Month: May 2016

Oil vs Latex: Which Paint is Best?

By Scott Sidler • May 30, 2016

oil vs latex which paint is best

“Should I use oil or latex paint?” It’s a question I get asked a lot. Oil vs latex, the two paints are very different, and each has their strengths and weaknesses. In this post, I’ll try to help you figure […]

The Real Economics of Preservation

By Scott Sidler • May 23, 2016

The Real Economics of Preservation

I get lots of questions about the economics of preservation. What’s real and what’s white noise. While I’m not an economist or even remotely math-centric, a big reason why I do what I do is because of the economic reality […]

Is Vinyl Ever a Good Idea?

By Scott Sidler • May 16, 2016

is vinyl ever a good idea

Vinyl is everywhere these days, and in many different forms when it comes to construction. Replacement windows, siding, gutters, flooring, trim, soffits, it’s everywhere! The vinyl industry will tell you that this is a good thing. After all, vinyl products […]

Bring Back the Front Porch

By Scott Sidler • May 9, 2016

bring back the front porch

I think it’s time we brought back the front porch. For too long, our garages have been growing, while our porches have been shrinking. We insulate ourselves and our homes to keep the outside world out and the inside world […]

Preservation Month: One Month to Save America

By Scott Sidler • May 2, 2016

Preservation Month

May is Historic Preservation month in America, so it’s time for us preservationists to fly our freak flag. It’s true that Historic Preservation Month has to share the spotlight with National Barbecue Month and Lumpy Rug Day (May 3rd), but […]