Restoration, Painting and Home Remodeling Services in Gloucester, MA
The gable feature of this brick and clapboard colonial home in Gloucester had suffered water damage and rot over the years, in part from its proximity to the ocean. Restoration was the only way to keep the home’s architectural integrity.
We rebuilt the original gable feature, preserving its dimensions and exactly copying its design. We scraped, primed, and painted the siding and wood gutters, as well as two dormers that had suffered similar damage. We properly installed the downspout. Now, with water and mold resistant wood and paint, with upgraded drainage, and with properly installed flashing, the gable is protected from damage for another 200 years or more to come.
WORKS has accomplished many restoration projects in Gloucester, including removing a horse-hair plaster ceiling and lathes from a late Victorian home and completely renovating the ceiling in keeping with the period of the room. We also painted a turn-of-the-century duplex with lead encapsulation paint, preserving its historic charm while complying with modern regulations on lead-based paint.
WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis specializes in home restoration and renovation projects on the North Shore of Boston. Fully licensed by the state of Massachusetts (# CS 91245 and HIC # 132798), WORKS has been working for over a decade with homeowners, architects, and interior designers throughout the North Shore, including Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Rowley, Marblehead, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, Middleton, and West Newbury.
Gloucester, Massachusetts is dear to the heart of WORKS since we count it as our hometown. A jewel on the North Shore of Boston, Gloucester boasts rugged coastlines, wooded hills overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and lush green acreage, where both contemporary and historic homes flourish. With Ipswich Bay to the north and Massachusetts Bay to the south, Gloucester was an important part of the fishing industry and still has a working waterfront, with lighthouses as well as homes dating from the 1800s.