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Additional Informative Articles

Adding a Deck

Adding a Deck (PDF) - Are you interested in adding a deck to your landmark property? Perhaps you're curious about improving an existing exterior structure with new balusters, handrails or columns. This article shares suggestions for some appropriate solutions.

Exterior Color Choice 

Exterior Color Choice (PDF) - Selecting an exterior paint color or color-scheme might seem like a daunting task without guidance. This article does a nice job describing contemporary options and presents suggestions based on historically and stylistically-appropriate precedent. Also included is a description of a minimally invasive technique for removing existing exterior paint.

Faux Slate Roofing

Faux Slate Roofing (PDF) - A description of contemporary slate roofing alternatives and a list of manufacturers who produce them.

Ordinary Maintenance

Ordinary Maintenance (PDF) - Tackle that project before it gets worse! A primer on some of the most common exterior repair and maintenance tasks that historic property owners face and how to address them efficiently.

Porch Restoration

Porch Restoration (PDF) - Everything you need to know about the maintenance, repair and reconstruction of historic porches.

Repair of Wood Windows

Repair of Wood Windows (PDF) - A thorough description of why repairing your historic wood windows, rather than replacing them, is the smarter choice for landmark property owners.

Shutters

Shutters (PDF) - Are you considering the repair or replacement of your property's shutters? This article is a great place to start to better understand the form, function, repair and replacement of historic shutters.

Solar Panel Installation

Solar Panel Installation (PDF) - Interest in the addition of solar panels is on the rise. But what to do when you're planning an install on a landmark property? No problem - just take heed of these simple appropriate guidelines.

Storm Windows

Storm Windows (PDF) - The addition of storm windows is a cost-effective way to increase your property's energy savings and overall comfort through all seasons while maintaining its historic integrity. This article describes the many installation options available for the wide range of window styles we often find in landmark properties.