One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Doors!

We've had a busy week! First the roof finally got fixed and now our new doors were finally installed! We're still waiting for a screen door for the back since it's still on back order. But, the new doors are in and 90% complete. A few trim pieces need to be added to the front door, which they'll take care of when they install the screen door in the back. Now on to some before and after photos! Now that I see them side by side, we chose similar, if not the same styles for the doors, just different colors and steel reinforced security! No more wind blowing through the unevenly installed doors! These energy star efficient doors should help keep the downstairs a bit warmer in the winter and keep our air conditioning inside during the summer. They all open and lock a whole lot easier now and all have deadbolt locks (the previous doors did not).


Front Door - Outside Front Door - Inside



Side Entrance Door - Inside

Back Door - Inside Back Door - Outside


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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Roof - Part 2

It finally stopped raining long enough for the roof guy to come back and finish the roof. Yesterday we go our coating on the roof that should seal any remaining cracks and provide some UV protection. Instead of the black roof, we now have a shiny silver roof! This should help keep the house a bit cooler on those hot summer days.
A completely covered and coated chimney. We shouldn't be having any more issues with leaks now.

Nice and shiny!

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Friday, May 08, 2009

The Leaky Roof - Part 1

We've had some issues recently with a leak in the 3rd floor office area. Any time it rains, the ceiling (now with a hole in it!) drips water onto my desk. Last summer during those torrential downpours, we had water come in on the 2nd floor as well. We thought we fixed that problem with a new gutter, but our roof guy thinks otherwise and I believe him. So, part 1 of fixing the roof involved replacing all the gutters, patching any holes, cracks, etc. in the roof, completely covering the chimney (the suspected source of our 3rd floor leak) and caulking around the outdoor fixtures.
Patching a few cracks in the roof.

Chimney is now completely covered.

Repositioned the downspout from the 3rd floor roof from draining onto the deck to draining directly into the 2nd floor gutter. No more water being drained directly onto the roof. This should help solve the leaking to the 2nd floor during those heavy summer rains.

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