Noe Valley Exterior
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
The owner of this Noe Valley house approached us with a request: could we restore her home to the condition she remembered from her childhood? In the 1950s, much of the architectural detail of the home was damaged and removed in order to install asbestos shingles. The shingles were then themselves removed in the 1980s. Since then, the exterior of the house was left untouched to further deteriorate over the next two decades.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
|Photograph circa 1935||October of 2003|
To guide our restoration, the owner gave us a picture of the house from circa 1935. Using magnifications of the photo, we did our best to identify sizes and shapes of the missing architectural details.
TEEVAN CREATIVITY AT WORK
|Bracket detail before restoration||Fabricating Brackets||Bracket detail after restoration|
After finalizing the designs of the architectural details with the owner, we fabricated and installed new trim, siding, brackets, shingles, and accent details to match the original home as closely as possible.
|Shingles before restoration||Newly installed hand-cut shingle|
THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF RENOVATION
In addition to the surface deterioration and missing details, the home had more substantial problems. The restoration also included furbishing the wood gutters, installing new downspouts, waterproofing membrane, flashing, and tongue-and-groove siding boards. We also leveled the sagging front bay window and porch, rebuilt the porch railings, and fabricated new wood windows to match the existing ones.
|Restored front porch|