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Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
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Been awhile since I sought advice from the forums.  Getting ready to camouflage this ugly aluminum flashing with some patinaed copper.  I have a roll of 6" wide copper.  Obviously I will have to cut…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Perkins May 22.

Replacement storm windows for 1940 Tudor
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I have finally had it with struggling with the ancient unwieldy aluminum triple-tracks on our house!  Does anyone have any new recommendations for companies making high quality replacement storms?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deb Beatty Mel Aug 18, 2014.

attaching picture molding to very hard plaster walls
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Hi everyone.  Does anyone have advice on how to attach narrow picture molding to old and hard-as-rock plaster walls?  I don't own a nail gun so am hoping to do it w/ old school tools.  I want to add…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Perkins Aug 17, 2014.

Mesh reinforcement for plaster re-surface, product recommendations?

I'm getting ready to cover the original scored plaster on our bathroom wainscot with a smooth troweled texture; wondering if anyone can recommend what sort of /mesh tape/fiberglass screening I could…Continue

Started Feb 26, 2013

 

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Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"Owned a 1913 bungalow in Co Spgs, Lair; never had issues with them but never had the house re-roofed either. I know many historic areas can be tricky.  For good or bad, Asheville seems to be very unpredictable in that department! It's a…"
May 22
Phil replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"Many codes ruin the look of old houses.  Modern lead management codes are leading to a rapid loss of painted houses, and porch railing height code is destroying the elegant look of old house porches, to name just a couple. "
May 22
Lair Tienter replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"I don't know about where you live but when I lived in Denver, CO the city (not suburbs) had a code requiring 8" flashing.  When I had my roof done the roofer gave me instructions on how to remove it after the final inspection or I…"
May 22
Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"This snake seems to hold a grudge, probably because I turned the hose on it.  It definitely was giving me a "look" before it slithered back up the tree. NC has every poisonous snake that exists in the US; we've had copperheads in…"
May 22
Phil replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"We have fewer snakes up north to watch out for, which frees up time to look for roofing mistakes.  ;) "
May 22
Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"That sounds like something I could ALMOST do (no grinding tool)  I looked underneath and there are not many places with actual gaps...I wonder why my guy thought that metal flashing not even kerfed into the stone would do.....if he was going to…"
May 21
Lair Tienter replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"Jill, when I did mine I just took a grinder with a metal cutting blade on it and cut down the bend in the flashing.  I left everything under the shingles.  I then took some backer rod ( foam rope ) and stuffed it in between the porch and…"
May 21
Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"OMG!  That sounds like our experiences in this house!  So, un-related story: yesterday I hear the birds making a ruckus outside the DR window; I look out to see what the fuss is and what do I see but a 6' long black snake in the holly…"
May 20
Phil replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"I would live with it as is until you are past some of these other issues.  You might be able to use copper to counter flash and camouflage the aluminum, but if you start pulling the step flashing out, cutting the metal on it, etc., you might…"
May 20
Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"Hi Phil, I think my builder was a little 'over' this project by the time he got to the flashing and never even suggested kerfing into the stone. I realize that is the correct way it should have been done (with copper!) I'd like to rip…"
May 20
Phil replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"I see how that would cause water to drip.  What Casey and Lair are saying is that to be effective, flashing has to be installed right into a sawed groove (kerf) your stone wall (pointed in with mortar or caulked) in one way or another, and it…"
May 20
Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"Hi Lair, The flashing keeps water from dripping (somewhat) from the stone down between timber of the arch; there are some big gaps because of the flat wood beam against large uneven stones. Otherwise you could stand at the front door and water would…"
May 19
Lair Tienter replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"I've looked over the pictures and I agree with Casey, I don't think the flashing does anything to detour water from the stone. I had a house where the flashing was only cut into the brick a 1/4" and over the first year…"
May 19
Jill Perkins replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"Hi Casey yes, the barrel roof is a 3 yr old addition.  I wasn't 'micro-managing' the day the flashing was done and was pretty mad at the builder for not inquiring what I wanted there.  It is installed under the shingles, I…"
May 18
caseypratt replied to Jill Perkins's discussion Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum
"The aluminum looks like it does nothing, why keep it at all? The roof is less than 1 square of shingles; if you re-roof it you can have the step-flashing done properly. Ideally it is carefully set into a mortar joint, wedged in with rolls of lead,…"
May 18
Jill Perkins posted a discussion

Copper flashing ideas for covering aluminum

Been awhile since I sought advice from the forums.  Getting ready to camouflage this ugly aluminum flashing with some patinaed copper.  I have a roll of 6" wide copper.  Obviously I will have to cut it and shape it to fit around the arch. I intend to use industrial adhesive to glue it to the aluminum.  Any ideas on what shapes might look best and most storybook?  Rounded curves, tudor arch, squared edges? No room for error once I cut the copper!  Thanks all!See More
May 18

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Tell us about yourself:
Recently bought a stone 1940 Cotswold Cottage/Tudor in Asheville NC and have started minor restoration work. We are mostly retired but I am a professional dressmaker and costume designer. My husband and I love old homes but wonder if we might be getting a little too old for a fixer!
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Previous old house was a 1913 bungalow in Colorado Springs. Longtime subscriber to Old House Interiors and had my bungalow dining room pain project featured in "Inspired by" contest in 2006. We really need some advice on restoring our stone house.

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