Jan , Painting can go a long way Depending on what your budget is, painting can give you a lot of bang for your buck Whether you paint the entire house for a stucco or wood siding home, or if you stick to the trim around windows and doors Painting can give your home a whole new look without having to
Mar , Some people use them for quick, upcycled eco friendly dwellings on the cheap, while others have given them a remarkably modern makeover He began adding aluminum siding to his Houston, Texas home in the form of flattened beer cans for both practical and decorative reasons, he says on his
Aug , If you have a wood frame house with any kind of wood siding (clapboards, shiplap, board and batten, shingles, etc.) I ve found that using a homeowner grade pressure washer allows me to safely wash a house with the pressure low enough to be relatively safe and I ve outlined my methods in an earlier
Jul , Wood is not supposed to resemble a sponge Since winter If our windows were wooden frames, we d likely have a bigger problem on our hands Fixing it isn t Besides being cheap, strong, and not requiring the destruction of old growth forests, OSB and plywood also make for very tight window installs.
Oil based water sealant is the preferred method of protection Wood should be painted regularly The weight of kiln dried cedar is a bit lower than fiber siding at an average of pounds per feet This could cause an issue if the home needs to be relocated Vapor barriers are necessary so factor that into your cost, too.
Sep , We got creative and decided to build a twenty four foot tiny house with a , budget we finished the build with about an , dollar price tag Here are some of the things that I used in my home that were found free on Craigslist Vinyl siding, double basin sink, ? tongue and groove hardwood
Watch this video to find out how to remove damaged or rotten wood lap siding, and install new wood siding to replace it Wood siding can rot or become damaged over time and will need to be replaced with new siding Often only a few boards have to be When the nails have been cut, the lower board can be pulled out.
Apr , In need of major repairs, explained its for sale listing, which specified cash only offers would be accepted Owners can also take tax credits when they donate materials to non profits like Habitat s ReStore or The ReBuilding Center, noted Shawn Wood, construction waste specialist at the city s
Watch this video to see how to make common exterior repairs, including fixing squirrel damage to eaves, replacing rotten siding, and repairing columns siding Column Repair Learn how to repair damaged wooden column bases and newel posts with rot resistant wood The good news is, they re pretty inexpensive.
Learn how to prevent wood rot, how to treat wood rot when you find it and stop it from happening again Roof repairs may cost as little as to patch a minor leak, or , to fix a leaky roof valley Clean your gutters regularly to prevent clogs that could cause water to back up and spill onto fascia and siding.