Author: jeff

When we bought the house, the breezeway roof was in pretty bad shape.  The roofing material was a light grey/white asphalt roll roofing. It was full of cracks and holes, so whenever it rained outside, it also rained inside.
With winter quickly approaching, we decided to go ahead and at least get some primer on the exposed wood.  After a quick scrape job, the primer was applied.
When the previous owners painted the house in the blue/cream/purple color scheme, they only painted what you could see from the street.  So, the upper part of the back and any area that was blocked by a tree, was left unpainted.  They didn’t even prime it.  The old deteriorated white paint from decades earlier was […]
We used a heat gun and a scraper tool to begin removing the paint from the woodwork. One pane done… Some trial and error testing on the more difficult areas of the woodwork.  Chemical stripper just isn’t cutting through the layers of the old paint.
The decorative trim pieces painted and ready to be installed. The decorative trim pieces installed. Entire tower side, completed. Checking the other side of the tower to make sure that there wasn’t any leaks.
After cleaning all of the loose plaster out of the damaged areas, we then used the drywall that we pulled down from the drop-ceiling to patch up the areas that were missing plaster.  The salvaged drywall was just a little thinner than the original plaster, so it was recessed a bit.  This is a good […]
All of the replaced/repaired area was then primed. Detail of the upper area. I also added a bit of flashing to divert any water that may leak in the future. The decorative trim pieces.
The first step was to replace all of the rotted out lath with new lath.  This is the south wall/ceiling with the new lath. Detail of the south wall/ceiling new lath. The new lath on the west wall/ceiling. Detail of the new lath on the west wall/ceiling.
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