We are currently working on a farmhouse renovation in Washington, Vermont. Tearing off the old cracked and rotten clapboards and adding housewrap and foaming all of the window and doors around the jambs and foaming in places that did not get insulated well when the cellulose was blown in 10 years ago. We are saving the trim in a few areas. It is amazing how well old growth spruce that is covered in old oil based paint lasts! One challenge with this kind of job is what to keep and what to tear off. The other big challenge is working with how the old structure has moved and shifted to bring all of the areas together nicely when the scope of work does not include re-leveling and squaring the whole house!
When it is complete the house will be painted in it's classic barn red color.