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This is what the front of the house looked like when we first moved in. From this distance, the house looks like it only needs a paint job and a little bush trim.

It needed a lot of work.

In some areas, the paint came off very easy. In others, we had to carefully burn it off.

A leaking porch roof caused extensive water damage.

The old windows and their frames were replaced.

This is the outside door to the basement. The door and the surrounding wood will be replaced. It is too damaged to repair.

Some of the wooden rails were repaired and some were replaced. This area was sanded to the bare wood, sealed and repainted.

The porch roof was so severely damaged that the entire roof had to be replaced.

Lots of rotting areas.

Water leaks caused the only porch light to short circuit.

A view of the porch roof from the second floor.

Many areas were pealing off.

There were huge cracks where water would leak through and fall onto the porch below.

The old porch roof was demolished.

Rebuilding the porch roof.

Parts of the porch that could be saved were saved.

All of the lattice work under the porch and stairs are going to be replaced and painted red.

A view from the second floor window. No porch roof.

Starting to build the main frame.

Rain caused some delays.

Back to work. More lumber.

More construction.

Quality carpentry.

The soffits.

The first layer of the roof was installed.

The second layer was installed.

The electricians install new lights before the porch ceiling goes up. They will replace the single light in the ceiling with four overhead lights. They will also install sconces near the front door.

Bases for the sconces.

New overhead lights.

Copper flashing and down spouts were custom molded.

Copper flashing was installed.

The final layer for the porch roof. Yes, it's rubber. Very durable rubber!

The rubber layer was installed.

New porch ceiling.

The front of the house was sanded to the bare wood. Damaged wood was repaired or replaced.

This area of the porch rail was replaced with new wood. New Andersen windows were installed.

New porch rail.

Stairs and railing were sanded.

This area under the porch is going to be replaced with lattice to match the other areas under the porch and stairs.

New lattice work installed.

The trim was painted.

A new door to the basement was installed and the surrounding wood was replaced.

Final touches.


The side of the house is next.

Debris from the first floor renovations.

Front is finished (almost).


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