Types Of Siding and Decking Wood Defects

Types Of Siding and Decking Wood Defects There has been a recent appearance of many manufactured and composite siding and decking material products on the market. Yet, there are many who still contend that natural wood siding or decking is superior in looks, workability, and finish. But there are perennial issues with natural wood that … Read more Types Of Siding and Decking Wood Defects

Why Stucco Leaks And How To Prevent Your Stucco From Leaking

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

Common Pests that Destroy Your Siding

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

Features And Benefits Of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

  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

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

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

Remodelers Ranked No. 2 in Consumer Complaints in 2017, CFA Finds

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

What Is T1-11 Siding and Why Does It Fail?

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?