3 Tips for Choosing Your Next Home Siding

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Whether you are in the middle of a major home renovation or simply need to retire your existing siding, choosing the right siding colors, materials, and textures can dramatically transform the beauty and ambiance of your home. Sidings are the exterior materials that seek to shield your home from inclement weather conditions, runoff, and any element the wind brings to your home. Assuming the important role of safeguarding the comfort of your home, sidings are also an indispensable asset for their cosmetic appeals and ability to enhance your architectural design. While every homeowner has unique needs and may prefer different siding materials, here are three recommendations that can be applied … [Read more...]

5 Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced

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The roof over your head instills a sense of security and comfort to all its residents – and for good reasons, too. As a durable structure, the roof envelopes your entire home from top-down, protecting you, your loved ones, and your precious belongings from animals, pests, rains, storms, and other windblown debris that happen to cross your path. Whereas the roof is an effective shield against all Mother Nature’s terrible tantrums, its effectiveness can sometimes be compromised by factors such as age, lack of maintenance or care, and many others.  To help you assess your roof condition, here is a nice list of signs that will enable you to make an informed decision when faced with a potential ro … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Gutters This Fall

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When is the last time you took a close look at your gutters? Cleaning and maintaining your gutters is one of those jobs that easily falls through the crack. Although often overlooked and put off to the very last minute, gutter maintenance is an inevitable chore no homeowner can avoid. Because the longevity and functionality of gutters depends on the care it receives, there are a few things you can do to maintain your gutters this fall.Tip #1: Gutter Cleaning: Make It As New As BeforeGutters are subject to collecting debris, windblown elements, and other interesting stuff that do not normally cross your mind. Located far off the ground, gutters accumulate many elements and natural junk as it … [Read more...]

Measuring the Benefits of Metal Roofs

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It is difficult to overlook the rising popularity of metal roofs in the home improvement and most importantly, among homeowners. With asphalt shingles slowly losing favor among homeowners due to their short-life span and overall demanding upkeep, many homeowners are turning to metal roofs as the alternative roofing solution for their homes. And why shouldn’t they make the change? When it comes to picking the right roof to fend off aggressive natural elements and weather conditions, metal roofs come out on top over asphalt shingles in several categories, including durability, energy efficiency, cosmetic appeal, and eco-friendliness.Longevity and DurabilityThe roof over your head is arguably t … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Metal Roofing is the Preferred Choice Over Shingle Roofing

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In recent years, the home improvement industry has witnessed a growing appreciation for alternative solutions to your standard shingle or asphalt roof, and many have started to turn to and consider metal roofs. While proponents of asphalt roofs can continue to chime about the beauty and economic advantages of asphalt shingles, consumers are no longer deceived by the superficial sales pitch. Some are asking questions such as: what is a metal roof? What are the real life benefits of a metal roof? Interestingly enough, many homeowners are dispelling the myths and choosing metal roofs for its longevity, superior weather performance, eco-benefits, aesthetic appeals, and cost-effective investment. … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Ready for the Fall

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It’s that time of the year when the days begin to shorten and the temperature grows mild. Instead of blooming flowers and flourishing trees, you are starting to see shades of yellow, orange and red all around you. Fall is here again, and before you know it, winter will be fast upon you. Is your home ready for fall harvest or are you still scrambling to prepare your home before the cold weather (and the rainy season) take a toll on you? To help you and your family to enjoy the many benefits this colorful season has to offer, here are three easy but practical ways to make sure your home is ready for the fall.Perform a Detailed Roof InspectionYour roof serves as the first line of defense a … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Wood Windows

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The mention of wood windows evokes the thought of a two-story house that is decorated with lovely curtains and perhaps a fireplace. True to their reputation, wood windows are widely recognized for their styles and authentic beauty. Even with the variety of window options on the market, wood windows remain a coveted choice for their proven reliability and exquisite appeal.  For those of you who are still having second thoughts about wood windows, here are 4 compelling reasons and you will understand why wood windows are the perfect window solution for your home.Endless CustomizationWood windows offer great customization flexibility that can satisfy any architectural style. In addition to … [Read more...]

Are Metal Roofs Noisy in the Rain?

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Metal roofs are a sturdy, quiet, and energy efficient roofing solution. Yet, they are often misjudged as heavy, prone to lightning strikes, and overall noisy. The myth that metal roofs are noisy is especially detrimental to their popularity in the roofing and home improvement industry. Every homeowner dreams to have a quiet home. For those living on busy streets, having a roof that is impervious to the rising noise pollution is extremely important. However, the saying that metal roofs are noisier than your average asphalt shingle roof is in itself a myth.The Myth of Loud Metal RoofsIt might surprise you that the claim metal roofs are much more noisier than asphalt shingles is made by … [Read more...]