Heritage Stairs

16 March 2012
Heritage Stairs

My client has a house that was built at the turn of the century and he is very keen to keep it as original as possible. It is very exciting for me to come up with solutions to help him maintain this goal and keep his house in the best possible condition. He called me to tell me that he thought there was some wood rot in his front stairs. When checking the situation we found that the siding had rot, and that the lower portion of the railings also was rotting. The solution was to remove the railings and siding to see if the framing had been damaged. There was a little damage to the framing, and the siding and railings would need to be replaced. The framing was replaced with pressure treated materials and the siding and railings were treated with a preservative, then primed, and then painted with 2 finish color coats. The railings were put on first, then the siding. The nail holes were filled and touched up with primer then color coat. To finish the project the stairs were repainted so that everything looked brand new. When my client returned from vacation and saw the new stairs he smiled, as the new stairs looked just like the old ones.

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