The Historical Board
Review of Readington Township went smoothly with the
informal presentation of the Hardiplank Product by
Four Seasons Ind., Inc. of Hopewell, NJ. Board members
were very interested in the substitution of the Fiber
Cement Product in lieu of the "New Growth Wood"
which is known for premature failure.
gem of a home in the Historical Area of Whitehouse
Station, NJ was in great need of restoration.
Known in some circles as a Folk Victorian,
this home exudes the care that was taken by
the caretakers of this relic. Most of the
trim was entirely serviceable.
home did have issues that were screaming for
a little tender loving care. The cedar deck
was no longer holding traffic; the porch roof
was leaking and causing the timbers and beams
to rot. The siding was water damaged at the
corners from the deluge of weather from the
years of gutter ice spill-over.
walls were hollow and the efficiency of the
newly installed retrofit windows could hardly
be realized because of the drafty, open wall
cavities. The trim done by the window installers
robbed the home of its charm. The trim details
had been boxed and capped with aluminum by unknowing
or uncaring workers. We did not realize the
beauty that lied beneath the capping until we
took it off and examined the wood, which was
in very good shape, for the most part.
Victorian - Whitehouse Station, NJ
We retrofitted AZEK
Smooth PVC Trim to build out the original casings
to maintain the reveals beyond our addition of ¾
Insulation Board. We insulated the walls and installed
James Hardie ColorPlus Boothbay Blue Siding in Smooth
7-1/4 Clapboard in a 6” reveal. We scraped and
painted all of the house trim white. This afforded
a high level of contrast to the trim work which had
been muted previously in beige. We roofed the porch
with an SBS Modified Asphalt system and we highlighted
the job with Copper Edging and Drains. We installed
an ALCOA OASIS Composite Deck and Ribbon combination.
was an historical restoration and it was a joy for our
personnel to bring back this old home to a condition
that is now better than before. This home is truly energy
efficient and its beauty will last for a long time to
come. Take a look at the photographs of the home before,
during work in progress, and the end result. What a
Folk Victorian we worked on in Hampton, NJ....