Over the past week we’ve had carpenters here replacing rotten rake boards, fascia and wood gutters. The gutters were so badly rotten the rain literally washed right through them and made the whole back of my house moldy, so charming. Wood gutters are required in our historic district and all our trim has to be wood. The trim made from cedar is naturally bug repellent and lasts longer then less expensive pine. Composite trims are really common in modern construction but not allowed in my historic district.
Above and below photos of the renovation work in progress. All of the old trim has to be replaced; nothing has been salvageable. Scaffolding has been set up on the side of my house to help hang the new rake boards.
I’m using carpenters to do all of the woodwork and roofers for the roof. I received a lot of great e-mails from readers suggesting I use separate tradesmen for each job based on their own renovation experience. The amount of trim work I’ve needed is not typical of a normal roofing job so using a team of carpenters has been essential. I found Regatta Construction through my roofer and they’ve been great. Everyone has been nice, easy to work with and has taken the time to work with me to cut costs. I would totally recommend.
Next week we’ll hopefully get a gutter added to the front of our house. Yay! No more ice puddles on my front step for me to slip on! Stay tuned…
50 Jersey Street