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Siding Savvy: A Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Different Siding Types

Siding Savvy: A Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Different Siding Types

Siding is not just about enhancing your home's curb appeal; it's also a protective barrier against the elements. From wood and vinyl to fiber cement and stucco, various siding materials require different maintenance approaches. In this blog post, we'll dive into the essential maintenance tips for different siding types, helping you keep your home looking great and well-protected. Wood Siding Cleaning: Regularly clean wood siding to prevent dirt and mildew buildup. Use a soft brush or a pressure washer on a low setting, and avoid high-pressure settings that could damage the wood. Inspection: Inspect for rot, cracks, and insect damage...

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Choosing the Best Hardware Finishes for Your Style

Choosing the Best Hardware Finishes for Your Style

Updating the hardware on your doors and cabinetry is an easy, affordable way to refresh your space. Choosing the best hardware finishes for your style can add personal flair and instantly give your home an updated, individualized look. But which finish is best for you? Which Hardware to Replace A home has more hardware than many homeowners first realize when they consider switching styles. Not only does hardware mean the pulls, knobs, and handles on kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, but also doorknobs, levers, and hinges on both interior and exterior room doors. All types of latches, including windows, can also...

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Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

An ongoing challenge for contractors—especially those just starting out— is finding new customers. Generally, by doing your job well and proving your company’s dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability, you are already well on your way to cultivating future work. Word-of-mouth builds momentum as your company’s portfolio of successful, completed projects grows. The Internet Even though it’s called the “World Wide Web”, it still is a very powerful tool for a local company that serves local customers. Nowadays, establishing an online presence is crucial for getting your company’s name in front of the eyes of customers. That’s the first place...

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Guide to Buying Better Lumber

Guide to Buying Better Lumber

The biggest factor in determining the type and quality of wood that you’ll use for your next project is the project itself. That’s because certain varieties of wood are best suited for certain projects. For example, a hardwood with a closed grain such as maple would be an excellent choice for a butcher block, rather than soft porous wood such as pine. Most lumber can be described as either being either softwood or a hardwood. Generally, softwoods are much less expensive, so determining your needs can help you to decide which type of wood to buy. This, in turn can...

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