When You Can't Do It All: Prioritizing Home Renovations and Repairs

Nov 27, 2020 7:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Homeownership is a big responsibility. One constant that all homeowners face is the need for ongoing maintenance. Any homeowner will tell you there is always something that needs doing; repairs,..

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The High Cost of Deferred Maintenance

Nov 12, 2020 7:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

“Why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?” This tongue-in-cheek adage describes many homeowners’ attitudes toward dealing with home maintenance and repairs. Maintenance costs money, and 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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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Aug 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM 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 gives..

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Do You See Bubbling on Your Interior Plaster Walls?

Jul 17, 2020 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. Occasionally..

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The Case for Restoring Old Windows in Your Historic Home

Jul 10, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson
The windows in historic DC brick homes are frequently an important element of the architectural integrity. Their design, craftsmanship, or other qualities may make them worthy of preservation.  .. Read More

What To Do If Your Brick Walkways Are a Disaster?

Jul 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

IIn the historic neighborhoods of Washington DC, brick walkways and steps of homes, in deep reds, oranges and browns, create unique curb appeal for entryways – until they need repair. Bricks that are..

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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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A Patio Adds Privacy and Comfort to Outdoor Living Spaces

May 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

When the warm summer evenings begin to lengthen, homeowners in Washington DC spend more time outdoors. A backyard patio is the ideal way to expand your home’s living and entertaining space into the..

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Isn’t Tuckpointing Bricks the Same as Grouting Tile?

May 15, 2020 3:01:59 PM Christina Wilson

Maintaining older brick structures that were constructed from the late 1700s to around 1944 requires traditional methods and materials. This means that many simple DIY repair methods you find on the..

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