Historical homes have a beauty and charm that makes most of us want to sit back and admire them for hours on end. But as owners of historical brick homes will tell you, those homes are not easy to maintain. Frequent repair is needed on such homes to keep it in the best shape possible. The challenge lies in choosing the right experts to do the job.
Unskilled and inexperienced masons that do not understand the fragility and integrity of such a home can compromise it, and make the problems that much worse. Issues such as brick damage, mortar flaking and structural damage are very common. For brick damage, it is very important to understand the kind of brick and mortar used to make the original structure. Incompatible brick and mortar usage can damage the adjacent mortar and bricks, and also crack them, which demands a complete replacement - leaving you with additional costs.
Custom mortar matching is also necessary to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the historical home. Two differently colored mortars will make the building look unattractive - not to mention historically inaccurate - and affect the home or office’s resale value. Using quality materials is just as important because shoddy materials, though cheaper, usually do more harm than good in the long run.
Historic homes need a lot of tender loving care. Masons with considerable expertise in treating historic homes can help you avoid extensive and costly repairs by diagnosing and treating the problem correctly the first time.
At Brick Specialists in Denver, we have handcrafted a reputation for giving historic brick buildings the care they need.
Call us today at (303) 875-6111 to see how we can help you keep your historic home looking and feeling beautiful from the inside out!