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Tap, tap, tap. That’s the sound of your siding being destroyed. Woodpeckers and insects can create massive issues in a home with wood siding—ranging all the way from aesthetic flaws and defects to huge structural problems that threaten the safety of your home. However, you don’t have to passively accept whatever damage these invaders wreak on your home. There are… Read more
Brrr…it’s cold outside. But when winter winds blow, it doesn’t just make you shiver. Low temperatures and freezing precipitation have an effect on your home’s exterior, too—particularly if you have vinyl siding on your home. Due to its chemical makeup, vinyl is notoriously sensitive to temperature changes. While it’s usually tough enough to stand up to cold weather, you could… Read more
Are your wooden window frames looking a little lackluster? Tired of paying a professional painter to have your home’s soffit touched up? Want to protect your fascia from the effects of rain and moisture? Capping your home’s exterior trim gives you a chance to improve the look and durability of wooden pieces, without opting for a total replacement. In particular,… Read more
Sometimes it’s obvious that your whole home needs a siding update. If your siding is aging, cracking, or falling down, it’s time to get out the siding brochures, because you typically need to spring for a complete replacement. But let’s say your siding is only a year or two old, and seems to be in great condition beyond a few boards.… Read more
For many homeowners, staying on top of the latest building and interior design trends is as important as regular home maintenance projects. While most trendsetters stick to applying the latest and most fashionable colors, materials, and practices to their interior home decor, it is possible to embrace the latest design styles outside of the home as well. If you want to… Read more
While everyone knows that home ownership and renovation projects go hand in hand, keeping track of all your home improvement needs can be stressful and overwhelming. Caring for and maintaining the exterior of your home is one of the largest jobs—and arguably most important—for homeowners to keep up with. Depending on your siding type, regular maintenance jobs like cleaning, painting, and refinishing… Read more
Vinyl siding is one of the most popular exterior coverings for homes. While this is partially because of its affordability, many homeowners opt for vinyl siding instead of brick or wood because it is relatively easily to maintain. Generally speaking, if you have a power washer or hose and a few household cleaning products, you can easily make your vinyl siding… Read more
Your siding is an under-celebrated hero. Not only does it perform a critical role in your home’s exterior aesthetic, it also literally keeps the wind and rain off your back. Along with your roof and drainage system, siding is part of a home trifecta that keeps excess moisture safely outside, where it belongs. However, siding can also affect the amount… Read more
After you’ve finished installing new siding on your home—and taken the time to gaze admiringly at your beautiful new exterior—you may be ready to start a new project. Don’t put away your circular saw just yet, because we have a few ideas about what to do with the leftover siding. We promise these fun DIY projects won’t be as labor… Read more
Whether you’re building a new house or just renovating your current home, there are countless choices to make. One of the decisions that will have a big visual impact is the color of siding you install on your home. Your personal preference, as well as the architecture or style of your home and any Home Owner Association (HOA) requirements, may… Read more