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Its long-lasting durability is just one reason why vinyl siding is such a popular choice among homeowners. The sturdy exterior handles harsh weather with ease, and it’s resistant to direct sunlight, which makes it an efficient and cost-effective material. Still, although this power material is known to last for decades, it still needs a bit of maintenance along the way. While the… Read more
One of the most stressful things about owning a home is uncovering potentially hazardous materials in your home. Asbestos ranks high on the list of dangerous substances because of its toxic and carcinogenic properties when airborne. While older homes will likely contain asbestos in roofing, insulation, and tiles, it can also be present in exterior siding. If you suspect that your siding may… Read more
When it comes to your home, nothing makes a lasting first impression like a striking exterior. While decorations and landscaping help to improve the appearance of your house, the siding you choose to complete your home’s design style is paramount. Here are our top picks for siding options to increase the curb appeal of your home. 1. Vinyl Lap Siding… Read more
When it comes to home improvement, caulk is one of the best secret weapons a homeowner can possess. Used throughout the interior and exterior of homes to fill gaps or cracks, caulk is an incredible, flexible acrylic that can prevent air or moisture from getting in just about anywhere. Using caulk on exterior siding is a relatively straightforward process, but there… Read more
You have selected a reliable siding contractor and budgeted for the cost of your siding replacement. It is now time to prepare for your siding installation. Like any home renovation project, the siding installation process will vary depending on your home’s unique attributes. Understanding the siding replacement process, while working in tandem with a seasoned contractor, will help you manage… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an important step in the journey replace the siding on your home after damage or as a home improvement. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple siding quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with… Read more
Housewrap stirs up a lot of confusion. Does it prevent moisture? Inhibit mold? Help prevent drafts? Actually, it does all three. Depending on how it’s hung, house wrap can either act as a moisture or wind barrier. When used to slow winds, its job is to seal gaps and leaks in the OSB panels or plywood sheathing that makes up… Read more
Most of us prefer not to think of our homes as piles of kindling. But accidents do happen—and experts believe that wildfires may be on the rise. In fact, studies have confirmed that the western states are indeed experiencing a new age of fire outbreaks, mainly due to deforestation and climate change. While you certainly can’t prevent every hazard to… Read more
Thinking of giving the exterior of your home a top-to-bottom makeover? When you’re replacing your siding, it makes sense to start thinking about your replacement windows, too. After all, you want to make sure that the aesthetics of your home all work together to achieve an overall effect. But is it better to replace both the windows and the siding… Read more
Your roof and your siding—they’re your home’s literal first defense against the elements, so you want to make them last as long as possible. Unfortunately, those same elements can take an eventual toll on your home’s exteriors, particularly if you don’t put much maintenance into them. Like most things in life, when it comes to the lifespan of your home’s… Read more