Restoration vs. Repair


Historic buildings are commonly known for restoration projects, though many modern buildings undergo restoration as well. Restoration is the process in which a home or a building is returned to its original condition. When restoring components of a historic building, it is important to honor the integrity and time period of the home. Preservation and restoration reduces waste, maximizes the use of existing materials and infrastructure. Repairing, while fixing the overall infrastructure, does not maintain any of the character or history of the building.