Monday, July 07, 2014

Summer Project 2014

Each year I plan a project for the summer, and this year Milady and I decided to increase the patio space to better accomodate our family when we entertain.  We decided to contract an awning, and I'd move the dirt and install pavers.  Today began the first phase of the project, installing the awning.

A before shot.  As always, you can click on the pictures for a bigger view.

The crew is just arriving, has been instructed on where the awning is to go, and they're going to get tools and materiel out of the truck.

Installing the framework.  Lots of measuring and leveling, this was a professional crew.

Copious amounts of sealer.  We want no drips when this project is completed.

Installing the roof/ceiling panels.  They snap together with high seams.  I don't see how water can get to the seam-joints.  That's a good thing, I don't want water getting into those joints.

Installation complete.  They were here just less than three hours, and the awning is installed.  Very professional, little wasted motion.  That awning is 20 feet X 8 feet, which adds 160 square feet of shade to the patio.  Now, all I have to do is dig out one shovel depth, add sand, and lay pavers.  I have a sneaking hunch that my part of the project is going to take several weeks.  But, I'll be able to work in the shade.


Termite said...

Very nice.

Old NFO said...

Nice, and no, you won't get done in 8 hours... :-)

Matt said...

Lookin good