Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAR 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Conduit for Nest camera wire verify location with owner. New Trespa soffit & New awning over entry Replace storm door open stud bay path for new HVAC electrical located on master deck. Electrical Breaker box 120v power for new awning and solid backing band. verify location with owner. New gable vent shroud both sides. New sheet metal column caps (typ) verify color. New exhaust termination f or 6" bath fan duct in j oist bay closest to center of room. new scupper a nd downspouts ( typ) verify color with owner. New gable vent with shroud. Sillbonit panels. Verify layout with owner Remove and replace window. Trespa Royal Mahogany Inside of rail walls Silbonit (typ) "X" metal OS Corner. Sheet metal box IS corner verify color (typ) gutter 3 sides verify color Deck drain slots into gutters. Typ 3 decks. New trespa soffit. Remove/reset mechanical awning. New trespa soffit. New glass rail infill typ 2 decks. Siding to existing EIFS soffit sheet metal transition New closeable crawl vents (6). Verify location with owner gun and taking off the decking material, and then cleaning it out and putting it all back together." Synapse reconstructed the deck railing walls with slots to drain into a gutter that wrapped around the entire perimeter, producing both a wa- ter management device and cornice trim. Workers used lightweight porcelain pavers on pedestals for decking, which allows water to flow through while keeping debris on top. The smaller pavers can be liƁed easily to clean the underlying membrane. "Drains are good, and they work fine until they get clogged," Keever says. "When that happens, water goes uphill and overwhelms your [drainage] systems and can cause [significant] damage. "For me, that's the first thing I'm thinking about when I'm looking at a building—how that thing is draining [and] where the water is going," he adds. "You're limited. Obviously, water is water; it obeys gravity. The real challenge is trying to make what has to happen aesthetically pleasing." The company presented the homeowner with several products and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each one, as well as price points. "We did the design on the house. We built 3D mod- els, [and] we came up with several iterations of what the siding scheme would look like," Keever says. "He's an older guy, so that was the whole goal of the project—low maintenance." To make matters even more difficult, the home had been built on a steep lot, rendering access to the jobsite relatively dangerous. "One side of that house is about 50 feet off the ground," Keever ex- plains. "We had to set up ropes for people to climb up—like what you see on the Machu Picchu trail." DESIGN SOLUTIONS 34 March 2019 QualifiedRemodeler.com

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