Exterior Features

Bricks

Paint is flaking on my bricks. What should I do?

Article: Preservation by Prevention: Paint and Historic Brick

https://architecturaltrust.org/preservation-by-prevention-paint-and-historic-brick/

How do I repoint the bricks on my house?

Article: Architectural Trust https://architecturaltrust.org/preservation-by-prevention-what-is-the-right-way-to-repoint-historic-masonry/

Article: This Old House: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/repointing-brick

Video: Process of removing and repointing brick joints:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzG9jwu_yw

Should I try and save the old bricks from my house or replace them?

What to save what not to save on a historic home from Hull Historical

Video: https://hullhistorical.com/restore-vs-replace/

Siding

My clapboard wood siding has some places where it has rotted. How do I fix it?

Video: Shows methods for removing and replacing rotted wood siding.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opTPy4Z0uuk

Roofs

What’s the best roof material for my historic home?

 Article: Preservation Brief #4:  Roofing for Historic Buildings  https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/4-roofing.htm

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