Some of the services that D.A.B. Painting are known for are historical renovation and repainting projects. Since 1993, our work has been among the top full property renovation painting North Carolina offers. Because of our expertise, we often get asked questions surrounding the subject of restoration. Today we’re going to dig into one of the most frequently asked questions – What is the better solution: restoration or replacement?
Signs You May Need a Restoration or Replacement
Let’s start off with establishing some of the basics. How do you know when it’s time to invest in a restoration or replacement on your historic home? In other words, how long can you let an issue “just be” before it becomes a much more costly and complicated problem? To answer that, we’re going to share a list of common signs that it is time to start calling about estimates for your home project.
- Bubbling/peeling paint
- Holes in your deck or siding (could indicate insects)
- Dry rot
- Moss growth
- Slanted floors
- Water damage
If you’ve just purchased a historic home that has any of these signs, we encourage you to have a specialist come take a look. (This advice actually applies to contemporary homes and historic homes alike; don’t let these little issues cause big problems later.)
Next, we’ll get into three comparisons to make when trying to determine if your project calls for a restoration or a replacement.
Research and Compare
The cost can vary dramatically, depending on how close to the original style and materials you are choosing to stay. Many times, lack of availability will drive the cost up on the harder-to-find materials. Unfortunately, in our current climate, this may apply across the board as many industries are still responding to the ramifications of Covid-19, which has affected several home project materials’ availabilities.
There are also several other non-monetary factors to consider. Do your research and compare the results [of a restoration or a replacement] for the following questions:
- How much will materials cost for each type of service?
- What is the cost of labor for each type of service?
- Will the quality of the materials match its original quality?
- How well will the new or restored products uphold the significance of my home’s history?
- Which service will be more likely to enhance my home’s appearance?
- How much time and disruption will each option cause to my daily life?
If you own a historic Asheville property and are looking for help with answering some of these questions, D.A.B. Painting restoration experts would be happy to help you! Our Asheville painting company offers free estimates that will clear up a lot of these questions. You don’t have to be the expert when you’ve got friends like us in your corner!
North Carolina Historic Home Paint Renovation
Historic property is everywhere in Western North Carolina. When it comes to repainting historic property, there’s a lot more care, detail and applied skill that needs to go into the job compared to modern construction. From property preparation to the type of paint used and repairs needed, special techniques are essential to successfully renovate some of Asheville’s most important buildings.
Some of the historic home renovation services that D.A.B. specializes in include the following:
- A thorough assessment of needs
- Removal of aged/dangerous paints
- Heat application
- Exterior trim and siding repair
- Interior plaster repair
- Window replacement using historic glass
Visit our website’s gallery to see samples of just a few of the historic renovations we’ve been privileged to be a part of.
The team at D.A.B. Painting doesn’t just paint surfaces, we care about the restoration quality. From interior to exterior, we take the time to understand the distinct composition and paint coating history before tackling a historic home restoration. Our team of home painters are trained problem solvers—ready to update your home in the best way possible for beautiful, long-lasting results. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate for your next historic home renovation!