Bon Ton ResidenceTraditional Exterior
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I should clear up that no one was injured in the aforementioned house collapse; a long-neglected property finally just fell to pieces and left a vacant lot behind. The neighborhood is about 100 years old and contains a mix of styles from the era. In keeping with the neighborhood’s style, Dennee limited the facade to a simple vocabulary of just a few elements, then made the most of them. Details on the facade create contrast; note the different colors and materials used on the siding and shingles and the white trim. The fieldstone details on the chimneys and the front porch add touches of rugged Montana style; Dennee designed the stacked stones with exposed mortar to recall the old-world way it would have been built in Montana a hundred years ago. More modern touches were carefully balanced on the facade. While the high-performance aluminum-clad windows are a modern element, the dark coloring gives them a more historic look. The large gable is not typical of Craftsman style, but the shingles, siding and rafter tails tie it into the overall historic look.All exterior paint by Benjamin Moore: Dragon’s Breath (shingles on bay); Cloud Cover (trim); Gargoyle (siding)
What can a radon contractor do to make a home safer? The most common fix is to install a vent pipe system and fan to pull radon from the air under the house and vent it to the outside. Your contractor may also want to seal foundation cracks to make the system more effective. This is a relatively simple job and shouldn’t cost more than a number of other basic home repairs — but it will greatly increase the health and safety of your home.