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Informal Style with Board and Batten Siding

If your heart yearns for something different for your siding without a hefty price tag, then board and batten may suit your needs. It harks back to ea...
Ice and Water Protection for Your Roof20201208002736

Ice and Water Protection for Your Roof

Home insurance policies cover us for unexpected damage, in other words things we can’t reasonably plan to avoid. Insurers expect us to do regular main...
Snow Guard Placement Tips20200907033201

Snow Guard Placement Tips

Homeowners have been using snow guards, snow stops, snow brakes, etc. for centuries although all three words mean the same.  They install snow guards ...
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Chimney Saddles and Crickets What Are They?

You may have missed the mark if you think the noises inside your disused chimney are caused by crickets and saddles. That’s because they are waterproo...
It’s the Way We Install a Roof That Matters20200512020631

It’s the Way We Install a Roof That Matters

A roof is a most remarkable thing. It freed our primitive ancestors to abandon their caves, and build snug homes in plains where agriculture began. Th...
Ten Mistakes with Shingles to Avoid20200208110734

Ten Mistakes with Shingles to Avoid

A shingle roof comprises literally hundreds of small tiles. Laying them correctly needs special care, because you only need one mistake to have a pote...
6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home20200115000901

6 Tips for Re-Siding Your Home

There is a great saying in our workshop ‘measure twice, cut once’. In other words, be sure you know what you want, before you do it. Not wasting mater...
Signs of Failing Attic Insulation20191204014533

Signs of Failing Attic Insulation

Warm air rises. That’s why we need attic insulation to keep our houses snug inside. Warm, moist air condenses when it meets cooler air. That’s why the...
Fixing Siding Over DensGlass Sheathing20190930045858

Fixing Siding Over DensGlass Sheathing

DensGlass sheathing has been on the market for over thirty years. We have noticed an uptick in inner-city construction. However, relatively high cost ...
Innovations in Engineered Artificial Stone20190612010555

Innovations in Engineered Artificial Stone

BeOnStone Detail Brightens Up the Garage © Valiant Exteriors Engineered artificial stone has been popular for centuries. It may have reached its artis...