What You Need To Know Before Replacing Your Home's Siding

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After a while, the effects of sun, wind, rain, and storms can cause significant damage to your home's siding, and you're going to have to replace it. But there's a lot to consider before buying new siding willy-nilly -- you have to know your home's current condition, the cost and labor required to replace your siding, and you have to make the decision on what type of siding you're going to stick on your house for the next decade or two before it's time to replace it again.

26 August 2015

Three Unique Design Features To Add To Your Vinyl Siding Installation

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If you want to have a durable and practically maintenance free siding, vinyl is a great choice of materials. In addition, siding can often give your home a plain lap-siding look. Today, many newer materials can be used to make your siding look unique. You can also do things like add custom trim around windows for more of a personal appearance. If you want to have a unique look for the siding on your home, here are some design features that you may want to consider for your siding installation.

12 August 2015

Update Metal Shutters with Rust-Inhibiting Spray Primer And Paint

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Unpainted, metal storm shutters can be dressed up to complement the exterior of your home with a coat of rust-inhibiting spray primer and two coats of paint. If you need to repair or update your storm shutters before you paint, talk with a place like Active Hurricane & Security Protection. The following steps will teach you how to transform the shutters so that they look newer and add appeal to the outside of your home.

3 August 2015

Natural Lighting: Getting More Light In Through Your Home's Windows

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Do you feel as though your home is just too dark and dreary? Natural lighting is a healthy mood elevator that can drastically change the openness and mood of your environment, but it can be a challenge to get all that warm light in. Whether you're considering a new window installation or just want to make some fixes to your current design, there are some strategies that you can consider to draw in that bright, beautiful glow.

16 July 2015

Commonly Asked Questions About Reducing Heat Loss From Your Windows

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During the winter months, your home's windows can be a major source of energy loss, but many homeowners assume that there is little that can be done about this problem. As a result, they may suffer through the winters while paying higher energy bills to heat the drafty house. Fortunately, there are a host of options available for reducing heat loss through your windows, and having the following couple of questions answered will give you a better idea of a couple of the available options.

7 July 2015

How To Maintain Your Windows For Maximum Energy Efficiency

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As much of one-third of your home's heat loss takes place through your windows and doors. Your windows can also let unwanted heat into your home during the summer. For this reason, it is worthwhile to consider your windows when you are looking for a way to make your home more energy-efficient. Of course, installing new energy-efficient windows is the best way to be sure that your windows are not causing excess heat loss or warming your home during the summer.

11 June 2015

2 Types of Windows That Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

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Choosing to replace the windows in your home can be a great idea, especially when you consider the many different types of windows available to you and the benefits that they can provide. Electrochromic and soundproof windows are just two great window types that can make your home much more comfortable. Soundproof Soundproof windows are ideal if you live in the center of a busy town, have noisy neighbors, or if your house is built near a busy road or highway.

3 June 2015