3 MIN READSpringtime. The clocks move forward, and the environment comes alive with a renewed abundance of plant and animal life. Every year about this time we get calls, and emails, from homeowners throughout the Pacific Northwest to repair bird damage caused by Woodpeckers and Flickers.
3 MIN READWhat is fiber cement siding? Why is it popular? What brands do you recommend? These are all common questions homeowners ask when deciding what type of siding is best for their home. First, let's talk about what fiber cement is—made by combining wood fiber with Portland cement, sand, and other components. Fiber cement is designed to look like wood but has outstanding durability and lasts longer than most siding materials.
5 MIN READIf interest rates are low or dropping, it's probably time to start thinking about financing your home renovation projects. The perfect lender for you will offer the lowest interest rate and the best terms. Many times your contractor can provide great rates and terms. Best of all, general contractors can provide easy, no-hassle financing quickly.
2 MIN READCedar is an incredibly durable wood species with a much longer service life than other materials and is naturally durable throughout its heartwood. It offers a unique, natural performance characteristic and an exceptional finish that brings warmth, character, and longevity to interior and exterior residential projects worldwide.
2 MIN READWestern Red Cedar Siding is some of the most beautiful materials used for siding. This product’s exterior application requires annual maintenance to keep the material looking great regardless of the finishing applied to the siding. Remember: homes with Western Red Cedar Siding are stunning, but they require more homeowner commitment to maintenance than other materials. If you see any soft or deteriorating siding on your home, have dry rot repaired by a professional contractor.
3 MIN READWildfires thrive in dry conditions, which areas across the country seem to be transitioning to with so many homes at high or extreme wildfire risk. As wildfires spread, we will become familiar with hot temperatures, resulting in persistent droughts. This is why homeowners will have to take proactive steps like using safer siding products to protect homes.
4 MIN READWith wildfires on the rise, especially in western states, you will want to do everything you can to prevent any hazard to your home. While you cannot protect your home from everything, you can make it as fire-resistant as possible. You can do this by investing in more ignition resistant materials and less incombustible materials.
1 MIN READBASF MasterSeal NP 1 Caulking, (formerly known as SONOLASTIC NP-1) is a Polyurethane Sealant that is one-component high-performance gun-grade moisture-curing polyurethane sealant designed for a wide range of sealing and caulking applications in active exterior joints.
2 MIN READAre you getting ready to list your home? Have a house that is sitting on the market forever and don't know why? One of the common issues that turn away potential buyers is the small issues like facia board dry rot, trim that is unmaintained, and open soffits.
2 MIN READOften siding contractors will tell you that you need to entirely reside your home when a small targeted siding repair could be conducted. This common dishonest practice has made knowing when you need a full reside very difficult for homeowners—often ending in a waste of time and money.