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Green Choices In Siding Products

Wood: especially if local, salvaged, or engineered from farmed, fast-growing tropical wood.  It may last over 100 years, and can be recycled. Not Cheap! Steel: more than aluminum; recycled, some brands 100% recycled (Rollex). Six old cars might cover a 2000 sf house, while wood might require an acre of trees!                Durable, low maintenance, cheapest to

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Home Improvements = Good Investments

Most people realize that certain improvements are a good “investment” if you are planning to sell your home soon. What about a value for your house if you plan to keep it for a few years?  People think in turns of a Return on Investment or “ROI.”  Fixing the kitchen or updating baths will probably pay off,

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Isn’t Steel Siding Better?

It doesn’t burn…but vinyl burns very poorly, creating gases that tend to put out the flames.  The vapors are irritating—no silent poisoning is possible, unlike carbon monoxide from burning wood, kerosene, or diesel.   Steel will dent, and is more difficult to install neatly.  Damage would likely require replacement of an entire wall.  Vinyl is

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Moisture, the Invisible Homewrecker?

All houses have many sources of moisture, which can damage windows, interiors, exterior paint, and siding.  Protection is much better from outside moisture than inside moisture! Sources of moisture: us humans, laundry, showers, cooking, humidifiers, gas heat or cooking.  It may come from the house itself:  wet plaster, or a wet or unexcavated basement. Water

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