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The Importance of Siding

The siding of a house can be viewed as a house’s skin. It makes up the majority of a home’s exterior, providing a house with its general appearance. It is for this reason that faded, damaged, or old siding can greatly depreciate not only the physical appeal of a house, but it’s value as well.

One trait of a house’s siding that is often overlooked is that it can greatly affect the energy costs of heating and cooling a home. A siding that is thin, has gaps, or is not cut exactly to the shape of a house can lead to a high amount of air leakage. If the hot or cold air is not contained in your house, you will pay much more in energy bills heating or cooling it. With our Cedar Ridge Siding System, you are guaranteed a 20% energy savings for the life of your home. These savings are transferable to every future owner, a value that is hard to ignore.

The siding of your home can also determine how accessible the interior is to pests, such as bugs and rodents. It does not take a significantly sized gap or hole in your siding to invite in a pest looking for a hot meal or warm place to sleep. Given that we actually nail the siding in directly to the studs of your home, not just into the layers underneath, we provide you with a sturdy siding that will not slip or create any gaps for the aforementioned pests to find their way into your house. You cool air stays in, and the pests stay out.

For more information on having your siding replaced, or even touched up, call us: (813) 931-4663 or (727) 502-5300.

How to Safely Decorate the Siding on Your Home

To make your home more beautiful or to celebrate different holidays or seasons, you may want to hang decorations on the side of your house. This can be tricky with a vinyl-sided house because you shouldn’t drill or nail through the siding. Holes can cause water to seep behind the vinyl, creating problems for your home. Fortunately, there are several methods that you can use to hang decorations on the side of your house that do not create any holes in your siding.
Hang a vinyl siding hook on your house. This is the most efficient method. Slip the top of the hook underneath a piece of siding and wiggle it until it “snaps” into place. This hooks it onto the bottom of the siding. Then hang your decorations on the bottom of the hook.

Attach a cup hook to the side of your house. Clean the area where you want to attach the hook thoroughly with soap and water then dry it. Dirt interferes with adhesion. Wipe down the area with some rubbing alcohol and dry it. Wet the suction cup, press it firmly to the siding. For best results, leave the hook for a day before adding decorations.

Hang a wire hook from the vinyl soffit trim. This is the trim that connects between your vinyl siding and the soffit. Make a hook by cutting a short length of wire with a wire cutter and bending it into an S-shape with pliers. Be sure to choose a metal that won’t rust. You can either hang items from the hooks directly or attach pieces of fishing line to the hooks. Fishing line enables you to hang decorations lower on the walls, as the hooks themselves will be close to the roof. This is a good method if you have a lot of small items to hang or if you want to hang something like a string of lights.

For more information on this topic, visit the source of this article at http://homeguides.sfgate.com/hang-decorations-vinyl-siding-38111.html

Top 10 Remodeling Projects that Pay Back the Most

Here are Remodeling Magazine’s top 10 remodeling projects that pay back the most. You’ll notice that these are not ambitious, vanity jobs. All are projects that replace worn or aged home components, bring parts of the home up-to-date or add living space without expanding the home’s footprint:

  1. Replacing exterior siding with upscale fiber cement. Siding pays back a whopping 78%, on average, of the $13,461 average cost. The most cost-effective thing you can do to your home this year is to replace old siding with new, higher-end fiber cement.
  2. Replacing an entry door with a midlevel 20-gauge steel door is an inexpensive upgrade at $1,238 on average, but it pays back 73% and greatly improves curb appeal.
  3. A midrange attic bedroom remodel involves popping out a dormer for a 5-by-7-foot bathroom with shower, insulating and finishing the walls and ceiling, adding four windows, extending the heating and air conditioning and improving wiring and lighting. The payback is 72.5% on the $50,148 expenditure. More living space is being sought as adult children are driven back to their parents’ homes by the shaky economy and as older parents join the households of their adult children. (The Census Bureau says 18% of American households are doubled up now, up from 17% in 2008.) An attic remodel is the cheapest way to add space and a bathroom within the house. A basement remodel is the next most cost-efficient way to add living space, although code requirements for headroom and exterior doors make that project more complicated and more expensive, Alfano says.
  4. A midrange minor kitchen remodel paid back 72.1% of the $19,588 investment. Included are new laminate countertops and new sink, faucets and appliances. The floor is untouched and cabinets are kept in place but refaced with new hardware added. “You’re taking what’s there and giving it a face lift,” Alfano says. “The kitchen really looks good and the average cost for this is under $20,000 – less than what a lot of people would pay for a car.” In today’s austere climate, kitchen and bath remodels are pale imitations of the lavish vanity projects from the housing boom. Most consumers are shunning the expensive spa baths and chef’s kitchens that involve moving electrical services, plumbing and walls.
  5. A midrange garage door replacement may not be high on many wish lists; it’s one of those jobs that you do because it’s needed. But it adds curb appeal and function, and it pays back 71.9%, on average, of the $1,512 average cost.
  6. A high-end garage door replacement recoups almost as much: 71.1% of the $2,994 average cost.
  7. A new wood deck earns back 70.1%, on average, of its $10,350 cost at resale this year.
  8. New foam-backed vinyl siding replacement keeps the house warm and pays back 69.6% of its $14,274 average cost. The average project involves 1,250 square feet of siding, including trim.
  9. New midrange replacement vinyl siding upgrades the look of the home and pays back 69.5% of the $11,729 average price.
  10. Upscale vinyl replacement windows have a 69.1% payback on the $14,328 cost. The project involves replacing 10 double-hung 3-by-5 windows. The new windows are low-emissivity glass and are insulated with simulated wood-grain trim.

For more information on this topic, visit the source of this article at: http://realestate.msn.com/10-remodeling-projects-that-pay-back-most

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