Building Maintenance and Improvement Tips
As a business/building owner on Main Street Coon Rapids, we know you have lots to think about when it comes to upkeep on your building. We provide monthly newsletters that will give you some help and guidance when it comes to Main Street historic preservation.
Being a part of the Main Street Iowa and Main Street America organizations, we are all involved with historic preservation of our Main Street buildings. We will provide related articles that focus on building elements and maintenance topics. Topics will range from awning care and design, to storefront designs, brick care and cleaning, paint choices, window elements and many more ideas.
These monthly articles are simply ideas and may not always apply to your specific situation, but might help answer questions going forward with maintenance or renovations you might consider in the future.
Thank you for doing your part to continue maintaining our cherished Main Street Coon Rapids.
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. Below are our past topics.
Exterior Paint Problems on Historic Woodwork - October 2022
Repair of Historic Wooden Windows - September 2022
Aluminum and Vinyl Siding on Historic Buildings - August 2022
Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta - July 2022
Dangers of Abrasive Cleaning to Historic Buildings - June 2022
Roofing of Historic Buildings - May 2022.
Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings - April 2022
Cleaning and Treating Historic Masonry Buildings - March 2022
Repointing Mortar - February 2022
7 Tips to a Winning Window Display - January 2022
Holiday Window Displays - December 2021
Storefronts - November 2021
Windows Part II - October 2021
Windows Part I - September 2021
Signs Part II - August 2021
Signs Part I - July 2021
Awnings - June 2021
Cleaning and Water-Repellent Treatments for Historic Masonry Buildings - May 2021
Painting Brick or Metal on Your Building - April 2021