Tasks of a Build

Day 1*

Build exterior and interior walls in warehouse

Set floor joists and lay floor decking

Sheath wall panels

Install exterior and interior walls

Install front porch deck, columns, and beams


Day 2

Plumb walls and install deadwood

Install exterior doors and security doors

Prep and install roof trusses

Install windows and trim packages

Install exterior trim and begin siding

Build side porch and stairs

Day 3

Deck and felt roof

Install interior framing – wind bracing and attic stairs

Install sub-fascia and drip edge

Continue siding


Day 4

Shingle roof

Insulate walls and ceiling

Finish siding and begin caulking

Begin painting exterior

Install porch handrails

Day 5

Finish shingling roof

Install interior doors

Continue exterior painting and begin interior painting

Begin soffit and fascia


Day 6

Continue exterior and interior painting

Install baseboard, window sills and miscellaneous interior trim

Install kitchen cabinets and countertops

Continue soffit and fascia

Day 7

Touch up exterior painting and finish interior painting

Finish soffit and fascia

Install doorknobs and bathroom hardware


Day 8

Clean house interior

Touch up interior painting

Complete miscellaneous items

Rake and clear lot





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