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Remodel, Renovate, Restore | What's the Difference?

Feb 19, 2021 12:49:17 PM Christina Wilson

Even contractors sometimes use the terms remodel, renovate, and restore interchangeably, though these terms have entirely different meanings. When working on a home in a historic district, it’s..

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Repairing and Replacing Exterior Window Sills on Historic Brick Homes

Sep 10, 2020 7:15:00 PM Christina Wilson

Every owner of an old brick home knows that exterior window sills will show age and weathering, both of which significantly impact a building’s good looks over time. Even more critical than..

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We Are Here for You ... In Person Again

Jun 8, 2020 1:50:34 PM Christina Wilson

The following information was recently sent to Renaissance customers. We want everyone in the DC service area to know that we are open and continuing to provide tuckpointing and exterior masonry..

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Why a Professional Should Remove Paint from Old Brick Facades

May 1, 2020 3:15:36 PM Christina Wilson

Painting over brick has been popular for generations, either to cover old, tired-looking surfaces or to satisfy a particular color preference. If, however, your home’s painted brick - interior or..

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We Are Still Here for You!

Mar 25, 2020 11:37:17 AM Christina Wilson

The following information was recently sent to Renaissance customers. We want everyone in the DC service area to know that we are open and continuing to provide tuckpointing and exterior masonry..

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What Causes Bulging in Brick Walls?

Feb 6, 2020 3:43:25 PM Christina Wilson

As winter turns to spring and warmer temperatures draw us outdoors, you may spot a bulge in your exterior brick walls. This is masonry issue that are not uncommon among old brick buildings in..

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Removing Stucco to Expose Original Brick

Jan 13, 2020 6:30:00 PM Christina Wilson

Many people purchase or inherit older homes that have layers of stucco covering an older brick and mortar exterior. For those who desire to remove the stucco to reveal the brick and mortar..

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Do You Know How to Get a Quality Tuckpointing Job?

Sep 27, 2019 12:41:14 PM Christina Wilson

Your old brick home is located in one of the historic neighborhoods in Washington DC. Preserving the unique architectural and design features of your dwelling maintains the desirability of that..

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What is the Best Way to Plan Your Old Home Renovation?

Aug 22, 2019 10:54:34 AM Christina Wilson

Historic Washington DC brick homes give their neighborhoods a classic elegance that is unique to century-old row homes. When restoring one of these structures, homeowners try to integrate modern..

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Should You Worry About that White Stuff on Your Brick Wall?

Aug 1, 2019 3:38:05 PM Christina Wilson

Have you ever noticed a coating of white powdery stuff on your exterior brick walls? The technical name for this white powder is efflorescence. Although undesirable, efflorescence is usually not..

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