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Vinyl Siding Cost Guide – Options, Installation & Extras

There are a lot of reasons that vinyl siding has risen to become one of the most popular materials on the booming home siding market, but perhaps the biggest of these is cost. Vinyl siding cost remains one of the cheapest options in the business, and when you combine that with a siding material that…

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Thermal vinyl siding

Get Energy Efficiency with Thermal Siding

Manufactured to look similar to traditional aluminum or vinyl siding, thermal siding provides your home with an extra layer of thermal insulation where your home needs it most. Add to the fact it’s tougher, longer lasting, and better looking than other materials, it’s easy to see why this new siding product is winning over contractors…

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Log Siding on a Home

Log Siding: A Rustic Look without the Work

If you have ever dreamed of living in a log cabin but have never taken it seriously simply because of all the work it requires, you no longer have any excuse. Log siding uses half-logs that are nailed up just like regular wood siding, except they give off the appearance of a log cabin. These…

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EIFS vs. Stucco: What Are the Differences?

BUILT Images / Blend Images / Adobe Stock Stucco and Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) (also called synthetic stucco) are both aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting options for coating the exterior of your home. While they may look similar, homeowners should be aware of some key differences between the two. The biggest differences between EIFS and…

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Choose Steel for Siding Replacement

Steel siding is perhaps the toughest, most durable, longest lasting siding presently available to homeowners. Add to that the fact that for a few extra dollars per foot you can get seamless steel, and this material is tough to beat. Tough As Nails When compared to other siding materials on the market, steel rises to…

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Siding with Stone

Stone siding is an excellent way to transform the exterior look of your home. It adds distinction and timelessness to any structure. And if you’re looking for something a little cheaper and easier for your contractor to install, then simulated stone siding might be the answer you’ve been searching for. The Longest Lasting Material in…

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Metal siding

6 Environmentally Friendly Siding Materials

Home automation, energy-efficient appliances and consistent recycling are great ways to green the inside of your home. But what about the outside? With more homeowners looking for ways to go green, the interest in environmentally friendly siding is growing. Here are six types of home siding that will protect your home and the environment. 1….

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Comparing Siding Materials

Because of the variance of siding materials, the ways to compare them number quite a few. For the most part, the prominent siding materials (vinyl, metal, wood, engineered wood, stucco) are all sound. They carry advantages and disadvantages depending on what you need and where you live. To determine which material is the best for…

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Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding: Pros & Cons

If you’re in the market for new siding but don’t know what to buy, just look around your neighborhood and take a quick survey of everyone’s exterior. Most likely you’ll find overlapping wood materials that seem sturdy and authentic. Or will you? Take a closer look and you may discover a hidden secret: what actually…

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Stucco Siding

Stucco Siding – Installation Considerations & Advantages

Stucco siding is a siding material made of Portland cement, sand, lime, and water. Applied in three coats over a lath base, it provides a solid, durable, and seamless home exterior. Some advantages of stucco include a natural resistance to fire, lasting durability, and low maintenance. Traditional Stucco Siding Installation Installing stucco over mesh is…

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