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|Sunderland Period Homes|
|Siding removed, "ice & water" partially installed, storm window being removed.|
|Scraping the paint off the damaged area.|
|Using a straight edge for mark out.|
|The depth of the router is adjusted prior to the removal.|
|Starting from the outside edge, the carpenter carefully routers the wood to the indicated shape.|
|Scrap of wood being cut using a jigsaw. Note the clapboards on the sawhorses.|
|Construction adhesive, 3x strength.|
|The application of the adhesive into the cut out.|
|Pre-drilling for the screws.|
|Patchwork complete. Note the Great Stuff insulating foam in between the planked wall boards.|
|Great Stuff, Window and Door.|
|Felt installed overlapping each other.|
|Flashing is installed over the "ice and water" membrane and under the frame's lip. It is secured through the window frame.|
|The flashing is installed similar to the "water and ice" membrane starting at the bottom, overlapping the sides onto the bottom and then the top overlapping the sides.|
|Interior face of the south exterior parlor wall before any repair work.|
|Plaster placement in progress.|
|Plaster material used.|
|Done. Plaster and trim completed.|
|Big Wally's Plaster Magic, Contractor's Pack.|