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Go Green

Go Green: Insulation

While it is true that an entire house would be insulated in the ideal world, those of us with old houses know that we rarely get to operate within ideals – that is the charm and character we love so much in our old place! Selecting the right products and installing them under the right […]

Go Green Test 2

When houses fall into disrepair and building materials are allowed to fail, energy loss becomes inevitable. Planning for routine maintenance and repairs allows you to address problems before they become major. One of the best ways to achieve this is to keep up with regular cleaning so surfaces are exposed and issues can be caught […]

Go Green Test

It is essential that air leaks are controlled. The Department of Energy estimates homeowners can save more than 10 % in energy costs simply by sealing off drafts that draw heat (and air conditioning) out of the house. Home efficiency efforts only work really well when both heat and air are controlled.

New eBook!
How to Plaster

The essential guide to repairing, restoring, and renovating your plaster!

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Working with plaster
  • Applying plaster
  • Complete repair How-To’s

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