Is Painting Your Home’s Brick Exterior a Good Idea?

If you’ve ever looked at the exterior of your brick home and wanted to give it a major refresh, you’ve likely contemplated painting the brick. This might be a bigger endeavor than you think, though: Unlike vinyl or aluminum siding, brick isn’t easily painted, and there’s a range of opinions on painting masonry that was designed to be displayed in its current state.

“We’re a fickle society,” says Scott Sidler, founder and editor-in-chief of The Craftsman Blog and a licensed Florida contractor who has been restoring historic buildings for more than 20 years. “Painted brick might be cool today, but in 20 years, it’s like you’re peeling carpet off hardwood and going ‘Who did this?'”

Jason Donnelly

Drive down any suburban block, though, and you’ll likely notice that plenty of people have already bought into the painted brick look. Which side is right, and how can you decide whether

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DVIDS – News – Corvias Invests $92M to Improve military housing at Fort Polk

By Corvias

FORT POLK, La. — Corvias will deliver more than $92 million worth of housing upgrades to US Army military housing at Fort Polk, Louisiana, by 2025 to continue enhancing the living experience for military Families.
Approximately 140 homes will undergo a complete home renovation, roughly 1,000 homes will benefit from exterior renovations and 153 homes have already received geothermal heat pumps on behalf of Corvias’ Polk Communities partnership with the US Army.
Corvias recently completed a Phase I, $15 million development plan at Fort Polk that repaired or replaced more than 2,300 roofs, painted approximately 1,000 homes and replaced nearly 1,000 gutters in the Dogwood Terrace and Maple Terrace neighborhoods. Fort Polk will benefit from an additional $77 million investment by Corvias as part of Phase II of the project, which has already begun.
“The continued reinvestment into our Fort Polk community remains a priority,” said Pete Sims,

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5 Tips For Painting The Exterior Of Your Home Like A Pro

A lot goes into the paint selection process other than the color; you must remember that the pigment you choose needs to protect the walls from weather elements. First, when it comes to the paint color, you need to remember that the exterior is the first impression visitors have of your home, and you want it to leave the right impression.

Begin by looking around the neighborhood for some inspiration; don’t go for paintings that are too loud that they overshadow the area’s architectural designs. You also don’t want paint color that is too dull, making your house unappealing and almost invisible. Once you narrow down on a few hues that you like, buy a few samples and paint over a large foam piece just to have a feel at how they would look on your walls. Then, select the sliding paints separately from the other pieces of the faade.

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Three-story Colonial Home in Rockville Center Asks $2.1M

A three-story, old-world colonial home is listed for sale in Rockville Centre.

Built in 1911, the home is located in the historic Harvard area of ​​the village. It’s made of brick, frame, and stucco with a pink and orange exterior, giving the property a fun and inviting curb appeal from the get-go.

Spanning more than 5,000 square feet, the home offers many spacious rooms and amenities. Notable features include the large entry foyer, formal living and dining rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, and an open-concept gourmet kitchen and family room.

The home has six bedrooms, three of them oversized, including the master bedroom, which has its own wood-burning fireplace as well as a sitting area, veranda, walk-in closet, and master bathroom.

The second floor also has a bonus bedroom or home office space, whichever the homeowner chooses. The third floor houses a home gym and storage area. The fully finished basement

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Inflation Reduction Act and Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

If you’re planning a few home improvements that will boost the energy efficiency of your house, you may save some money on your projects now that the Inflation Reduction Act has been signed into law. One of the bill’s main goals is to address climate change and slow down global warming. And while the legislation primarily helps businesses adopt more eco-friendly measures and jump-start clean energy production, there are incentives for ordinary Americans to go green and save some green, too.

For example, homeowners can cut their tax bill even more if they install new energy-efficient windows, doors, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, and the like. That’s because the legislation extends and enhances two tax credits that reward “green” upgrades to your home. There are also new tax breaks for the purchase of electric vehicles…and a revived tax break for installing EV recharging equipment at home. Low- and moderate-income families

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