The bricks that make up your old home’s façade are durable enough to last for about a century. However, the mortar that holds them together is another story. It will most likely have to be..Read More
Renaissance Development Blog
Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? If a home’s brick exterior needs a makeover, painting it can give the property a fresh look, boosting curb appeal and..Read More
Washington DC’s neighborhoods are renowned for their historic brick houses. The classic beauty found in the design of these 18th, 19th, and early 20th century residences is legendary. They also..Read More
Among the historic brick homes in DC's neighborhoods are some vintage brick apartment buildings. Property managers of these old structures seek cost-effective ways to carry out needed repairs..Read More
Every historic home comes with a to-do list of repairs and upgrades. A common challenge to home owners is how to decide which, if any, of the tasks are appropriate for DIY. Even the most handy..Read More
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..Read More
When the warm summer evenings begin to lengthen, many homeowners in Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods enjoy the comfort and privacy of a backyard patio. These exterior rooms significantly..Read More
When the winter season is over, owners of old brick homes in the Washington DC areas are advised to inspect the exterior walls of the structures. One of the things to look for is any bulges in..Read More
Don’t Take Care of Themselves
Maintaining centuries-old structures requires traditional methods and materials … and that means you may not know the right way to handle upkeep of your historic building’s masonry. There’s so much more to tuckpointing than replacing mortar.
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