Updated: Feb 04, 2022
We must all work together to preserve and maintain the rich decorative details and overall character of our Denver historic house interiors.
We must all work together to preserve and maintain the rich decorative details and overall character of our Denver historic house interiors. The unusual surface materials and finishes, such as hardwood planked flooring, ornamental ceiling beams, and grained doors, are some of the qualities that identify Denver vintage interiors. An interior space's design and details may be an important aspect of what distinguishes it.
With time, historical plaster may look so weathered that full removal appears to be the only option. It should, nevertheless, be restored for a variety of practical and historical reasons. To begin with, the traditional three-coat plaster is unsurpassed in terms of strength and durability. It's fire-resistant and acts as a sound barrier. Plaster replacement is very costly, and plaster is often not as damaged as it seems. Finally, the original lime and gypsum plaster contribute to the historic character of the structure. Its smooth, troweled and textured surfaces, as well as the delicate curves, demonstrate the early craftsmen's work.
There are a variety of methods for restoring flat plaster walls and ceilings, but we believe that repairs utilizing wet plaster and conventional materials and techniques will best retain the home's historic charm. When ancient plaster cannot be restored, replacement may be the only choice. Instead of drywall, a veneer plaster technique is employed in these circumstances. A veneer system consists of a thin layer or coatings of wet plaster that mimic conventional hand-troweled finish coats.
When damage or degradation to historic plaster walls and/or ceilings is discovered, the historic property owner should hire a professional historic repair contractor. There is no denying that today's trade has a broad range of talents. This is partly because the gypsum board was introduced as a replacement for conventional plastering. Plastering skills were neglected as gypsum boards became more prevalent since they were seldom employed. Repairing or restoring old plaster walls and/or ceilings, on the other hand, requires the expertise of a genuine artisan.
It might be tough to find an experienced restoration contractor that is qualified for your project. You should begin by contacting one of the several expert preservation groups. They may direct you to historic restoration professionals who have worked on historic plaster repair projects in the past. You may also reach out to Denver architects with knowledge of preservation and restoration. They may also suggest repair companies that they believe have done a fantastic job for them before.
Once you've narrowed down your list of potential historic restoration contractors, you'll need to assess their unique expertise and talents. All potential contractors should come to your project site to inspect and specify the scope of work. They should provide formal bids with pricing attached. For comparison, this is necessary. All potential contractors should give references, and you must study each one in order to reach an educated conclusion. For exceptionally large restoration projects, an independent consultant may be hired to help evaluate the contractors' expertise and bids.
DOWD Restoration has expertise in restoring weathered, worn, and damaged structures as well as reproducing old architecture in both private residences and commercial buildings. Refurbishing a timeworn, dilapidated, or abused piece of history and restoring it for future generations to enjoy is a very fulfilling job. Allow DOWD Restoration to assist you with your next historic restoration project.