So, I have nothing cute or smart to say. After four months (August-December) worth of Louisiana Tax Credit Rehabilitation projects, here are the before and after pictures of what we accomplished.
Landscaping and other minor fix ups and remodeling were not eligible for credits, so we move on to work on those things this Spring/Summer.
I know I’ve mentioned this a few times, but what we did accomplish through the Louisiana tax credit program was: update HVAC units, plumbing, electrical, roof, exterior carpentry, porch, bathroom addition, some exterior paint, foundation repair and some termite remediation.
Without further ado…..
A few photos from the last several days. Finishing work has commenced and should be complete by the end of next week!
What’s left? Porch paint, fascia boards and column paint, yard cleanup, bathroom tub installed…that’s about it! Waiting on some warm weather for the porch paint.
So, work continues. The trim and new siding is up on the dormers. The new shingles are going up in front. Sheetrock is going up in the bathroom today. Also, ACA came out this morning and made me a matching covering for my new A-C unit. They do really good sheet metal work. The dogs would get in the little cracks and get underneath the house . Also, cats would get in too and it didn’t help my new insulation any. Fixed that!
At one point this morning, I had 6 different crews here. Work is being done! See what state tax credits can do?
So, lots of breathing exercises later, I am watching my new roof go on. The roofers had to take off two layers of shingles, the top layer was asbestos shingles put up in the 1940s; and the original asphalt shingles which appear to be a blue grey. A few rotted roof boards have been replaced where there were a couple leaks and the felt has been laid.
We were in New Orleans for Thanksgiving and came back today. The carpenter we hired to replace the flat roof soffits, fascia boards and decorative dormer trim was here today and he did some good work taking out the rotted wood. I took a couple pictures in the dark. I can’t wait to view it in the daylight tomorrow. Work is being DONE!