January 22, 2015

The latest "last construction project"

If you live in a desert, don't build with wood. The weather wreaks havoc with it and you will have to replace it in a couple of years no matter how much paint you slop on. We have learned this lesson the hard way and last year already replaced the siding on the chicken coop with metal.

The only relic now was the pump house; the horse barn and shop/shed were built with metal and the house is stucco, thankfully. We contemplated buying a prefab garden shed but could not find one the right color, which is known locally as "WD brown". I am glad we decided to pull the siding and replace it with metal matching the other buildings on the property.

I was too late to take any meaningful "before" photos.

We are very happy with our new metal pump house and I dare any woodrat or mouse to set up housekeeping in this one.

1 comment:

webb said...

Your house is stucco? I love stucco? The best part of that long-ago trip to Albuquerque was all the different ways they used stucco! Cool.

ps: The pump house looks good!