|Aluminum siding torn off revealing circa 1930 stucco that had never been painted, and scored to look like blocks. Color was made with white portland and dirty river sand, probably from Rock Creek or the Potomac River. Steel flashing against the slate roof was badly rusty and rotted, causing leaks. We put new aluminum flashing over the old flashing and slate before applying the stucco.||I took these 2 pictures with my camera phone,
but I hope you can see what is going on.
Furring strips nailed up for the siding broke up the stucco. Notice how the nice old quoins were knocked off by the siding and furring
|House next door was done the same way, giving us something to copy.||Before stucco was resurfaced a bonding coat was applied. Note
broken quoins were formed and filled. For more detail please
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|Slate roofs break easily. Here, slate roof is covered with
and weight is spread
out by using a ladder. When I tell people we don't work with styrofoam, I mean I don't put it on the wall, we just cover roofs and throw it away. We didn't break a single slate.
|Roof around chimney is covered with styrofoam,
and plastic is taped down to make sure no mortar splatters on the slate. We put on new aluminum flashing before the stucco.
|The life of a chimney is the flashing and the cap, or the
area on top.
With new flashing and the cap re-done this chimney should last
for many years.