The benefits of insulated vinyl siding
Vinyl siding is a popular choice for homeowners because advances in the design and manufacturing have led to products that look natural, add energy efficiency, and require very little maintenance. We’re often asked if upgrading to insulated vinyl siding is worth the investment. Our answer is a resounding, “Yes!” This type of siding includes a layer of insulating foam material,…Read Full Article
Should you repair or replace your garage door?
The garage door is one of those things that is easily overlooked, until the garage door opener doesn’t work or someone accidentally backs into the door. Your garage door provides a significant impact on your home’s curb appeal, so you might want to give it more thought. Should you repair or replace your garage door? Here are some clues. You…Read Full Article
Maintenance for your fiber cement siding
Fiber cement siding is a great choice for lasting curb appeal for your home. To protect your investment, you need to do some simple maintenance. Remove dirt and debris by washing the exterior surfaces every 6 to 12 months. Use a garden hose or low pressure water spray, not a pressure washer. For James Hardie fiber cement siding with ColorPlus®…Read Full Article
Is your siding’s water-resistive barrier doing its job?
No matter how expertly your home’s siding is installed, there’s always a chance it might leak. To prevent damage to your home, you need a wall sheathing known as a water-resistive barrier (WRB), that provides a plane for draining off any water that seeps past the siding. Tyvek, for example, is a common WRB. You also need an air barrier,…Read Full Article
There’s no such thing as standard window sizes
When you shop for replacement windows, be advised that there’s no such thing as standard window sizes. There are common dimensions, of course, but the precision that is required to fit your home with airtight windows means that you can’t expect “off the rack” sizing. You might be surprised to know that the location of your home makes a difference.…Read Full Article