Month: January 2012

Historic Roofing: An Overview

By Scott Sidler • January 30, 2012

Roofing can be one of the most challenging elements of your historic house. Especially here in Florida, the roof bears the brunt of the sun’s wrath. Hitting temps well over 140° in the summer and suffering through hurricane seasons one […]

Colonial Revival Style

By Scott Sidler • January 23, 2012

The Colonial Revival Style is the most dominate domestic building style of the first half of this century, and possibly one of the most diverse of all residential architecture. There are so many subtypes and variations that most of them […]

The Senator Burned

By Scott Sidler • January 16, 2012

  Today The Senator, a 3500 yr. old pond cypress tree in Longwood, FL was killed by a tragic fire. Investigators have found that the fire started 120 ft up the tree and was most likely the result of a […]

10 Reasons To Love Your Historic Home

By Scott Sidler • January 9, 2012

A historic home is more than just a place to live; it’s a living history that you’re a part of. While the trials of owning a historic home can be daunting at times, the benefits are unrivaled. Financial benefits, architectural […]

5 Worst Mistakes of Historic Homeowners (Part 4 Plaster)

By Scott Sidler • January 2, 2012

5 worst mistakes historic homeowners plaster

The walls of any pre-war house are most likely wood lath like in this picture covered with 3 coats of plaster. The work took a long time and was very labor intensive. Not to mention, it required a skilled plasterer […]