found during the demo of the siding; an entire wall of rot behind the existing siding. We then inspected all of the siding to determine exactly how many areas were rotted. Once all the areas were determined, Oscar contacted the customer to let him know what we had found. Before any extra changes are made, we reviewed with the homeowner exactly where the rot was and what the course of action was needed to fix the issue. During a renovation, a lot of things can come up. The only time EXOVATIONS has any additional cost is if there are changes made to the job or in the event that rot is found and has to be replaced. We do require an additional signed order to complete this work. New OSB and Barricade house wrap were installed on all the walls to replace the rotted areas and insulate the existing walls before the siding was installed.
In-between the siding and the windows, a little more detailed carpentry work was required before we could install the windows or the doors. The customer wanted to remove several windows, add a few windows where there previously were none and remove a window beside the front door to install a new front door with sidelights in the entire area. Our team went right to work removing these items and framing in the new openings. The house also had 23 existing windows replaced. After the front door was removed, the opening was framed for the new entry unit. There were also 2 doors removed on the existing deck, as well as the deck on the side of the home, as well as a small deck on the back of the home where all the rot was discovered. The beautiful new Craftsman style door unit was installed and stained with an Aged Bourbon finish. Before the new construction started on the new composite Timbertech deck, the exterior patio doors were replaced with new fiberglass ( super energy efficient) ones.
On the back of the home, the 6x3 deck was removed and not replaced. This area was sided with Hardieplank shingle shake. On the side of the home, the existing 26x8 deck was removed. A newly constructed (and extended) 26x8 deck was built. The color the homeowner chose was called Silver Maple. The handrail selected was in Driftwood. Hardieplank Shingleside shake was installed on the 2nd and 3rd stories of the home and painted Evening Shadow. Hardieplank Cedarmill siding was installed on the basement level and painted Software (a darker shade of gray). All bands, moldings, trim, window frames, sashes, door frames were painted High Reflective White. One of the final major changes to this home was the addition of a new overhang on the front elevation. Custom built cedar brackets, exposed smooth beams and exposed cedar rafters were added, along with tongue and groove pine decking underneath the standing seam metal roof ( in black). The cedar products were stained to match the front door, Aged Bourbon. The very final project of this renovation process was installation of new black gutters, to give the look just an added pop.