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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 Amanda Stroud Jul 28.

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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Bill Hendrickson replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Replumbing a House
"For the deck, check out TWP Stain (Twpstain.com). This is our second year of using it on our white oak deck. Easy to apply and looks great. But you will have to use it twice a year, spring and fall, once after winter is over and just before winter…"
Oct 25
caseypratt replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Replumbing a House
"Hi Amanda, Since we're are in essentially the same town, I'd be happy to recommend my plumbers. So I'm sending a PM. Pex may be a good alternative since it can sort of be fished up through walls unlike rigid copper. Casey"
Oct 24
Lorin Craig replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Replumbing a House
"wow, that looks amazing!"
Oct 23
Amanda Stroud replied to PStewart's discussion Painting old Victorian roof stripes on an asphalt roof? Photo and suggestions...?
"      'Afternoon.  Is switching out the current shingles with colored shingles in shapes and sizes that would replicate the pattern out of the question?  Lovely home by the way, Amanda (WV)"
Aug 11
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"Whoops I meant everyone :(  "
Jul 28
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"     Am glad to hear everything, plus me, thinks it's from the original color of the house.  Especially since I'm painting it a robin's egg blue.   Thanks everyone, Amanda(WV)"
Jul 28
Randall Marder replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"Yes it paint and primer residue acting like a stain penetrating into the soft grain.  Yours Randall www.rmdesignconst.com "
Jul 26
Lair Tienter replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"Looks like paint to me.  "
Jul 23
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
Jul 22
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

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