Preservation Briefs

Preservation Briefs

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Provides guidance to owners, architects, and developers of historic buildings with information on: cleaning and waterproof coating for historic masonry; repointing mortar joints; conserving energy; roofing for historic buildings; historic adobe buildings; dangers of abrasive cleaning; historic glazed architectural terra-cotta; aluminum and vinyl siding on wood frame buildings; repairing historic wooden windows; exterior paint problems on historic woodwork; and rehabilitating historic storefronts.It is a common error to assume that mortar hardness or strength is a measure of its suitability in adobe repair or reconstruction. ... Patching and Replacing Surface Coatings: Historically, almost every adobe building surface was coated. ... If an existing flat adobe roof is restored with a fresh layer of adobe mud over an existing mud roof, care should be taken to temporarily support the roof during the workanbsp;...

Title:Preservation Briefs
Publisher:Government Printing Office - 1987-11-01

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