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

Traditional Vinyl Siding VS LP® SmartSide® Engineered Wood Siding

While traditional vinyl siding is still popular in most Midwest states, and has a strong history throughout most of the U.S., it has definitely lost much of its share of the siding market to better performing products engineered wood siding. With that being said, it is worth asking how vinyl siding compares to engineered wood … Read more Traditional Vinyl Siding VS LP® SmartSide® Engineered Wood 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

The Battle of Lap Siding

Take a look at this very well thought out article from the great Jim Cory about the battle between James Hardie fiber cement and engineered wood siding.  I could not have said it better myself. The battle between Hardie and LP has reached a fever pitch in our Northern California market as well.  We have … Read more The Battle of Lap Siding

The Truth About Window Condensation

“Why do my new windows condense more than my old one’s?  We get this question often being in the window and door business.  I think Marvin’s recent blog post about this topic is very well said – please take a look at it below.  As windows continue to improve, this topic will remain an important … Read more The Truth About Window Condensation

PROTECTING SIDING FROM FREEZE/THAW CYCLE DAMAGE

If you have more than several days per year of freezing temperatures and especially if you often times have snow pack sit against your siding, the below article is for you!  We work in the South Lake Tahoe area often, and we have first hand experience and knowledge of how hard snow and freezing temperatures … Read more PROTECTING SIDING FROM FREEZE/THAW CYCLE DAMAGE

Choosing a Residential Contractor – Why the Right Contractor Matters

Choosing a residential contractor for your home improvement project doesn’t have to be a gamble. With spring coming, you may be ready to move ahead with a home remodeling projects you’ve been planning. Regardless of whether it’s an entire siding replacement, a simple upgrade for your windows and doors, or even a new deck, a … Read more Choosing a Residential Contractor – Why the Right Contractor Matters