Renaissance Development Blog

 

Rehabilitation or Restoration for Your Historic Home?

Dec 14, 2017 8:31:00 AM Christina Wilson

Ownership of an old brick home in one of DC’s historic neighborhoods comes with a unique set of responsibilities and decisions. Unlike owners of newer and more modern homes, you face the challenge..

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What's the Best Way to Remove Ice and Snow From Brick?

Dec 7, 2017 5:21:26 PM Christina Wilson

In the season of ice and snow, DC brick walkways and steps become a challenge for homeowners. The problems is that salt or other chemical de-icing products should not be used to remove ice and..

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Why You Save Money With Traditional Tuckpointing

Nov 21, 2017 1:47:10 PM Christina Wilson

If the brick and mortar facade of your historic DC homes show signs of deterioration, it's time to repair and restore. The first step is looking for a masonry contractor who can work with your..

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Do You Know How to Care For Old Brick Facades?

Nov 14, 2017 4:08:18 PM Christina Wilson

Owners of historic DC brick homes have likely heard of tuckpointing. Also known as repointing, it is the process by which the facades of brick structures are restored and maintained. Even the most..

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Is Your Interior Brick Wall a Focus for Entertaining?

Nov 8, 2017 12:30:46 PM Christina Wilson

During the holiday season historic brick homes in the Washington DC area use an exposed interior brick wall as a backdrop for entertaining. These old interior brick walls add warmth to the holiday..

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What Can You Do About Energy Loss in Your Historic Brick Home?

Oct 31, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The beauty and charm of historic homes radiate from their unique and stately classic features. However, like the lovely but leaky original windows, many of these features are not as energy..

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How to Find the Best Masonry Contractor for Your Old Brick Home

Oct 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Did your fall exterior brick inspection reveal signs of weather wear and other types of deterioration? It's not too late to get some expert advice. Historic DC homes require a particular expertise..

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Do You See Water Damage on Your Interior Walls?

Oct 10, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interiors were covered with lime plaster...

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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Oct 4, 2017 5:54:00 PM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful, particularly during the warm months when the ivy blooms. It adds a thick green texture to the wall and..

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Look For Water Damage When You Have Spalling Brick

Sep 26, 2017 12:41:12 PM Christina Wilson

Owners of old brick houses in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods might notice a crumbling or flaking of the surface of their brickwork. This form of deterioration, known as spalling, usually..

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