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More Help With Side Shingles
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Hello all,I'm starting to get to the point on the house where I will start stripping the shingles. The below picture shows some of what I am up against. Some of the shingles are split due to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil May 18, 2015.

Shingle Supplier Belt Course Help
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Hello Everyone,Well Spring is trying to come here in upstate NY and I'm eager to continue on the north side of the house again. I updated some pictures of where I left off last fall.So my question…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder Apr 5, 2015.

Introduction and Some Help
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Hello,I am new to the site and am hoping some one can help me with a question about my house. I have a ~1915 Victorian house in upstate NY.Here is an image of the house when we purchased it.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Hager Jul 30, 2015.

 

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"Sharon, The first set I primed and painted by hand. It takes a long time so the next set I will try using a sprayer and see if I like the results. Jim"
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"This is impressive -- how will you paint the shutter?"
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Diane Hager replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Jim, the house is looking fabulous! It just amazes me that people covered up such amazing detail. I cannot wait to see your futures pictures.  You must be so proud of your work to uncover this beauty. Diane"
Jul 30, 2015
Jim Quinn replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Cat, Thanks for the compliment. Actually this side of the house is really hard to see because of the trees so not too many neihbors have seen what I've been up too. I started on this side since it was the north facin side and fiured it would…"
Jul 22, 2015
CatwomanofV replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"WOW!!!! Looks great!!! I'm sure you have had so many complements on it from your neighbors. Cat"
Jul 21, 2015
Jim Quinn replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Thank you for the nice comments. I was so happy that when I saw that the wood underneath was still there and in decent shape to boot.The colors we are going with are what are shown on the photos. Basically grey scales (Lincoln Black, Charcoal Grey,…"
Jul 21, 2015
Charles J replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"What a wonderful house! You're lucky to have found so much of the original work under the siding and the house is lucky to have someone restore it to its former glory. Have you decided on paint colors yet? I'm late to this discussion and…"
Jul 19, 2015
caseypratt replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"By eliminate I meant rule them out as possibilities. Vertical t&g was widely used, as another poster suggests, but since you're trying to literally restore a previous appearance, bringing in a foreign pattern and material without certainty…"
Jul 18, 2015
Jim Quinn replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Thanks for the compliments and thoughts. The belt course that is missing I am about 95% confident pushed outward. I don't have a picture of it but the front of the house where the porch roof slants downward towards the side I am working on has…"
Jul 17, 2015
caseypratt replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Simplest explanation is that it was shingles all the way down to the belt course trim, and it may have been flared out and had a bed molding under the drip edge of the first course of shingles. There seems to be the ghost of two courses of shingles…"
Jul 17, 2015
BenningtonColonial replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Stunning... Excellent work!"
Jul 16, 2015
Jim Quinn replied to Jim Quinn's discussion Introduction and Some Help
"Thought I'd post some update photos. I'm glad to be done with this section of shingles. Next up the missing belt course and clapboard. Jim"
Jul 16, 2015

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Mechanical Engineer
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Own a early 1900's Victorian House that I am currently pulling the aluminum siding off.

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