r When you have a building that is over 40 years old, it shows its age and is need of a facelift. Such was the case with a attraction facade which was in need of a makeover. What originally was slated as a 4 month project, got elongated to over a year due to extensive wood rot and deterioration that was not apparent in the initial stages of teardown. It was both fun, and mind numbing, every step of the way....
|The starting point; the untouched building||Hard to know what is under the exterior surface..||All of the exterior trim and frames, has to come off||One of many molds to come..|
|Restoring the window frames took time||Even the insides of the gutters were rotted||Before a mold is made, have to make flanges||A silicone mold is time consuming !!|
|Completed new gutter||Building trim piece in 3 sections||Balcony handrails were a nightmare||Adding faux texture to surface to replicate stone|
|New gutter mounted to exterior wall surface||Applying faux texture to new fixture||The making of a new silicone mold||Original part and new silicone mold|
|Balcony handrail ready to be installed||Installation took forever to get perfect alignment||Dormer finials made||Dormer cap getting textured with faux stone|
|Roof top finials ready for high-reach installation||A little cut here, a little cut there, making it all fit...||Doorway archway ready to be mounted onto wall||Doorway archway mounted and painted|
|Sometimes, just a comical view||Putting the finishing touches on the seam blending||Making sure everything lines up before attachment||Giving faux stone texture on touched up pieces|
|Finished project with new paint that just "pops"||The new building look great with muted & subtle hues..||The new chimney, roof finials and dormer ridge caps||Now, hopefully good for at least another 40 years..|
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