we have a brick Victorian in Chicago and we have a big attic that we want
to convert into a living space. I'd like to ask for ANY help advice or
warnings that you folks could offer me.
A description of the area
the floor plan is 60 feet long by 25 feet wide.
it is enclosed by a double brick wall which on one LENGTH varies between 5
feet high down to 2 feet and on the other side is a consistent 3 feet high
the apex of the PITCHED roof is about 12' - 14' and the pitch seems go up 1
foot for every foot.
the roof has exposed rafters which extend down to the brick wall.
the floor is some kind of wood but it's too dirty to figure out what it is
and it has gaps between the planking.
we want to clean all the brick, seal it and paint it white to brighten up
the area, we have enough exposed brick elsewhere. Any advise on this process
including tools, cleaning approaches etc, would be great.
we want to clean the wooden planks that are on the underside of the roof,
it's looks pretty good but is dirty, again any cleaning advice for the
UNDERSIDE of a roof would be great.
thanks in advance for any help