A paint job on our old white 2 story bungalow is long overdue
Irma was rough on us. 100 year old oaks fell hard, cutting furrows into our ground killing the beautiful azalea hedge, bringing down our lesser under story of trees and fully exposing the peeling House, & it’s « efficient« corroding aluminum’Windows that the previous owner replaced the original ones with. Now thin single panel aluminum awning 70 year old always ugly windows let in full bore heat, and where they no longer close tight, lizards and their prey. Thé cheap white paint job a couple of decades ago immediately began to powder and pull down the years of excellent (lead) paint.
Our beloved cypress home is probably going to have pine replacements, sills, and wherever rot is occurring.
After our Presbyterian Church in Virginia was burned down by professional painters burning off old paint. We are understandably concerned.
$$$$ is an issue, we are 66 & 67 with the strong one out with badly broken back, m.s. & RA among other things; and we also have to replace our 94 year old mansard style lifetime asbestos shingled roof.
We raised our children here and have 32+ lovely memories here in this historic district of Mount Dora, Fl.
What can we safely do and how do we safely repair and save our dear home?
Any suggestions about this that these 2 aging homeowners can do ourselves. What procedures? What products? Timing? Layers? Precedents? Experiences? Scrape, burn, what?
🙏 thank you
I had trimmed our bougainvillea by the front porch back very low and was feeling bad about that extreme butchery the afternoon before Irma.
Our front porch the day before irma blew through. Thank God for even our rare 1/2 basement.
Pretty good example aged, windstripped paint.
« Phaedra » the staghorn fern that used to hang out across our family room window.
Front living-room view now. No more privacy for us or our neighbors.
Not the safest place even under the smaller trees
I hate to let go of these graceful limbs.
This pile got a lot larger! We had just begun.
View supposed to be a grassy lawn with very old azalea hedge along the front western line.rom street
Friends came & helped us get the smaller limbs out to the curb.
View down cleared driveway
Formerly under a shady canopy of graceful oak limbs
Water came In and down turning to black mold (tested, and not toxic, thank God)
Our old kitchen nook.
the carpenter who built this & the beautiful wood and glass built in cabinets across from here signed his last drawer on the bottom confirming he 1924 date over the tax roll 1926 date.