Building Maintenance and Improvement Tips

Historic Preservation 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.

If you want to receive the monthly newsletters, email us at [email protected].  Below are our past topics.

Architectural Character - June 2023

Use of Substitute Materials - April 2023

Repair and Protect Historic Concrete - March 2023

New Exterior Additions to Historic Buildings - February 2023

Repair or retrofit historic steel windows - January 2023

Preservation of Historic Structural Glass - December 2022

Rehabilitating Historic Storefronts - November 2022

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

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