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Will I Be Ostracized?
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     If I replace my metal roof with asphalt singles?  My metal roof will be 105 years old in a couple of months and to everything there is a season (approx. 100 year lifespan for metal roofs).  I'd…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken the Old House Guy Jan 20.

Painting a picket fence when Tom Sawyer's gang is not available
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   So I have 102 linear feet of picket fencing to paint (three coats) and am looking for advice.  Has anyone painted one of these before?  Do I do it by hand, buy or rent a sprayer or possibly talk…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud May 13, 2013.

Reapir or Drywall Patch?
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     Attached is a photo of my stairwell ceiling (darkened a bit to show the cracks better).  It's not sagging that I can tell but have decided to have it repaired before it comes crashing down in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annette K Doxsey Feb 23, 2013.

Switching Windows
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   I have had a plan in the back of my mind to switch out my kitchen window with my back porch window.  And with leftover derecho insurance money it might actually be doable next year.  The kitchen…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by peter r wells Jan 15, 2013.

 

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Amanda Stroud replied to Emily Doerflinger's discussion Bathroom Tile Restoration Advice Please!
"    I can just hear Nicole Curtis from Rehab Addict saying "Oh my God.  Why would someone cover that up?!?".  And I agree it's dusty rose not the dreaded pink.  The nail, screw and staple holes not to…"
Feb 15
Ken the Old House Guy replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"People are fast to dispose of things, spend lots of money, and buy new when they can just do maintenance.  I patched holes in my tin porch roof with Preservation Products."
Jan 20
Tonia Danford-Pratt replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"We had our 108 year old stamped tin roof resurfaced last Spring by a company in Pennsylvania. We had a couple leaks where the witch's hat joins the house and they were able to fix that as well as improve the appearance and protect areas that…"
Jan 20
Franz replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"You're too far from my turf for me to give you phone numbers, so I'll give you a plan. The Economy SUCKS!  Nothing new is being built. There are a good lot of real roofers and sheetmetal workers on the bench at the Union Hall. First,…"
Jan 17
Randall Marder replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"Unfortunately that is not uncommon, flooring contractor will say replace siding contractor , replace etc. . I run into this all the time. Find companies who put preservation first. When I teach restoration classes for home owner's, the first…"
Jan 16
Liz replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"My Husband just finished painting/sealing our pressed tin, shingle roof. I couldn't help him because I am deathly afraid of heights. It cost us around $650 for the paint, but we went with one that had thermo-something-or-other properties, so it…"
Jan 16
Randall Marder replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"No why would you be judged.  Sometimes pure restoration can sure put a dent in ones budget. Your first priority is protection your older home from the weather.  Make a list of priorities, break down those priorities into phases.  Do…"
Jan 13
caseypratt replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"My front and back porches have standing seam roofs that were put on in 1906, and they are nowhere close to being unserviceable. I'd say that the "100 year lifespan" you heard of was pulled out of the air. Box gutters, yes, because of…"
Jan 11
Bill Hendrickson replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"Definitely need an estimate for both a new roof metal or shingled and painting. For painting, make sure the metal roof is not on it's last keg or you will be throwing that money away. Roofs are not cheap, though we paid $22k for two shingled,…"
Jan 10
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"The roof is in good shape at least that I can tell.  Had a guy look at it about five-six years ago.  The eaves and fascia boards need some work however.  And it definitely needs painting.    $30,000 for a new roof?!? …"
Jan 9
Lair Tienter replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"DON'T replace the roof because of the paint!  Thats like getting a face lift because of a zit.  When I bought my house it had a metal roof that was 130 years old.  We had a 90mph wind (tornado) that took one corner and folded it…"
Jan 9
KenK replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"You can always call in a roof contractor (reliable - BBB rated) to have a look and suggest thoughts. Is the roof leaking badly?   Shingle guarantees can run as long as "25+" years.  The caveat being the other…"
Jan 9
Phil replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"If it is really in good shape except for needing paint, I would almost guarantee that a paint job will be cheaper than a new asphalt roof. With a pole extension on a roller, it is not that tough of a job for the sorts of people who are comfortable…"
Jan 8
CatwomanofV replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Will I Be Ostracized?
"Are you asking our permission? It is YOUR roof to do with what you will. However, you might want to talk to a reliable roofing repair person/company and have them evaluate your roof. You may not have to do anything to it. Cat"
Jan 8
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

Will I Be Ostracized?

     If I replace my metal roof with asphalt singles?  My metal roof will be 105 years old in a couple of months and to everything there is a season (approx. 100 year lifespan for metal roofs).  I'd love to replace it with another standing seam metal roof but understand that's in the $10,000 range.  The original is hold up well, no leaks, but it needs painting and seriously doubt I could find someone to paint it.  And if I'm going to spend money might as well buy a new one.  Installing good…See More
Jan 8
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Painting a picket fence when Tom Sawyer's gang is not available
" I don't have the best fine motor skills.  However did have a can of oil-based pimer laying around so gave that a shot the other day on a fence post.  And let's just say a sprayer is just not an option for me.  Besides…"
May 13, 2013

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