Category: Home Exterior

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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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

Everything You Need to Know About Board and Batten Siding

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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Home Exterior

Allura vs James 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

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Home Exterior

Soffit: A Necessity For Your Home

Whether you are buying a home or having work completed on your existing home, you may have heard the term soffit. This term means ‘something fixed underneath’. The roof of the home will extend over the walls, creating an overhang. The underside of the overhang of the roof is known as a soffit when it

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Home Exterior

4 Landscaping Red Flags Real Estate Agents Need to Point Out

Guest Post Provided by: Eli Hall of AMS Landscaping This video is about pointing out the 4 landscaping red flags real estate agents need to point out to their clients when  buying a new home. (1)  Water erosion near walls or the house is the first red flag we look for when reviewing a new

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DIY Projects

Home Improvement: Summer Edition – Spruce Your Yard Up with a New Deck

Building or updating your deck this summer requires high-quality, sustainable materials that are affordable, beautiful, and easy to install. It wouldn’t hurt to use a type of wood that’s regularly endorsed by skilled architects and contractors. Modified wood, like that made from Kebony, has a proven performance record in numerous applications, features several optimal characteristics

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Home Exterior

Steel Log Siding vs. Wood Log Siding

Creating curb appeal on your home is an attractive investment that can be functional and affordable. By choosing the right type of exterior you can increase the value of your property while also enhancing the quality of your life. Homeowners seeking a rustic cabin-style tend to have three choices: concrete, wood, or steel log siding.

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DIY Projects

5 Tips on Designing an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Deck

When building an eco-friendly outdoor deck, you want to be sure to use the best materials that you can to extend the life of your deck and keep it looking great for many years. Here are some tips on how you can do that. 1. Use an Easy-to-Install Flooring Material Hardwood plywood is a great

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