Depending on where you live, you may have to deal with historical zoning regulations. The historical society’s goal is to preserve the original appearance of the neighbor hood. While these regulations cause headaches from time to time, it means a lot to home owners that treasure the original look. This client needed repairs completed to her back porch. The posts were starting to rot, and the rails and lid of the porch were in bad shape. While these may seem like simple repairs, we still had to go through the historical society to obtain permission for what we were going to install. Some products, such as composite decking and handrails, are prohibited in neighborhoods such as this. After the drawings were approved, it was time to get to work.
While dealing with historical zoning presents some difficulties, it remains an important step to ensure that your project does not get red flagged. Hiring a licensed contractor goes a long way in helping to deal with the process. Something as simple as the baluster design could stop you from getting approval. A little research, and you will be all set to your project rolling.
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