When I bought my 1926 Sears kit house in 2011, I was mentally prepared for dealing with the perils and pitfalls that come with owning an old house, and confident in my ability to tackle any major challenges. What I didn’t anticipate—and something that owners of newer houses don’t usually understand—is the feeling of responsibility that came with every design decision I made. I was the new caretaker of a house that had been occupied by only one family since it was built 90 years earlier, and which had clearly been handled with extreme respect. So, when I decided to add a covered porch to the back, I wanted to make sure it would be a good fit for the house. Having seen a lot of bad entries, porches, and additions over the years, I was concerned about ending up with something that looked like a thoughtless bolt-on. I was determined to make the porch look like it had been there all along. I knew the best way to tie the new porch into the old house would be to make it match. By simply extending each element of the existing trim package to include the porch (or extending them…
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Hello I am impressed by most of the details and workmanship you have done however I have 1 question and concern. Why would you choose aluminum leader pipe and fittings in your design where as it will be a major issue to repair should it fail overtime. With a folded seam in all leader pipe and fittings if there should ever be a clog water could leak from the seams and worse the winter months creating a ice block that could and probably will cause that product to fail. Wouldn't a pvc product have been a better choice for your application?