Last weekend I finished stripping, treating, priming & painting the bargeboard on my front dormer. To me it looks totally different and represents an entire weekend of my life. To readers, it may not look so impressive.
Anyway, here it is. The painted dormer bargeboard. Try to ignore, for now, the window trim & the underside of the dormer soffits. The underside of the ends of the bargeboard are just primed and there is a 1x4 nailed on to the ends of the rafter tails. Eventually I'll pry that 1x4 unpainted board off.....and I'll also add the "rafter tails" back on to the bargeboard. They were cut off years ago when the aluminum was put up.
The copper drip edge guy has (again) promised that the fabricated drip edge for the front overhang will be installed on Friday. He has fibbed ("lied" is such a harsh word) to me 3 times before and each time I was bitterly disappointed by his no-show, so I wouldn't bet money on it. But I think he knows how frustrated I am over how long this whole thing has taken, that this time he actually might show. Yesterday he left the phone message uber early in the morning on my work line telling me they would be here on Friday...I think he was avoiding talking to me directly because he knows this install has been long overdue.
Anyway once the drip edge is installed, I'll move on to painting the already stripped & primed front brackets & overhang fascia. I'll also be able to finish stripping the fascia (showing in the above photo), that runs up the side of the overhang.
In the meantime, I bought some colorful mums for my front doorstep. My theory is they minimize the ugliness elsewhere.