The Nadu’s interviewed several contractors but didn’t feel like any were quite the right fit. Then an old friend recommended Stable Hollow Construction. When the Nadu’s met with them, the connection was instantaneous. With Stable Hollow’s mix of modern and traditional values, their personalities and views meshed well. Stable Hollow saw the barn’s potential. It was just waiting to be turned into something useful.
The first step of the restoration process was to start at the bottom. Stable Hollow cleaned out the basement, stabilizing its foundation. Then they replaced deteriorating posts and crumbling foundations and straightened the beams, because all the joists had to be level on the second floor. Then on to the upstairs frame. Wherever the wood was rotten or had large holes, Stable Hollow repaired or replaced it.
They replaced the roof with new 1x12 rafter decking, SIPS panels, and new metal roofing. As for the inside, the flooring was redone, the walls were insulated, the interior was framed up, and the finishing completed.
If the Nadu’s couldn’t decide how something should be done, Stable Hollow was ready to offer ideas and expertise. They didn’t always agree, however. Leah chose to cover the old dark green and white paint with a charcoal color, and Daniel from Stable Hollow was sure it would be ugly. But after it was painted, he agreed with Leah that it accomplished what she wanted — For someone to look at the barn and say, “Wow!”