Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Neuhaus, New Year - Update & Features

Things are moving along well. The Standing Seam Metal Roof installation is almost complete. This roofing color has a high Solar Reflective Index to reduce solar heat gain for the home, keeping it more comfortable in summer months and reducing any need for air conditioning (think "cool roof".) The metal is composed of recycled material, and in itself the roof is recyclable. Metal roofs also have a much longer lifetime than other types of roofs, such as composite shingles.

The second phase of stucco, "Brown Coat", has been completed and we are waiting the minimum 28-days of curing before we apply the final "color coat."

The shotcrete phase of the pool construction will be starting this week. This pool is being constructed by New Era Pools and will feature technology by Wellspring Water Technologies. The pool equipment uses around 30% of the energy used by other efficient pool systems, and best of all the pool will be chemical and salt free. The water in this pool is so clean and pure that it will be drinkable, and of far better quality than most people's indoor water in San Diego (due to the revolutionary technology by Wellspring.) Wellspring will also provide the treatment of both indoor water and landscaping water.

Landscaping water requirements will primarily come from recycled greywater from the home. We are finalizing the design for this system, and intend on sharing that design with others to make approvals through city jurisdictions much simpler. The backbone of the system will be constructed with materials from ReWater. The greywater reclamation/irrigation system is being designed and installed by our AGB Team member, Bill Wilson.

Inside the home, we have completed drywall installation and sprayed the drywall with Low-VOC oil-based primer by Zinnser. We have also painted the wood windows with ultra-low Dunn-Edwards "Evershield" premium paint which resists sun-fade (thus will not need repainting for many years).

We are currently moving into "finishes" phase with installation of cabinetry and tile. On target to complete the home by late March, 2017.

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