So what is up with house renovation you’re all asking? I’ve been intentionally avoiding talking about it the last few weeks. Everything is up in the air. We are still trying to find someone to help us with the roof which at this point I wonder if we’ll get it done before winter? I’ll share more on the roof later. I thought I would round-up all the projects we have going on so you could get a better idea how it all connects.
Are you getting three tab or architectural shingles? The historic society approved architectural shingles which I prefer. Again, asphalt shingles are not historically accurate but a comprise. I am looking at darker gray shingles that will hopefully complement the house colors I’ve been brainstorming.
What have you learned about chimney liners? Chimneys are still up in the air. I stopped pursing estimates because it was looking like I can’t afford a roof and chimney liners this fall. Still looking for solutions other then thermocrete. I was told my chimney was too large to have metal liners which some of my readers have suggested seemed bogus.
What kind of gutters did you choose? Last night, the historical society meeting approved wood gutters and painted galvanized steel downspouts. We were hoping to get these replaced when our roof got done.
Are you planning to fix the rotten wall this fall? We haven’t talked a lot about this rotten wall on the blog. Basically we have major rot on a wall between our house and the neighbors. The sill and wall are rot and need to be replaced. Greg and I are trying to tackle this project ourselves. More to share in another post.
Are you going to replace your back door? I need to find a new (old) door to replace our current back door. The door itself is rot and not historically accurate. I need to research styles from the 1750’s and search for something comparable. I’m thinking I might contact Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine for some help.
Below photos of the house I took in the last few days. Our roof and gutters as is—gastly sight! Below Greg working on replacing the sill and the back door that needs to be replaced. Whef! Typing this all out kinda gave me a mini-anxiety attack. The renovation is feeling very overwhelming at the moment…