Celebrating 25 Years of the Heritage Home Program!
The Heritage Home Program Newsletter
Welcome to New Partner City
Maple Heights Now Participating 

The Heritage Home Program is pleased to welcome the City of Maple Heights as  a participating city from July 1 - December 31, 2017!  Alongside Strongsville, the city chose to join through our six month trial offer for the remainder of 2017, as North Olmsted and Euclid did last year.  We look forward working with homeowners in this new partner community. 
Tech Talk
When to Use New Building Materials

When working with homeowners to plan exterior restoration projects, Heritage staff is often discussing how to best undergo the project with a preservation approach.  Preservationists commonly look to repair, rather than replace, as the first course of action.  Not only does this preserve the original building materials and embodied energy, it is often the least expensive approach.  However, there are times that it does not make sense to repair original materials and then we must advise on the best replacements. It is safe to assume that replacing material "in kind" or with the same type of product will almost always be approved.  But, there are times when a newer building material can meet our preservation guidelines but provide the homeowner with a longer lasting repair job.  The cost to use newer products is sometimes higher, but pays for itself in the long run with less maintenance over the lifetime of the material.  
Below are some examples.

The house above was sided with Hardie Board fiber cement siding for both the red lap and grey shake shingle in the peak. Most of the original spindles on the porch above were missing but the few that remained served as a template for these fiber glass replacements.
Facade #99 Features the Heritage Home Program
Celebrating 25 Years: Voices from the Neighborhood 

Click here to read an article from two homeowners who have completed 
a series of projects with help from the Heritage Home Program's 
technical assistance and low-interest loan. 

Save The Date
Cleveland Restoration Society's 2017 Benefit 

Saturday, November 4th at 5:00 pm.  
Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

This year's benefit will highlight Cleveland's Sacred Landmarks with a wine tasting, tours and dinner at Trinity Cathedral.  

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