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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Standing seam metal roof
Standing seam metal roof: Here, we first flash the south and the north side fascia. Next, we build out the batch water-heater enclosure. We then begin installing the standing-seam metal roof. We installed a sun-tube and then carefully flashed around the three chimney penetrations. Finally, we flashed the front of the clerestory, the top of the plenum, and the rear of the plenum, installing all of the ventilation caps at the same time.




Batch water heater enclosure construction...



Flashing the clerestory wall...



Lath and vent caps installed...



Installing the standing seam metal roofing panels...



Utilizing a used Sun-tube for free, natural lighting in the mechanical room...



Roofing the north side of the home...



Chimney box flashing completed...



Flashing the Plenum...



North side metal roofing, flashing and vent caps...



South side metal roofing and flashing completed...

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