Roof flashing is a very important part of a house. When working on paint colors, I have noticed that houses with newer roofs seem to have more flashing than houses with older roofing. Roof flashing is now more noticeable than it used to be and that's not good. I’m sure there are very good reasons [...]
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This Victorian circular porch was restored to the original design to reduce maintenance. This house has a circular wrap-around porch on the right corner of the house. How can a rectangular porch roof cover and protect a circular porch and balustrade below from the elements? It can't! Unfortunately an earlier homeowner replaced the porch roof [...]
Is your house a "Clown House"? Avoid the common common mistakes so many people make, destroying curb appeal and making their house into a "Clown House". Learn about your porch railing and other features on your porch. By understanding the key issues discussed here, and sharing them with others, we look forward to enjoying more [...]
While this house is mostly original, the Bungalow porch design shown here has been badly altered over the years. As you can see a full restoration is needed here. Bungalow in need of restoration and period Bungalow porch design. This little Bungalow in Oklahoma was lucky to have owners who could understand and appreciate the [...]