Maintenance and siding repair can only do so much. What do you have to do if you need to re-side a historic home? Woodbridge Home Exteriors is the leading choice for new siding in our local area for over 25 years. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will provide you with design assistance to help you select the right products for your needs and your home’s specific style. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of re-siding an historic home.

Don’t Try to Make Your Home Look Like New

Historic homes look charming and appealing because they are made of natural materials that create character. Don’t try to make your historic home look “like new” because this eliminates the very thing that makes your home look special. Focus instead on maintaining your home’s unique appeal and don’t make it look like something it’s not.

Do Study Local Preservation Ordinances

If your home is designated as a historic property, then your local municipality probably has preservation ordinances in place. These ordinances govern design guidelines and procedures for proposed alterations to your home. The purpose of these ordinances is to protect your long-term investment and to preserve your home’s architectural character. As one of the top home siding contractors in our area, we recommend contacting your local historic board before making any changes to your home.

Don’t Remove Architectural Components

The architectural details in your home are unique and irreplaceable. They add great value to your home so never allow a contractor to remove these details simply to make their jobs easier. These architectural components are what make your home special, so you should do your best to preserve and maintain them.

Historic homes require certain considerations in order to enhance their appeal. If you need more detailed and specific advice regarding your home, then give us a call. Woodbridge Home Exteriors is the top exterior siding company in our local area because of our decades of experience, excellent workmanship and first-class products. We serve many areas in KS including Hutchinson and Kalina. Call us at (316) 683-2400 if you are in Wichita, at (800) 728-3502 if you are in Dallas, at (877) 418-8805 if you are at Amarillo and at (806) 318-1285 if you are in Lubbock. You can also contact us here.