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The Importance of Siding on a House

Many people have been known to think siding on a home only makes the house look nice but no other true value or reason. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although the exact siding choice may depend on cosmetics and the personal taste of the homeowner, it does in fact serve a significant purpose as part of the home’s overall design and function.

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Considerations When Buying New Windows

New windows can be fun and exciting as you update your home whether for cosmetic appeal or as needed for structural integrity with the home. Most houses were built on a budget and likely only had basic windows installed whereas the owner may want something more elaborate. Otherwise, in an older home, the windows may be broken, jammed, or simply not working properly. In either case, there are a few considerations to be thought about before choosing the new windows.

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Double Hung Windows: Value and Efficiency

Double hung windows have become the standard by which other are judged. They can serve as the typical basic window, or be built to more exacting standards to provide better than average quality. The value and efficiency of double hung windows is far superior to the older system which used a single pane window in conjunction with a secondary storm window for added insulation. Because the two panes of glass are integrated in a single unit, they cannot become misaligned allowing for drafts and cold spots to develop in the home.

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The Differences and Advantages of Window Styles

With the number of modern window options available, you may wonder which is best for your application. Whether purely functional and economic or highly decorative and elaborate, there is a window style to upgrade your home for efficiency or appearance. All windows come in a variety of standard and customized sizes and are available in a multitude of color options to suit the exterior design of any home.

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Give Your Home a Makeover with New Siding and Gutters

As homes age, it is typical for them to require spot cleaning and complete pressure washing as part of an ongoing maintenance program to keep them looking their finest. Every so often, they need a new paint job and repairs to the outer sheathing. Gutters need to be cleaned and occasionally straightened to assure proper runoff of rainwater. A solution is to apply vinyl siding as a covering on older homes or as a design choice with new homes. You may also consider a new gutter system with or without leaf guards as necessary to complete the makeover. Not only cosmetic in nature, these solutions can also increase the efficiency of your home by lowering ongoing maintenance costs and provide insulation that may lower your energy bills.

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Security and Beauty: Enjoy Both with a Steel Entry Door

Steel doors have become the new building paradigm for the safety, security and versatility they offer in design choice. Although traditional wooden doors provide a timeless elegance, they simply aren’t as efficient or eco-friendly as steel when used as a building material. Steel is recyclable and doesn’t rot, won’t attract termites, is generally stronger than wood, and offers a number of available design options to emulate the visual design appeal of wooden or industrial door styles.

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Design Versus Structure With A Staggered Window Replacement Strategy

If you live in an older home, you’re familiar with the charm and comfort it provides with its nuances and imperfections. However, for functionality you likely understand the need for ongoing maintenance and repairs. Nowhere does this hold more true than when it comes to replacing outdated windows to improve the home’s appearance and provide efficiency by improving the insulation and power bill. Ideally you may want to replace all the windows at once, but if budget considerations require you stagger the replacements over a few years you’ll want to consider the order in which you replace them.

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Patio Door Styles and Their Advantages: French, Sliding, Outward Opening

Like everything else in your home, you have plenty of design options for your patio doors. Some choices may be determined by budget, others may be determined by the layout of your home, while you may simply prefer one style over another. Each major style presents distinct advantages to consider before replacing or installing new patio doors.

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Pollen, Dust and Rainwater Runoff: How to Keep Your Views Clean in Summer

You bought a nice house, you keep it nice and all your friends comment on how clean it is. Yet the windows invariably develop a fuzzy haze every summer, covered in dust, pollen and grimy rainwater storm runoff. There is a solution with a few life hacks to keep your windows sparkly clean and your view through them unimpeded.

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Entry Doors With Personality

An entry door allows access into your home, or prevents it when closed. This door can control the atmosphere within a given space by keeping the heat inside during the winter, or letting a fresh breeze through in the summer.  It also plays an aesthetic role in creating an impression of what lies beyond. As such, the fusion of artistry and engineering has produced a veritably endless fount of door styles and configurations.

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