If you have ever lived in a home with T-111 siding, you have probably experienced wood rot. There are two leading causes of wood rot on T-111. The first is the paint drying out and absorbing moisture. The second is water finding an entrance due to a caulk joint failure. This occurs around windows, doors and at the seams. The steps listed below are what to look for and how to repair it. This article is specific to a chimney repair but can be applied to other areas. In this specific repair, we will be replacing the T-111 with a Hardie type panel and trim.
1. First, inspect the chimney. More than likely the bottom of the T-111, where the panel meets the roof deck, will be suspect. Poke around the perimeter with a screw driver to determine the extent of any damage. At this stage, you can only find what you can see on the surface.
2. Remove the nails on the metal chimney cap with a flat pry bar. Try not to damage the chimney cap as we will be reinstalling it later.
3. Remove the screws from the chimney cap flame arrestor. Remove the arrestor and set … Read More
West Adams Heights
“Nowadays we scarcely notice the high stone gates which mark the entrances on Hobart, Harvard, and Oxford streets, south of Washington Boulevard. For one thing, the traffic is too heavy, too swift; and then, again, the gates have been obscured by intrusions of shops and stores. At the base of the stone pillars appears the inscription “West Adams Heights.” There was a time when these entranceways were formidable and haughty, for they marked the ways to one of the first elite residential areas in Los Angeles. . . In the unplanned early-day chaos of Los Angeles, West Adams Heights was obviously something very special, an island in an ocean of bungalows—approachable, but withdrawn and reclusive—one of the few surviving examples of planned urban elegance of the turn of the century.”
– Carey McWilliams, “The Evolution of Sugar Hill,” Script, March, 1949: 30.
Today West Adams Heights is still obviously something special. The past sixty years, however, have not been kind. In 1963 the Santa Monica Freeway cut through the heart of West Adams Heights, dividing the neighborhood, obscuring its continuity. In the 1970’s the city paved over the red brick streets and removed the ornate street lighting. … Read More
1. Plan your renovation properly and stick to your plans, as changing your mind during a project can be costly and can really slow down your progress.
Ensure you apply for and get permission, if needed, from the correct regulatory bodies for your project before you begin work. You will not want have to undo any hard work you undertake because of a technicality.
Don’t try to take on a whole property at once, you should work on one room at a time ideally. That being said, don’t blow your budget on a single room. New homeowners especially, find this very easy to do. You can initially finish a room and go back to add decoration or other finishing touches later on.
2. Always double, and even triple, check all your measurements and remember that judging perception can be very difficult for an untrained eye.
Whether you are measuring for new stairs, doors, kitchen units, or even just so you can organise your furniture in a different way, accurately measuring is always vital. If measurements are just slightly off it can mean that things don’t fit properly and the finish will not look good. The key to an expensive and … Read More
If you are planning on redoing your bathroom space, a great way to do so would be to add in new bathroom fixtures. Use of modern bathroom fixtures can help revamp the look of the bathroom. You can start the remodeling work by consulting some good interior designers who can help you with your choice of fixtures. Alternately, if you find their services too costly to afford, you can start remodeling your bathroom yourself.
The best way will be to go through some good home décor magazines and conduct some online research on how you can revamp your bathroom area. They are professionals who can provide you with plenty of innovative ideas and then you can proceed to search for stores that provide best western bathroom fixtures at most cost effective rates.
While choosing the best western bathroom fixtures from the market, keep in mind that modern bathrooms usually have a polished look. Even though there is room for you to experiment with your personal tastes, it is always ideal to stick to the timeless designs. This will guarantee that your bathroom will never go out of style. Uncluttered space is the key to modern bathrooms as it helps to … Read More
Rules of Home Decor for First-Time Buyers
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