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How winter weather affects the siding of your home

As the winter months loom, it is time to actively start winterizing the exterior of your home a.k.a siding. Siding is the “face of your house” and is exposed to the elements 365 days and nights of the year. And like every part of a building system, siding plays a decisive role in protecting your home. It keeps the cold […]

Red flags can tell you a lot about the contractor you hired

Watch out for red flags my friend Red flags are warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored. What are the signs when a contractor is not what you thought? When is the right time to replace them with a more responsible and reliable one? Occasionally homeowners have turned to our company to get a job done after another contractor was fired, leaving […]

The benefits of fiber cement siding

Fiber cement is one of the most popular siding options Why choose fiber cement for your siding project? If you are at the stage of deciding which siding material is the most suitable for your home, either for a new construction or a renovation project, your goal is to select a material that provides you with the best value. Look […]

Tips for planning your siding renovation projects

Fall has arrived and traditionally siding renovation projects tend to take a hiatus until the good weather returns. Now is the ideal time to start thinking about your renovation project with an aim to start when the good weather returns. In the case of a siding renovation, we suggest you start planning 3-4 months in advance to allow yourself enough […]

Cedar shingles or fiber cement shingles?

Which one is the right one for you? Our clients frequently ask us which shingles are best to install in their homes: Cedar or fiber cement? There is no right or wrong answer and therefore we suggest customers explore the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each. We should understand cedar and fiber cement shingles are two completely different materials. Cedar […]

The little known importance of soffit and fascia

We bet that soffit and fascia would not be on the list, simply because they are not the best known materials or their functions are little promoted. But… what is soffit? Many times our customers look at us with a frown and ask us why they should spend money on soffit. Since it is a material that has little visual […]

Thinking of fiber cement siding?

This is a great siding material When it comes to choosing the proper material to finish the exterior of your house, most homeowners create a “wish list” of what they want. It has to be durable, with minimal maintenance required and doesn’t break the bank. Fiber cement siding meets all these requirements. It is a cement-based composite material used for […]

Pros and cons of wood siding

Wood is a beautiful siding material, and we recommend it to our customers, but is it for everyone? One of the most frequent questions we receive from our customers is “what advantages does wood siding have over other options such as fiber cement or aluminum siding?” . In this article we examine both advantages disadvantages. Pros Wood is natural and […]