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What is R-Value and How Does it Apply to Your Home’s Insulation?

The whole point of insulation is to prevent air and moisture from penetrating through the walls of your home. Insulation can be implemented into the walls, the attic, and even underneath the house just below the flooring. Insulation is so vital to your building’s protection that it is regulated by the city, state, and federal agencies. These agencies essentially look for the following criteria:

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Signs You Need New Windows

Every homeowner is aware they may want to replace their windows at some point in time. In some cases, it may be a matter of saving money and building equity in the house before upgrading to nicer windows than the house came with. The issue becomes glaringly obvious when living in an older home, or a house which wasn't taken care of properly by the previous owners, and the windows are damaged or don't function properly. The good news is that depending on how large your home is and how many windows it has, the replacement process doesn't have to be an expensive repair or even a large job which turns your home into a construction site for an extended period of time.

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Does Siding Ever Need to Be Replaced?

Vinyl siding is sold as a lifetime solution to a home's exterior. Whether it covers or replaces an existing siding system on an older home, or if it is in fact the outer covering of a new home, vinyl siding is the most efficient system available in today's building systems for efficiency and permanency. However, sometimes siding needs to be replaced. It may be due to storm damage, it may be due to repeated damage over the years, or you may simply want a different style of appeal applied to the outside of your home. Although siding is designed to maintain its structural integrity and protect your home, there are situations in which you may want to replace it.

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New Doors to Greet the Summer Weather

Spring and summer weather begs a beautiful house to invite guests and welcome company. Although your friends already admire your taste in decorating, there are means with which can make them feel more welcome in your home. Entry doors, side doors, and deck or patio doors are a fairly simple means of letting your guests know they are welcome in your home while defining the areas they have been invited to visit.

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Should You Buy Grid Windows?

When buying new windows, it’s a good idea to determine your home’s needs. A lot of homeowners consider grid windows, contacting their provider for a quick, professional installations. Also referred to as grilles or muntins, grids are window strips—made from vinyl, wood, aluminum or PVC—which divide a pane’s glass into smaller panes. If you’re considering buying grid windows, or if you want to know more about them, read on.

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How Long Does Insulation Last?

If your energy bills keep going up, you might have an insulation problem. Over time, insulation wears down. Weather, critters and general age can degrade your home’s temperature protection. That said, you can find out how long your insulation will last before a swap-out is needed. Depending on your home’s insulation type, you’ll be protected for a few decades. That said, a few factors can greatly reduce your insulation’s lifespan.

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The Problems You May Face With DIY Siding Projects

Siding is one of the most popular options when it comes to home exteriors. Millions of people love the flawless, finished look siding gives their home come compared to brick. Unfortunately, the desire to have siding on their homes encourages many homeowners to install their siding without the help of a professional. If you are one such homeowner, consider the following problems many homeowners run into when they install their siding.

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5 Things You Should Consider When It Comes to Window Replacement

If you are like most homeowners, replacing your windows is a big home improvement project. You want to get the most energy-efficient windows your money can buy, while not breaking the bank. Beyond that, there are many other aspects you should consider before you swipe your credit card to ensure your windows are efficient. Keep reading to learn the five most important factors you should be considering when it comes to replacing your windows.

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How to Choose the Perfect Patio Door

Entry doors are important to your home. Doors add to the overall look of your home both as an interior feature and an exterior feature. If you have patio doors, then they contribute significantly to the aesthetics of your home, so it makes sense to choose your next patio door wisely. The following are some factors you should consider before choosing your next set of patio doors.

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Why Your Entry Doors Matter

When it comes to your home’s exteriors, there are very few aspects that stand out to guests. From the vantage point of the road, the most important aspect of your home is your entry door, but why? The following are a few reasons the entry door you choose matters.

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