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It doesn’t matter when you get your siding replaced, as long as it gets done, right? As it turns out, that’s not true—particularly if you’re installing vinyl siding. Vinyl is especially sensitive to temperature extremes, so a winter or summertime replacement could affect the quality of your installation. According to siding experts, there are some parts of year when you can… Read more
Noticed some strange, unidentifiable patterns on your vinyl siding? Do you live in a subdivision? The source of the problem could be right outside your window. Across the US, homeowners have been reporting a strange phenomenon: rippled, melting vinyl siding on just one side of their homes. The possible culprit? Windows with low-emissivity glass installed on a nearby neighbor’s home.… Read more
When a hurricane or severe storm is predicted for your area, your first concern is undoubtedly for your loved ones. Whether or not you need to evacuate,  the condition of your siding—and, ultimately, your home—is important. You want something that will stand up to hurricanes, freeing up energy for you to worry about what really matters— the safety of your… Read more
Homes function best when every element works in perfect harmony. Even the smallest parts, like nails and screws, make a difference. But the type of nails you use—and your nailing technique—is extra important when you install vinyl siding on your home. Vinyl is a plastic product, so it’s a little bit more malleable than aluminum or wood—particularly when the sun… Read more
Any home improvement project has its uncertainties. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Will there be any surprises when you start to build? If you’ve decided to re-side your home with stucco, know one thing for sure: you’ll have tons of options. Stucco textures span the gamut from simple waves to smooth, flat surfaces, to faces made… Read more
Usually when we talk about moisture problems, we mean the stuff caused by ice, rain, sleet, and snow—the kinds of weather it makes sense to protect your home from. But if you have masonry, stucco, or even fiber cement or concrete on the outside of your home, your siding could be collecting moisture from the inside out. It’s called inward solar vapor… Read more
The sun and vinyl siding don’t exactly have the best relationship. While vinyl is one of the more durable siding options around, sunshine is kind of like its krypton. Sun can cause fading and—in worst case scenarios—can even warp or melt siding right off your home. And then there’s rain. Moisture drying on your siding’s surface doesn’t exactly do it… Read more
Do you really need new siding, or do you just need brighter siding? If you’re counting your pennies this year, a new siding project can feel like a lot to swallow—particularly if your update is purely aesthetic. Often, siding that’s perfectly functional gets tossed due to its outward appearance. Take, for instance, aluminum siding. Rot-resistant, durable, and corrosion-proof, it’s one of… Read more
Like it or not, first impressions count. This is especially true for your home, which is judged based on its exterior. That’s why, when it comes to siding for your home’s exterior, there are plenty of elements to consider. In addition to the basics of home renovation—including cost, installation, and maintenance—there’s also the choice of the orientation of your siding panels.… Read more
Did you read the fine print on your siding’s warranty? If you’ve really drilled down into the details, you may have seen mention of a Hunter unit, particularly if you’re scanning the section about fading. The Hunter’s scale is way of measuring small—almost infinitesimal—differences in pigment to tell whether or not a surface is faded. It’s used by the siding… Read more