In Restoration!

  • schoolhouse - second half

Reusing & Restoring!

The Ultimate In Green Building!

Here's How We Keep It Green:

  • We Restore Historic Buildings; The Best of ReUse Philosophy!
  • We use old/recycled/period wood where and when we need it!
  • We keep the windows and doors and reuse whenever possible
    • Many windows still have the old, wavy glass!
    • Many widows are constructed in the 'old' style; made with pegs instead of nails!
    • The doors still have the old hardware!
      • Rim locks with skeleton keys
      • Porcelain door knobs
      • Old hinges, many original

 

Here's How We Make An Old Building Efficient:

  • We use metal roofs wherever we can for the longevity and the radiant barrier factor
    • Replacement less often
    • Less building material scrap in the land fill
  • We use 'cool ply' plywood on top of framing whenever we have an exterior opening
    • When replacing antique exterior siding that has rotted
    • Radiant barrier on walls means less air conditioning
  • We insulate attics and under the floors (pier and beam construction)
    • We insulate walls whenever we have an exterior opening
    • When replacing antique exterior siding that has rotted
    • We caulk windows doors and interior openings whenever needed
  • schoolhouse - half roof with belfry
  • schoolhouse - front with rafters