Tasks of a Build

Day 1*
  • Build exterior and interior walls in warehouse
  • Set floor joists and lay floor decking
  • Sheath wall panels and install exterior walls
  • Install interior walls
  • Tie walls together, straighten, and brace
  • Install front porch deck, columns, and beams
  • Prep and install roof trusses

Day 2
  • Install windows and trim packages
  • Install interior framing – wind bracing, deadwood, and attic stairs
  • Deck and felt roof
  • Install sub-fascia, barge rafters and drip edge
  • Build side porch and ramp
  • Install exterior trim and set-up for siding
  • Begin siding

Day 3
  • Shingle roof
  • Insulate walls and ceiling
  • Continue siding and begin caulking

Day 4
  • Finish siding and caulking
  • Begin painting exterior – siding, foundation, window trim
  • Begin interior painting

Day 5
  • Continue exterior painting
  • Finish interior painting
  • Install baseboard, window sills and miscellaneous interior trim
  • Install kitchen cabinets and countertops
  • Begin soffit and fascia

Day 6
  • Touch up exterior painting
  • Finish soffit and fascia
  • Finish interior painting
  • Install doorknobs and bathroom hardware
  • Install porch and ramp railings

Day 7
  • Clean house interior
  • Touch up interior painting
  • Complete miscellaneous items
  • Rake and clear lot
  • Landscape

* All Day 1 volunteers meet at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity warehouse. All other build days begin at the construction site.
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