So what’s this and why are we showing it? It’s an image of the tiny home’s electrical box (above), which is where electrical power enters the structure. It’s also the location for the breakers. We also wanted you to notice the metal drip edge and extra flashing just above the box. It’s details like this, duplicated over all the windows and door, that ensure that air and moisture stay in their places.
Here’s another detail you might appreciate on the Ballard model tiny home we are currently building. We’re putting beautiful kiln-dried, tight-knot cedar siding on it, and we insert a metal plate – like the one you see above in the photo – behind the planks at every seam. Why? It’s just one more step to keep water out so the happy owner of this home will never have to deal with mold or rot.
The exterior of the Ballard model tiny home we’re building will soon be done! Here’s a shot of the cedar framing we’re adding to all the doors and windows (above). You’ll also notice the double flashing system to keep water and moist air out of the home. The first line of defense is the metal drip edge that slightly overhangs the window or door. Then, in addition, we’re also using Tyvek flashing tape to seal the top of the metal drip edge – creating an additional line of defense.
Aaron D. Murphy says
Nicely done. As an architect, I know how the “details matter” and you’re making great choices to help the client be a happy one! Congrats!!! Beautiful craftsmanship, you have a great product!
Thanks, Aaron. We appreciate your kind words and your key role in the project!
Hi Carina.These are all hueoss in the ward I grew up in. My parents’ house, a 1950’s cape cod design, is on the corner of Fir and Cherry. Anyway, the house across from us – with the descending supports and angled porch, was actually designed to mirror the slope of Squaw Peak. If you look at it against the mountain, you can see that it has the exact slope. Pretty cool!