A reader emailed me this morning, suggesting that current appearances might be deceiving when it comes to the fenestration of the new house going up at 215 Union Street.
The reader pointed out that sheathing is typically applied in whole 4-by-8-foot sheets, to save time and provide a more solid covering, and in the process, the sheathing often covers all or part of window and door openings. Once in place, the sheathing can be cut to reveal the entire opening. He suggested that discovering the true height of the windows required further investigation, and he was right.
A return visit to the house, with camera adjusted to zoom in through the window openings, discovered that the structural openings inside are considerably higher than the openings in the sheathing.
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