Home improvement

Caring for Your Historic House

By Heritage Preservation and the National Park Service

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"Leading preservationists provide expert advice, illustrated with photographs and explanatory line drawings, on every aspect of the subject, including: -- structural systems, roofs, and windows-- masonry, woodwork, plaster, paint, and wallpapers-- mechanical and electrical systems-- kitchens and bathrooms-- landscaping-- fire protection, insurance appraisals, and tax and estate planning-- developing and carrying out a maintenance plan-- identifying appropriate materials and procedures for repair-- determining if professional help is needed, and choosing the best help available."
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