Both sides of Oatlands’ 1804 mansion have one-story porches with green shutters and white paneling. These side entrances were added during subsequent renovations to the mansion and helped create its Federal style appearance. One shutter on the western porch began showing signs of moisture infiltration, insect damage, and wood rot mostly due to a previous repair project. Oatlands hired Western Loudoun Restoration to repair the shutter by cutting out damaged sections and replacing them with appropriate material such as old-growth Redwood and Fir. After repainting the whole piece, repairs blend in wonderfully.
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