Owners of historic brick homes may be drawn to the lush greenery of ivy growing on their home's walls. However, much like a beautiful rose has thorns, ivy has its dangers. While other plants cause..Read More
As the weather warms up and springtime arrives, homeowners should welcome the opportunity to inspect their historic brick homes. This is especially important after winter's wear and tear; it's..Read More
Brick exteriors are classic and timeless, but that doesn't mean they can't be personalized to reflect your unique style and personality. Painting your exterior brick is a great way to add a touch of..Read More
As decades passed, stucco became popular for covering brick exteriors. However, the use of stucco on historic brick is contentious, with some promoting its removal and others advocating for its..Read More
Victorian-style homes are known for their elegant, timeless beauty, and window shutters can play a significant role in creating that classic look. However, shutters were not original to every..Read More
The timeless charm of an historic brick exterior makes it a perennial favorite in the housing market. Homes with unique identities and rich back-stories have an inherent curb appeal built right..Read More
When it comes to curb appeal, your front steps can make a huge impact. Signaling excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a welcoming atmosphere, they add a special touch to your historic..Read More
One of the most popular renovations for historic brick homes is removing the plaster on an interior wall to expose the natural beauty of the brick. Warm and inviting, it adds a textural dimension,..Read More
As you settle into winter, there may not be too many thoughts of home repairs or improvements running through your mind. However, if you’ve been considering exposing some interior brick walls or..Read More
Historic brick homes are certainly beautiful and charming - and those that have stood the test of time are also resilient, having demonstrated considerable ability to hold their own against the..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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