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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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