Many homeowners know that unwanted water and moisture are their roofing system’s number one enemy. Moisture can rot wood, corrode metal and start a whole list of other problems on your shingles. But a lot of people still don’t understand how exactly moisture causes all these issues and where it even comes from. Believe it or not, your home is vulnerable not just to rainwater but also to indoor humidity.
Standard vinyl siding offers plenty of benefits to a home in terms of appeal, efficiency,and weather protection. However, it’s not without disadvantages. Homeowners often find the pliable material too “soft” to cover awkward corners and contours in their wall structures. Press a little too hard and you can warp a vinyl siding permanently. Insulated siding addresses all these issues effectively. Moreover, its built-in insulation also helps improve your overall energy efficiency. It does all this and more, of course, for a price.
Window replacement contractors, just like roofers and other home improvement builders, have peak and off-peak seasons. Spring and summer are the busiest seasons for the replacement window industry. The warm weather makes for an ideal time to have contractors finish their jobs. Moreover, the caulk and weatherstripping used in these installation projects cure better and faster in the heat. In fact, low temperatures can even cause these materials to fail completely.
Summer is not just a time to go out and enjoy the outdoors or spend lazy days indoors. This time of the year presents a perfect opportunity for you to pursue certain home maintenance tasks. After all, the weather is pleasant, which means you have more time to complete them.
It may not be easy to choose between a cedar and insulated vinyl siding. On the one hand, you have a natural product that provides a rustic look. On the other, you have a more versatile siding material. In today’s post, Homecraft Inc., your local siding contractor, makes a case for the latter as we highlight CedarMAX vinyl siding from ProVia®.
First impressions are everything, as many people say. So when it comes to setting the tone and character of your home, your front door is a great place to start. Apart from its notable qualities of durability and security, it is an important design element that adds to the home’s curb appeal, much like the siding, windows and roof.
Summer is fast approaching and it can only mean one thing—improving your home is on top of your to-do list. That list may be getting longer as temperatures continue to rise, but a window replacement is something you should consider or even prioritize.
Last April, Andersen® Corporation, including its subsidiaries, was named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and the winner of the program’s Sustained Excellence Award. This is the highest honor given by ENERGY STAR to home improvement companies that display a continued leadership in protecting the environment through stellar energy efficiency achievements. With a century-long track record of window innovation and quality, Andersen is one of the most recognizable names in the window industry.
Replacing your home’s siding is the project to do if you want to increase curb appeal and enjoy better insulation as temperatures change. While you can usually do this project at any time of the year, especially in cases where you really have no choice but to do so, spring has been identified as the best season for such a makeover. Homecraft®, Inc., the leading siding and roofing contractors, explains why: [Read more…]