Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2016

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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corner boards and window wraps. ese minor adjust- ments actually resulted in a more modern look yet main- tained the traditional elements of the clapboard siding. Paneled shutters replaced the existing louvered shutters and functioning pintle hinged hardware and shutter dogs were installed to keep the authentic look. e original ball finials located on the second floor overhang were restored and reinstalled. e only new elements introduced to the exterior faƇade were the tri-beams and brackets and half round gutters. ese details were used completely for aesthetic purpos- es. e beams were used to simulate the post and beam construction look of the past. Many of the beams were faux on the interior and exterior to maintain the illusion of the beams passing through the wall and actually car- rying some of the structural load. I think only those "in the business" would actually realize this. e half round gutters helped reintroduce the old world look of the past. We also added a wide stoop with landscaping to welcome all into the restructured entrance. Our homeowners state the finished product far exceeds their expectations, and they expect to enjoy remaining in this home with its improved exterior and interior aes- thetics and functions for decades to come. | insulation. We looked at a multitude of options to improve this dilemma, and in the end chose to strip off all of the exterior sheathing of the house, which allowed us to insu- late the entire home from the exterior. However, this was much simpler said than done as we were challenged with how to do this on the first floor without removing and replacing the existing limestone veneer. Our solution was to drill holes in the mortar joints between the limestone pieces to ensure that each stub bay was fully insulated. e creative use of infrared thermometer guns assisted us in pinpointing the areas we had potentially missed, allowing us to be confident in the job. While our homeowners desired a modernized look in- side and out of the home, they wanted to maintain the existing theme of the home, which required our employ- ment of many creative details. We installed new limestone veneer in an Ashlar pattern on all the additions to match the existing stone veneer. We repeated the clapboard sid- ing on the second floor; however, we reduced the siding exposure from 10 in. wide to 5 in. wide. We also added Before After Before ROB FROELICH is president of Corinthian Fine Homes, a full service design/build firm in Indianapolis. Froehlich is a Certified Graduate Remodeler with the National Association of Home Builders. He also holds the Graduate Master Builder and Certified Green Professional through NAHB. He was a member of NAHB's Builder 20 Club for many years and is currently an active member of Remodelers Advantage Round Tables. He is member of Indiana Builders Association and Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 38 August 2016 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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