Church buildings have been a major part of our landscape. Seldom do we take the time to think about them architecturally and focus on their meaning or their beginning. According to The History and Symbolism of Church Buildings prior to the word “church” the Greek work “ekklesia” or “those who were called out” was the most commonly used word to describe the gathering of the Christian community. Early Christian texts and archaeology show that Christians gathered in the villas of the richer members of the Christian community. By the second century the church was growing in numbers and required a larger space to house it’s members.
Parish churches became scattered across the Christian world in every town and village. These churches were statements of regional diversity and vernacular technology and decoration. In the 20th century, the use of new materials, such as steel and concrete, had an effect upon the design of churches. The history of church architecture divides itself into periods, and into countries or regions and by religious affiliation. Common architecture for churches today is the shape of a cross with a dome or large vaulted space in the interior to represent or draw attention to the heavens.
The Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, Nebraska, traces its origins back to a Congregational Church founded in that township by Rev. O.P. Merrill. The church building was constructed in 1872. In 1875 N.C. Robinson, district missionary, directed the organization of the Presbyterian Church of Palmyra. The church building was released to the congregation in 1876. The congregation signed Articles of Incorporation on March 16, 1953.
Casey Nelson Exteriors had the pleasure of doing the exterior renovation of the Palmyra Presbyterian Church. White Ovations Mastic Siding and Shakes; White Soffit, White Window Wrap, White Fascia and White Gutters and Downs were used to complete the exterior.
If you are looking for high quality exterior home products contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha. Casey can show you a variety of high performance products to help you create a home or a church with high curb appeal.
Selecting exterior colors for your home’s makeover can be a daunting experience. There are a few subtle hints that can make this job much less challenging.
- Begin by looking at the colors that exist on your homes exterior. Colors within brick, which is already on the home or in your roof’s shingles, can lead you to your home’s new exterior color.
- Keep in mind that exterior colors are not as “trendy” as those found in interior and fashion design. The color that you select will more than likely be here tomorrow and years from now. You may want to begin your investigation of your home’s new color by driving around your neighborhood and looking at what colors exists on homes that you are drawn to.
- Talking about the neighbors! Keep in mind the colors that exist on homes next to yours. Avoid clashing color selections! Although you do want to stand out, you don’t want to be banished out of the neighborhood! Find color solutions that work with your neighbor’s colors.
- Light colors make a house look larger and more inviting, and if painted on a house that’s sited away from the curb, they can bring the structure visually forward. Dark colors, meanwhile, make a house look more substantial, and especially if applied to a home’s lower portion, they suggest stability and permanence.
- Maximize curb appeal by ensuring that your house and yard are in harmony. A green-painted house would get lost on a heavily wooded lot, while a bright color might appear too brash where landscaping is sparse.
- Add character to your home’s color by painting window trim and architectural details in a contrasting accent color. Avoid drawing attention to features that need to blend into the architecture of the home like the air-conditioning unit, gutters or unevenly placed windows.
This beautiful home in Omaha focused on many of the key components that were discussed. By using Mastic’s Corn Silk Structure Siding and terra bronze accents the home becomes a showpiece on their block!
If you are looking at a home make-over give Casey Nelson Exteriors a call. Casey will discuss the products available to you, the advantages of each, and show you the colors that are available along with accent selections.
Quite often when we hear the term “remodel” we think of the interior of a home. At Casey Nelson Exteriors we consider the term “remodel” to also include the exterior of your home. Remodeling the homes exterior has several benefits to the homeowner. Those benefits include:
1. An increase in the over all value of your property.
2. An increase to the landscaping options of your property.
3. Improving the overall structural integrity of your home providing an increase in the overall investment value of your home.
4. An increase in the exterior style of your home by defining and creating architectural interest to your home.
The home owners of Bellevue took advantage of the concept of “remodeling” when they chose to add a new roof, gutters, windows, and siding to their home. They selected the following options to add a total new look:
1. Windows – Amerimax Masters and Craftsman windows with Almond wraps.
2. Gutters and Downspouts in Almond.
3. Legacy Roofing by Malarkey in Weathered Wood.
4. Mastic Ovations Siding in Brandy Wood with Almond wraps, soffit, and fascia.
5. Mastic Discovery Perfection Shakes in Cedar.
6. Mastic Raised Board and Batten Shutters in Red.
Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you with your homes exterior “remodeling” needs. Let Casey Nelson show you the products we have to offer your home’s exterior makeover.
Deciding the right colors for your home’s exterior can be a challenge. Should you go bold or basic? As with all decorating, color choice is vital to the overall appearance of the home. When colors are done correctly – it can hide flaws, when done poorly – it can draw attention to those flaws. A safe approach is to select two tints, colors that are lighter than your base color, or two shades, colors that are darker than your base color. Either the lighter tints or the darker shade could be used for the body and the opposite for the trim. The third contrasting accent color can then be used to accent your entry door.
The McKnight’s of Plattsmouth selected Rugged Canyon Structure Siding as their base color. Detail was added to the architecture using Terra Bronze wraps and fascia, Rugged Canyon soffit, Rugged Canyon downspouts, and Terra Bronze gutters. The overall effect is dramatic and very appealing to the overall architectural design of this beautiful home.
Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind home! Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic Structure Siding and selected colors can do for your home!
Storybook details and countryside charm make the Tudor style home uniquely appealing! The Tudor’s asymmetrical silhouette, steeply pitched gabled roof, embellished doorways, dormers, and stone walls all add to its charm.
The Wilkerson’s selected white Structure siding, black Malarkey roofing in Midnight Black, and white gutters and downspouts to emphasize the beautiful detail of their Tudor influenced home in Lincoln. If you want it all select Mastic’s Structure Siding. When installed Mastic’s Structure Siding makes for a good air infiltration barrier. If you want one of the best sidings on the market Structure will not disappoint. Malarkey Roofing Products offers a full line of residential roofing shingles. Malarkey is focused on providing quality steep slope roofing products for the homeowner.
Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind home! Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic Structure Siding and Malarkey Roofing Products can do for your home!
The magic of the Craftsman-style home is contagious! Large porches, broad eaves with exposed rafters, decorative knee braces, lots of windows and doors to exterior porches, dormers, and double-hung windows all contribute to the charm of the craftsman bungalow.
The Bridgford’s home in Lincoln added personal touches to create a one of a kind home: 12’ Deep Ocean James Hardie Siding; white accent for soffits, fascia, freeze boards, wraps and corner posts; and red coil for the crown molds!
If you are looking for rich color that is fade resistant look towards James Hardie! James Hardie Siding shows remarkable endurance against mother natures elements and provides the homeowner with an investment that pays off!
Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind home!
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