Drywall Touchups

We called our favorite drywall guy, Hector, to return and touch up the drywall. He has been very successful the last five years and we were glad he came back to do more work at our house. We had the walls in the back drilled to blow in insulation. Then the drywall plugs were inserted. But the drywall was not really finished enough and it needed to have the texture applied to match the rest of the walls. When Hector visited I asked him about finishing the upper windows with drywall and he also did the rear bedroom upper window.

Finished rear bedroom window and patches
Finished rear bedroom window and patches

He and his helper drywalled all the upper windows.

Unfinished window trim
Unfinished window trim
Finished window trim and sealed skylight
Finished window trim and sealed skylight

I also asked him to insulate and seal the openings where the skylights had been. There was one in the family room and one in the middle bedroom. It was one of the most important finishing jobs. We chose to remove the old skylights when the new Tesla roof was installed. They were out of date and leaky. The voids were filled with two layers of roxul insulation and 2″ of blue XPS foam insulation because I didn’t have more of the recycled poliiso. The 2” blue foam was a craigslist find that i have used to repair the insulation at the house foundation. Then the air barrier was stapled in and the edges taped.

Finishing the middle bedroom window and patches and sealing the former skylight
Finishing the middle bedroom window and patches and sealing the former skylight

Two of the shower edges also needed to be finished. When he originally did the drywall I didn’t know how the tile would be installed so he left these areas unfinished but we didn’t have enough tile for these areas so I had him finish the edges with drywall.

Unfinished Master Bath Shower Edge
Unfinished Master Bath Shower Edge
Finishing the shower edge
Finishing the shower edge

The unfinished edge in the family room bathroom also was drywalled.

Unfinished family room bath edge
Unfinished family room bath edge
Finished family room bath edge
Finished family room bath edge

The upper windows were a bit of a pain to get to but Hector’s worker was light enough to work from the metal light shelf. Where he ended up crawling along to do the installs.

Finishing the living room upper windows
Finishing the living room upper windows

Seems like baby steps in a long process with many twists and turns but it’s wonderful to have kind and capable workers help out.

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