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Be careful what you specify, not all treatments are the same Exterior wood trim adds natural dimension and architectural interest to any home. The good news: exterior treated trim product awareness by builders is raising the bar to force manufacturers to provide products that will last. But, with so many warranties and manufacturers’ claims to […]
The term “cladding” refers to a building or wall’s outermost layer of material, often called “siding” when used for exterior applications. Cladding is also used indoors as a decorative design element. From the look of cedar shake to the charm of authentic brick, you’ll find a vast range of styles and materials to achieve practically any look you can dream […]
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Nu-WoodTM, a leading industry synthetic millwork manufacturer, now offers faux polyurethane brick and stone masonry panel options in eight different styles and 15 different hand glazed and finished colors. A variety of profile molds are used for each panel design to eliminate repeat patterns, making the installation of multiple panels more realistic. The lightweight panels have interlocking joints for side-to-side […]
WAUSEON, OHIO – Haas Door, manufacturer of premium steel and aluminum residential and commercial garage doors, has enhanced its line of residential American Tradition SeriesTM garage doors by adding two new wood grain finish options: American Walnut and English Oak. The two-inch thick steel garage doors in the American Tradition Series feature CFC-free polyurethane insulation with a calculated R value […]
By Larry Walton How to prepare for and spray a new paint job on an old house by using an airless sprayer.
By Monte Burch From East to West, North to South, flooding has been a major problem across much of the United States. You can’t do much about major catastrophic floods, but you can solve many basement flooding or dampness problems. First, determine if the moisture is simply dampness caused by condensation or if water is […]
Q: We have roll roofing on a garden shed. During a storm a tree branch fell and stabbed a hole in the roofing material. What’s the best way to repair the hole? A: If the roof deck is in good shape, then it should be a fairly straightforward repair. Roll roofing is typically made of the same material as […]
Tracing the Evolution of the Number One Exterior Cladding Choice.
Using the newest synthetic moldings and shingles as well as tried-and-true techniques to revive an old friend.
Replacing your shutters? Consider installing decorative urethane shutters for years of low-maintenance curb appeal.