Clinging Vines - Good or bad?
Mat S
July 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have clinging vines on our house and i have heard conflicting information as to if clinging vines can cause damage to a brick house. I also wonder if the roots of vine could cause damage to the foundation?
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Mat S
PLease note that the house pictured is not our house.
   July 7, 2013 at 7:34PM
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That is one furry house!
3 Likes   July 7, 2013 at 7:37PM
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Depends on the type of vine and the condition of mortar. I have a very old stone house that had a ton of English ivy on it. We took most of it off and discovered it had done no damage at all. I left just enough to be interesting and the house looks much better without all the ivy. It is a lot of work to keep tidy and harbors a bunch of bugs. Unless you're living in Princeton University and have a crew to keep it tidy, take it down, it really only looks best on large stately homes, otherwise it's overpowering. :)
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