How Did You Do?
Check Yourself Out
Congratulations! If you answered all 6 answers correctly, you have a broad understanding of historic house maintenance principles. Maybe you even do your own work. As a reward, you get 6 "cheery" houses.
If you got 5 questions right, you are way up there on the scale of winners. You receive 5 "cheery" houses. But the one "haunted" house you got means that something isn't connected properly, so things are deteriorating outside even as you are taking our quiz. Better check out all those surfaces of your exterior "skin."
If you got 4 right, you're about average. You got four "cheery houses" and two "haunted houses." It's an ongoing struggle to keep your "skin" tight and well maintained. If you establish a regular maintenance schedule, then stick with it, you can easily "up" your percentages and save historic materials at the same time!Now, we're moving toward the lower end of the "know how spectrum." If you answered 3 right, you probably have loose and sagging skin on your house. If you tried the surface maintenance test we suggested, your hand is probably cut and bleeding. Read some more, then try the Quiz again. Stick with it!Now, we're plumbing the lower depths. 2 right means that surface deterioration is longstanding. You may have to replace several features and solve structural problems. Get help!Finally, if you only got 1 answer right--or none right-- you get the "Creeping Spider" award. Your house is undoubtedly "haunted" and for that, we are truly concerned. We know you're lonely because people don't want to visit. Make repairs! Get re-connected now!
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