Determining Vinyl Siding Vs. Wood Siding


Your home's exterior affects not only the appearance of your home, but it can also affect the value of it. In order to keep up the curb appeal of your home, you have to decide on a quality exterior that is going to be easy to maintain and provide the house with a fresh look. Siding is one of the most popular products to use as a home's exterior. Fortunately, there are several types of siding to choose from that will help enhance the exterior of your home.

13 October 2015

Snow Challenge: Metal Vs. Slate Roofing


If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you have to think about what effect the snow will have on your home. The wrong roofing material will allow snow to build up on your roof, which can cause a risk of roof collapse. Furthermore, as snow slowly melts over your roof, you have to worry about ice dams forming on your eaves and causing leaks. While slate is a beautiful and durable roofing material, metal is a better choice for a snowy climate.

2 September 2015

Looking For A Unique Roof? Consider Copper


Are you looking for a unique style of roof to add a final artistic touch to your home? Your neighborhood likely already has many asphalt, steel, aluminum, and even tiled roofs, so if you really want to stand out from the crowd, you'll need something else. A copper roof may be a great choice. Though popular in some older neighborhoods in Europe, copper roofs are not often seen in North America.

15 July 2015

3 Best Roofing Options For A Craftsman-Style House


Craftsman, or Arts and Crafts, was an architectural style popular from the late 1800s until the early 1930s. Elements of this American design movement include low-pitched gable roofs and wraparound porches with a slanting roof. So the roofing materials on this type of home are on full display and should match the overall aesthetic of the home. If you are working with roofing contractors on remodeling a Craftsman home and want an authentic-looking roof, here are a few of the best options.

14 May 2015

Caring For Your Home's Vinyl Exterior With Natural Products


Vinyl siding is designed to be naturally easy to clean and maintain. In fact, vinyl siding rarely stains and is generally self-cleaning since it's washed by the rain and other natural elements. Over time, however, vinyl siding exteriors can build up a thin layer of grime and soot, especially in urban areas where the outdoor air quality may not be very good. These tips will help you clean your vinyl siding using natural products that are safe for the environment.

16 April 2015

Discoloration On A Ceiling: How Water On A Flat Roof May Have Caused It


Do the ceilings in your house look discolored? The problem may stem from water sitting on your roof and causing damage, especially if the roof is flat. Find out below how water on a flat roof may have led to damage on the inside of your home, as well as what replacing the roof will cost. How Can Water on a Flat Roof Lead to Interior Home Damage? When it rains, the water can remain on a flat roof for a long time unless there are functional drain outlets to prevent it.

8 April 2015