Category: Home Exterior

Exterior Sheathing
Home Exterior

Exterior Wall Sheathing Options: The Ultimate Guide

Whether you’re building walls on a new home or you’re residing an older one, exterior sheathing has an important role to play. Exterior sheathing is a board or panel that may be made of several different materials. It’s installed over the exterior walls of the home, and can have several purposes from lending structural support

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House Siding
Home Exterior

Subtle But Significant Outdoor Home Design Considerations

There are a lot of elements that need to be considered when designing the outside of a home. Interior design can be playful, splashy or bold but when it comes to exterior design making a great impression with subtle features is the challenge homeowners face. Functionality is key because the exterior of the home must

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How to Choose the Right Siding Material for Your Home
Home Exterior

How to Choose the Right Siding Material for Your Home

Did you know that siding plays a huge factor in a building’s overall value and performance? In addition to being one of the greatest influences on curb appeal, siding plays a significant role in your home’s overall energy efficiency, protection of foundational structure and ability to withstand severe weather. Siding has an important job to

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DIY Projects

5 Boat Dock Construction Design Ideas For Any Waterfront Property

A boat dock may seem to be a very technical, complicated structure to design, but in reality there aren’t too many differences between building a dock and a typical deck. Many of the same factors you’d need to consider when building a residential deck, such as weight distribution, apply to boat docks of all sizes.

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Building Materials

How the Shape of Your Roof Affects Materials that Can be Used

Having your roof replaced is a big decision that can affect your home for years to come. There are many choices that need to be made after deciding to have your roof replaced. One of the most important is what type of roofing material should be used.  Whether you’re re-roofing a home you’ve lived in

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Building Materials

A Stronger Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Framing

Light framing is an important part of any traditionally constructed building. They are built inside the walls of a structure and provide a bridging point between the exterior and interior parts of a wall. The most common materials used for studs today are wood and metal. Both have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and you

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home exterior ideas
Home Exterior

Home Exterior Ideas To Revitalize Your Residence

You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and money making sure that the inside of your home reflects your personal style and makes your home the kind of comfortable and dynamic living space that you need. But when was the last time you thought about the exterior of your home? Over time the exterior of

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Home Exterior

Board and Batten Siding: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re a homeowner, it might come as a surprise to you that there are actually many different kinds of siding you can use on your house or building. From modern and simplistic to a more rustic siding, you can completely transform your home’s look. In addition to your traditional, horizontally-styled plastic siding there are

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Home Exterior

Low Maintenance Backyard Trends to Consider in 2019

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner! More of us will be outdoors to celebrate holidays and invite our families, friends, and colleagues to our homes. Most of the activities such as grilling and socializing will take place in the backyard, so you’ll want to prepare the best backyard landscape.

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Allura siding reviews
Building Materials

Allura vs Hardie Siding: Everything You Need To Know

Fiber cement siding isn’t new. In fact, the first fiber-reinforced, cement-based sidings were first produced in Austria in the late 19th century. These early sidings contained asbestos fibers and were later deemed to be unsafe in the 1970s. Cellulose fiber reinforced cement sidings were introduced by James Hardie in the 1980s, and became the fiber

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