If your home doesn’t have stucco siding, odds are great you’ve certainly seen it on other homes and buildings. In certain regions, stucco is quite common and a popular choice for siding. Stucco siding is made of Portland cement, sand, lime, and water. It is typically applied in three coats over a lath base, which … Read more Why Stucco Leaks And How To Prevent Your Stucco From Leaking
Some of the costliest damage to a home can come from pests that burrow into wood siding. These types of infestations destroy the effectiveness and aesthetic appearance of your siding. In addition, it can lead to deeper issues depending on the types of pests involved. A Rogue’s Gallery of Siding Pests Because your home’s siding … Read more Common Pests that Destroy Your Siding
For those familiar with Fibrex they typically think of windows. And rightly so as it is used primarily for window frame components in place of vinyl. However, Fibrex has been used as a welcome replacement for wood and then aluminum about 40 years ago. What’s Great About Fibrex? Perhaps a better question to ask first … Read more What Are The Advantages Of Fibrex?
When it comes to choosing siding for your home or building project, there are many products available. Traditional wood siding, composite wood products and even vinyl siding are popular choices. But probably the best choice for most every residential siding need is James Hardie fiber cement siding, commonly known as Hardie Board. All About … Read more Features And Benefits Of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
This is one of the best articles I have read regarding the California Wildfire crisis. There will always be debate on who or what should be at fault for the recent uptick in wildfires in California – climate change, forest mismanagement, population growth or equipment failure (such as PG&E). I think we can all agree … Read more Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover
Our Customer of the Year for 2018 has been awarded to Julie Starkey-Dean out of Auburn, California! Thank you Julie for being such a loyal customer over this past decade and a friend to me and our business! We were fortunate enough to work on her previous home in Lincoln, followed by her Father’s, then … Read more Customer of the Year Awarded
Great article in Remodeling Magazine about consumer complaints in the remodeling industry. If you go with the lowest bidder with very little credibility or online reviews you could be signing up for a nightmare! Second only to automobiles – ouch! It is time for consumers to take the power back by making smarter decisions when … Read more Remodelers Ranked No. 2 in Consumer Complaints in 2017, CFA Finds
Probably the most ubiquitous siding material used in residential construction, T1-11 siding reached its height of popularity in the 1960’s, 70’s and early 80’s. This was time when the trend for a more natural, wood-grained look was all the rage. The siding material of choice for many contractors, especially those building vast swaths of suburban … Read more What Is T1-11 Siding and Why Does It Fail?
Why the Power of Online Reviews is Good for Homeowners and Contractors Word of mouth has always been valued by business owners as a powerful and inexpensive means of advertising. Consumers appreciate referrals from people they trust when making buying decision. And while word of mouth and referrals are not a new thing, the advent … Read more How to Use the Power of Online Reviews