Month: August 2019

How To: Weatherstrip Windows

By Scott Sidler • August 26, 2019

how to weatherstrip windows

The weather’s been beautiful all summer and that’s probably got you in a sense of denial that fall and winter will be on us before you know it. But the reality is that those warm summer days will quickly give […]

The 5 Worst Mistakes of Historic Homeowners (Revisited)

By Scott Sidler • August 19, 2019

The 5 Worst Mistakes of Historic Homeowners (Revisited)

Back when I first started this blog in 2011 one of the very first series I wrote was called The 5 Worst Mistakes of Historic Homeowners. I went back and read those posts recently and realized that my conclusions close […]

Where to Find Old Window Parts

By Scott Sidler • August 12, 2019

Where to Find Old Window Parts

So you’ve got old windows? Double-hung windows, casement windows, steel windows, any kind of old windows and they all have window parts that are not sitting on the shelf at your local hardware store. Some of them are hard to […]

Ranch Style Architecture

By Scott Sidler • August 5, 2019

Ranch style architecture

In the 1950s a new style home came on the scene as the house of choice in America. Born in California the one-story Ranch Style house was a dramatic departure from previous styles and was unabashedly modern in its design […]