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The Different Types of Siding

Replacing the siding on your home is one of the best investments you can make to your home. You'll see the value of your home increase and the rate of return is almost 100%. There are several types of siding used for residential applications. They include: Vinyl, metal, wood and fake brick. Vinyl Siding:* Most popular siding type in US* Impact resistant* Long lasting* Low maintenance* No painting necessary as with wood siding* Insulating properties* Durable- can sustain winds over 100 mph* Hundreds of color options* Cost: $1-$7 per square footMetal Siding:* Available in steel or aluminum* Became less popular after the 1960s when vinyl became accessible* Lightweight aluminum makes for easy installation* Can last over 30 years with proper maintenance* Can dent and scratch easily* Can fade* Cost: $3-$4 per square footWood Siding* Threat of termites* Lots of maintenance involved including painting* Fire hazard* Can provide a classic, traditional look* Cost: About $7-$10 per square footFake Brick Siding* Synthetic...


Shopping For Wallpaper Made Simple

When it comes to shopping for wallpaper, it is mainly for the purpose of re-decorating the interior of a building. This could be any building: a private residence or a commercial place of business. It can be any one room or many rooms. It can be the bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom, the wash area, the nursery or the children's room for example. This medium of decorating is sometimes more practical when one has to base the decision on the time, cost and feasibility. It is easy to hang wallpaper. It can be a little more involved when it comes to the square footage of the area and the time it will take to complete the job. There are basic tools needed to accomplish this job such as the paper, the glue, the tool needed to smooth the paper, the paintbrush, the cutting device, and a clean work surface. It is a fact that clean work surfaces predict a better end result. It is a good idea to clean the area with a damp or wet material before starting the job. This will help eliminate any dust or spiderwebs in the a...


Residential House Painters: How to Choose a Painting Contractor

If you do not have time to paint your house on your own, you will need to find a professional painter to do it. Besides being more convenient, hiring a professional painter will guarantee a higher quality paint job, than if you do it yourself. Unless you have a lot of time, experience and professional quality equipment, you may want to hire a painter.Finding the right painting contractor for your painting project can be overwhelming for some. Many homeowners don't know where to start or who to trust. There are a number of simple steps you can take to ensure that you hire a professional painter who will paint your walls to your satisfaction.Family and Friend RecommendationsYour family, friends and co workers can be the best resource when searching for a painter. If your friends or family were happy with a painter, then chances are you will be, too. Spend time asking your friends and family questions about the painting contractor they used. Include questions about whether the job completed on time; the cleanup ...


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