Whether it’s cedar shingles, lap siding or board and batten, wood siding is beautiful and enduring. However, for it to be long-lasting, wood siding needs vigilant care and maintenance. Here are some ways to ensure that your wood or cedar
No matter how well the gutters are maintained, they are still vulnerable to general wear and tear. When they don’t work efficiently in guiding rainwater from the roof into the gutter system and out through the downspouts, your home can
Older homes have their secrets and sometimes they choose to reveal them at inconvenient moments. A simple bathroom renovation exposes major plumbing issues or a new chandelier for the dining room isn’t possible until the wiring is up to code.
Soffit and fascia are constantly exposed to the elements year after year. While gutters play a major role in keeping water from gathering behind the fascia and seeping into soffit panels, simple maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of the
When a home’s exterior finishing elements are carefully selected with an overall design in mind, the result is cohesive and eye-catching. Fascia, an exterior finishing element, plays an important role in a roofing system, keeping weather out and heat in.
Exterior lighting is one of the simplest methods to add a level of security to your property. A well-lit house is a deterrent to burglars. Using soffit lights to illuminate the front door, steps and other areas of your home’s
Soffit and fascia are part of the roofing system, protecting your home from stormy weather. They can become damaged by environmental pollution, squirrel invasions, insects, and repeated exposure to heavy winds. When replacing soffit and fascia, here are some things
If the soffit and fascia of your home are made of wood, chances are that sooner or later you will have to repair or replace them. Repairing soffit panels or fascia boards that are rotting, splitting or displaying other signs
Gutters need to be clear of debris to allow rainwater to flow freely through the gutter system. While it might be a pain to clean your gutters the recommended twice a year, it’s probably more of a pain to have
Homeowners examine gutter seams for wear and tear, but forget about the corners. It’s especially important for those who have seamless aluminum gutters to check the corners, since this is the only place where leaks will occur. Here are some