It’s the middle of December and the snow is really starting to pile up at the Heron Cove site. While I love winter and winter sports, nothing makes me cringe more than contractors working through winter conditions. Clients ask us all the time if they can construct their project through a Michigan winter. The answer is always a “yes, BUT…” The “but” is you can do it, but it’s not cheap or always easy. When contractors show up on a job site and have to spend the first two hours shoveling the snow from the night before, someone has to pay for it, and the someone is usually the client. Not to mention, put 2 layers of gloves, carhart’s and a few layers of long underwear on, and see how fast you can move! Our goal was to have the project enclosed before winter hit hard, and we almost made it. Winter just showed up a little early this year.
In the photo above, the living room glazing is taking shape. It’s a large header that supports the roof load over the 16′ wide 4 panel Pella slider.
With the roof on the second story, the final form of the 2 story portion of the project can finally be seen. We chose to stick frame the roof systems out of TJI engineered joists to minimize the thickness while maximizing the span.