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Vinyl siding and window replacement tips and more!

You’ve heard the sales pitch haven’t you?  If you have vinyl siding installed over top of the existing materials currently on your home (cedar, pressboard etc.) then you don’t have to worry about that material anymore because the vinyl siding will keep it dry. Well, the Vinyl Siding Institute wants to set the record straight
So you have the new replacement windows but still can’t figure out why it’s so stinking hot in your house.  Have you looked up? Research shows that more energy is lost through your ceilings than anywhere else. Energy Armor® Attic Wrap is designed to help you recoup your energy dollars in the summertime by eliminating
Friday, 30 April 2010 / Published in General Home Improvment, Radiant Barrier
Is the heat from your attic robbing you of the benefits of your air conditioner?  Probably! On a 65 degree day the temperature in your attic will get over 95 degrees.  That’s hot! Why is this important? The floor of your attic is the ceiling of your living space.  Heat that builds up in your
Friday, 30 April 2010 / Published in Hardieplank Siding
As a company that has installed HardiePlank® siding on hundreds of homes we recommend using 3/4″ HardieTrim® boards instead of PVC for fascia boards, rake boards and the 1″ NT3 (cement) for corner posts. There are a few good reasons.  One is that HardieTrim® boards are dimensionally stable.  They simply doesn’t expand and contract like PVC trim
Thursday, 29 April 2010 / Published in Hardieplank Siding, Plastic Siding, vinyl siding
So you’re still thinking about having vinyl siding installed on your home, huh?  You may want to read this first!  This article will tell you all the things the vinyl siding salesman won’t tell you. We here at Blue Ridge Exteriors have been saying for years that vinyl siding isn’t the right choice.  What with the “lifetime warranties”

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