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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Thinking About New Siding? What To Look Into

by Mike Brewer

If your home has a lot of damage and wear on the outside, and it's making the home look older than it is, new siding could be the answer. You'll want to talk with the siding professionals in your area to see what siding is the best for the climate where you live, and vinyl siding is a great choice for many professionals.

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices that both new construction builders, and home owners looking for an update, choose to use today. Here are a few of the things you'll want to include in the estimate.

New Insulation

Have new insulation blown in, if you want to use polyurethane foam, or placed around the house before you have the new siding put on. This is the easiest time to do it because the house is exposed, and it's one of the easiest ways to detect where there are insulation problems. You may also want to get insulated siding to put on the home.

House Wrap

Have the new insulation and the house wrapped before the siding is installed. The wrap will act as a barrier against the following things:

  • Wind and drafts
  • Moisture and condensation
  • Pests

Ask if the house wrap comes standard with the siding installation, or if it's going to be an additional cost for the project.

Service and Product Warranty

The siding company that does the work should offer both a product and service warranty. The product warranty may come from the manufacturer of the siding, but this will protect you against product defects and products concerns that may happen after the insulation is installed.

The service warranty guarantees that the company will stand behind the work that they've done for you, and that they are going to be accountable for installation errors for a certain amount of time.

New siding will help your home be more energy efficient to lower energy costs, it will help improve the look of your home, and it's also going to increase the value of your property. Talk with the siding companies in your area to get different quotes and estimates, to find out what additional services you can get at a fair price, and so you can start to set a budget for the project. Replacing the siding is a great way to invest money in your home, and you'll see the investment every time you go outside. Contact a company like Allstate Gutter & Siding to learn more.