Earth Day & Historic Preservation

By Scott Sidler • April 22, 2019

earth day and historic preservation

Today is Earth Day where we celebrate taking care of our planet and leaving a greener and healthier world for the next generation. You may be thinking “why on earth is Scott writing about Earth Day on a historic preservation […]

6 Ways to Stop Demolition by Neglect

By Scott Sidler • April 15, 2019

6 ways to stop demolition by neglect

Demolition by neglect is when old buildings are destroyed not by the wrecking ball, but by time and neglect from owners who either don’t care about their condition or wish to raze a protected historic structure but can’t get permission […]

How To: Pick the Best Asphalt Shingles

By Scott Sidler • April 8, 2019

how to pick the best asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles were invented in America in 1901 as a low cost and fire resistant alternative to the available roofing materials of the day. They were originally cotton rag soaked in asphalt with a variety of granules such as slate, […]

What Types of Gutters Fit Historic Homes?

By Scott Sidler • April 1, 2019

what types of gutters fit historic homes

Gutters have been around for a long time in one form or another and they can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from water damage. But, modern style gutters often look out of place on an old […]

The 6 Best Gutter Cleaning Tools

By Scott Sidler • March 25, 2019

the 6 best gutter cleaning tools

Below, you’ll find six of the best gutter cleaning tools available today to not only keep your gutters clean, but keep your feet on the ground. There are tools in every budget range and for almost any gutter setup included. […]

How To: Soundproof Windows

By Scott Sidler • March 18, 2019

how to soundproof windows

This post is sponsored by Indow, but the opinions expressed are all mine, mine, mine. Hope you enjoy my thoughts! Is there such a thing as soundproof windows? Is it even possible? Believe it or not, I get a ton […]

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By Scott Sidler • March 11, 2019

spring home maintenance checklist

Once the threat of winter has passed and you have dug out from the season of snow and ice, a simple spring home maintenance checklist of “honey-do” items will get your house ready for the much anticipated warmer weather. Make […]

Crawl Space 101

By Scott Sidler • March 4, 2019

crawl space 101

In older buildings, the crawl space is an 18″ to 36″ space between the floor of the building and the earth where mechanical elements like electrical and plumbing are often hidden. This overlooked piece of the house is important to […]