This tongue twister about sums up this phase of the restoration. The back addition on the house has seen numerous changes through the years, some minor, and another quite major one. Now I was about to add another major one to it's history - though hopefully one a bit better than a "re muddle".
Studs cut and ready for window framing
North side new sheathing
With the south end completed and new window fitted, it was on to the north end to complete the wall reconstruction. This end was a breeze, just replace the sheathing and added a few filler pieces to re size the framing for the new window.
Walls, door and windows complete from inside.
With the walls completed, I removed the windows that were temporarily installed so I could wrap the structure in Tyvek. I actually wrapped the outside corners first with roofing paper for added security and at the inside corner I ran a piece down half on the addition and half exposed for the main house. When I redo the siding on the main house I can tuck this flap underneath the new siding and that way this critical corner will be nice and tight instead of having a seam here. Then everything was wrapped in the Tyvek paper and taped with the special Tyvek tape. The windows were then installed permanently using the rubber membrane tape around the framing, folding the Tyvek around to the interior, then topped with foil tape after the window was shimmed and secured.
Much, much better now...