Updating electric plaster
Historic wood windows are constantly being torn out of homes today and being replaced with inferior products. Historic windows are simple and everyone knows that the more complicated something is, the easier it is to break.Metal, vinyl, double-paned, triple-paned, argon filled, are promoted as the solution to a drafty old house. Argon gas seals leak causing multi paned windows to fog up and fail.And lastly, you should consider adding historical storm windows to dramatically increase their efficiency.You can add these on the outside or even better the inside to preserve your home’s appearance from the street.The reason for this is that these older systems could have worn out wires that have shorts in it, causing electrical problems such as shorting out, starting fires and/or even causing small explosions.The cost to replace knob and tube wiring will vary depending on the size of the house, the number of floors, how much wiring needs to be replaced, the geographical area and electrician doing the job.Read the rest of the 5 Worst Mistakes of Historic Homeowners: Part 2 Floors Part 3 Siding Part 4 Plaster Part 5 The Details Share Away!This picture shows the step before the final smooth stucco finish.
Your wallet will thank you and so will your sense of conservation.
If your home was built in the late 1800s to the early 1900s, there’s a pretty good chance your home will have this sort of setup.
If your home still uses the knob and tube electrical system, you may find it difficult to find an insurance company that is willing to insure your home.
Stucco tends to go on the outside of a building and is made of a material made to withstand the elements of nature.
Plaster, on the other hand, is typically used indoors and has a smoother finish for an elegant look.