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Green tinged siding
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   After stripping my german siding I've noticed all the boards have a green tinged to them.  Is this remnants of the original paint color or an early version of pressured treated lumber?  The house…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter yesterday.

How do I entice a Contractor--Follow Up
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     Well I lucked up a ndfound a contractor for my "can of worms" kitchen window project.  Thank goodness for neighbor referrals!  And for a contractor who inspired confidence that  once he ripped…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud Jun 26.

How do I entice a contractor
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To do a “can of worms” (per my neighbor) project?  Need to switch out a falling apart kitchen window and repair the almost guaranteed rotted framing around the window and siding.  I can take the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder May 11.

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.

 

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Lair Tienter replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"Looks like paint to me.  "
yesterday
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

Green tinged siding

   After stripping my german siding I've noticed all the boards have a green tinged to them.  Is this remnants of the original paint color or an early version of pressured treated lumber?  The house was built in 1909.  Just curious if anyone knew.Thanks,Amanda (WV)See More
Tuesday
Amanda Stroud replied to Nick Wylie's discussion Color Selection Chart from 1920's
"     Please, please tell me there are recent photos of your house!  My quasi house color (still have faded yellow alum siding in certain areas) fits better on the nicer historic side of Charles Town.  Everyone around me…"
Jul 17
Amanda Stroud replied to Nick Wylie's discussion Color Selection Chart from 1920's
"     Yeah.  I was really surprised when the alum, siding came off and there was all this white paint.  But not for much longer.  Charleston, SC robins egg blue here we come. Amanda "
Jul 14
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a Contractor--Follow Up
"   I took a few this morning after the sill and some of the framing had been replaced but didn't bring the camera with me.   This is pushing back my fun house projects for at least two years.  Boo!!!   Amanda (WV)  "
Jun 26
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

How do I entice a Contractor--Follow Up

     Well I lucked up a ndfound a contractor for my "can of worms" kitchen window project.  Thank goodness for neighbor referrals!  And for a contractor who inspired confidence that  once he ripped everything off then crawled around in the cellar wasn't going to run off. Instead he calmly explained that he was going to have to jack the house up to replace 6-8 feet of my rotted sill and basically rebuild a section of my house.  And true that it was "sucky" (bad and horrendous have been banned…See More
Jun 23
Randall Marder replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"I would not entice any contractor.  You want a craftsman who has passion for your house and has the experience.  Right materials used, your restoration will last another 100 years, wrong materials will result in damaging your historical…"
May 11
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"In the you don’t know what you had till it’s gone vein, I had a great one until he left the state during the Great Recession.  And once the work is done I’d be more than happy to stick a huge banner in the yard proclaiming…"
May 3
meg replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"ha!  spruced up, I hope someday I'll remember it that way (parts of the house was basically caving in when we bought it)!  Amanda, I wish I had more advice to offer, we were lucky enough to find a slater and a carpenter who fell in…"
May 3
Will H replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"I've had issues with contractors who want to just "rip it down" and start over. It's a pain. The other issue we've encountered is "If you do the gutting" and then they still want to charge a small fortune.…"
May 3
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"West Virginia does require contractors to be licensed but we don’t have a Better Business Bureau type organization in the county l live in nor probably anywhere in the state.    And I’ve tried recommendations from…"
May 1
meg replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"If you can't do additional demolition so they can see what they're getting into, I'd put together two detailed lists that you want their quote to address, basically a detailed line by line breakdown of best and worst scenarios…"
May 1
Franz replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"You might begin with a Scope of work statement. Frankly, anyone who will begin a job by writing a few lines on a NEBS Proposal Form after hearing what you think you want, and reducing what he thinks he heard to something in writing that will make…"
Apr 30
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion How do I entice a contractor
"  Thanks for the feedback.  It’s not the money aspect so much as it’s finding someone who will do the work and not run for the hills at the first “Oh My God” moment.  I totally get paying for unforeseen…"
Apr 29
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

How do I entice a contractor

To do a “can of worms” (per my neighbor) project?  Need to switch out a falling apart kitchen window and repair the almost guaranteed rotted framing around the window and siding.  I can take the aluminum siding off that section but that’s as far as I want to go until I have a signed contract in my hand.  Have already had one contractor come out and know I’m never getting a call back or estimate.  Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,Amanda (WV) See More
Apr 28
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

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