This 1894 home was in need of a facelift to return it back to its original glory with new low maintenance products. It was important to the homeowners to recreate the original concept for this home, which was lost over the years, when it was covered in aluminum siding.
When removing the siding we discovered rot behind the siding. The main problem occurred when the previous installer covered their siding with aluminum to hide problems. The aluminum siding was also dented in many places. You can see the fascia, crown and gable returned have all been wrapped with aluminum, trapping moisture behind it. Once the aluminum was removed we discovered that most all of the gable returns were completely rotted.
When we removed the aluminum siding, we also discovered the original clapboards beneath contained lead paint which we removed according to EPA Lead Law standards. We added Green Fiber blown in insulation around the house before the siding was installed. Then the new HardiePlank lap siding, trim and soffit were installed.
We added a pitch to the door awning with a copper roof so the water would drain properly. We needed to rebuild the crown and roof detail with PVC trim, you can barely even tell the difference from the original. The house was completed with new dentil moulding in the gables, which really added a classic design in the detail found on the front bay window. For the final touch, we installed all new Classic Louvered Atlantic Premium Shutters in Black including the S hooks for added character.
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