128 Weatherby Drive
Macon, Georgia 312120-8234
22 September 2015
Today I post a complete report on the exterior renovation of our Home. This project commenced on 15 May and is essentially complete as of this date. Admittedly I have a few more hours of labor to conduct before the Deck Renovation is totally complete. The following is a summary of events with dates. It must be stated that during the period of late June through mid July My Bride and I were enjoying our Annual Holiday to the Holy Land.
15 May Henry Leslie at 747-2872 repaired the top of the Chimney and placed concrete at the top. Once the concrete was dry he sprayed a sealer on the cap to prevent any future
20 May Ordered Window repair kits for seven downstairs from Warner Robins Supply. The
old windows had rotted and in some cases the springs to allow the up and down
movements were broken. The contact was Paul at 953-4100.
21 May Covenant Plumbing installed a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater. Contact is the owner
Dennis at 745-7436
2 Jun Covenant Plumbing replaced all of the defective supply line plumbing with “PEX.”
The task was completed in two days and we enjoyed running water except for a brief
period when it was changed over. The removed the old water heater and the exposed
water lines in the attic.
13 Jun Gerald Madison at 808-8343 completed the patching and repainting of the holes that
were made to install the new plumbing lines. Gerald was recommended by Dennis of
Covenant Plumbing. Dennis made this comment: “Gerald makes me look good.”
From my point of view, Gerald Madison did a perfect job.
17 Jun Macon Tent and Awning at 743-2684 installed a new awning over the front door. The
Previous awning was over fifteen years old and the stitching was weak so the decision
was made to replace it.
19 Jun Warner Robins Supply at 953-4100 installed the seven window repair kits and the 14
19 Jun Blues Painting and Pressure Washing at 956-0830 – Point of Contact: Mark. The
Pressure washing was performed on 2 June. The exterior trim wood and rotten wood
was replaced and painted.
27 Jul Blues Painting and Pressure Washing completed the exterior painting and received the
final payment. The replacement window sashes installed on 19 June were replaced
with non-energy efficient sashes so that they would match the rest of the house. Thus
the final exterior painting was completed in July.
Early Aug A David “S” recommended by Marshall Lumber completed the repair of the wood
At the base of the front door frame. David can be reached at 361-3971.
12 Aug Stinson Heating and Air replaced the upstairs Air Conditioning Coil and the outside
Compressor with an SEER 14 unit built by Amana. The contact number for Stinson
is 742-4311. This was not an anticipated project; however when a Compressor is
worn out, it must be replaced.
9 Sep Gerald Madison at 808-8343 completed the interior painting of the window sash grills.
He also repainted some of the Dining Room wall that was damaged when the Tankless
Water Heater thermostat was installed in the garage. Covenant Plumbing covered the
repair and repainting of the dining room Wall.
22 Sep The final project for the exterior renovation was the Deck Board project. I, Alan with
some help from My Bride completed this project with a total expenditure of only
$1995.00. The decision was made to use “Lowes Choice” Composite Deck Boards
and the special clips so that there are no splices, nails or screws visible.
Please note that I would encourage anyone anticipating such a project in the future to get the various vendors lined up well in advance. It is also realized that many of the vendors that were used in this project are so well regarded that they often cannot perform the required task on the Home Owner’s schedule. Thus, I learned to be flexible. Both My Bride and I are extremely happy with the results that were achieved.