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Should Homeowners in Northern Regions Worry About Termites?

In recent years, there have been reports of termite infestations in traditionally colder locations. If you are considering buying or building a home in an area where termites traditionally haven't been a concern, it could be time to get ahead of their spread by considering building materials engineered to resist termite decay.
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Protecting Your Siding During Hurricane Season

If you live or are looking to build a home in an area that’s vulnerable to seasonal hurricanes—Florida, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seabo…

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Siding Tips for Hot and Humid Weather

Protecting your siding from damage is crucial no matter the season or time of year. Warm weather presents several unique issues to your hom…

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Myth vs. Reality: How Summer Weather Affects Siding

Summer is almost here. And while more time in the sun brings heightened attention to UV protection and safety in high temperatures, homeown…

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How to Maintain Engineered Wood Siding

As a homeowner, your job isn't done after your siding has been installed. Ongoing siding maintenance is necessary to ensure you keep your h…

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Home Updates to Help Resale Value Across Generations

As baby boomers head into a new life milestone, they're looking to downsize from their large, elaborate houses in the suburbs. However, man…

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When to Replace Old, Decaying Siding

Fungal decaying siding can cause a multitude of problems such as improperly heating and cooling your home and even compromising its structu…

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3 Factors to Consider When Shopping Siding

When you’re ready to re-side your home, there are many factors to consider when selecting siding—from both a durability and aesthetic stand…

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5 Winter Siding Problems to Look for This Winter

Winter is not often a time homeowners associate with exterior house repairs. Between the craze of the holiday season and desire to be indoo…

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Cold-Weather Checklist: 8 Ways to Winterize Your Home

Oh, the weather outside is frightful… Before the temperatures drop down near or below freezing, you will want to take certain precaution…

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What First-Time Buyers Should Know About Home Maintenance and Storage

Most first-time homebuyers arm themselves with a lot of information about mortgage interest rates and closing costs. What they sometimes ov…

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Straight from the Pros: Exterior Home Improvement Projects for a Better Investment

Your home's exterior serves as an important first impression and may make or break your property's value. So, sometimes it is what's on the…

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Turn Your Tax Refund Into Lasting Home Improvement

GoBankRates.com estimates that the average tax refund this year will total about 3 000 $. In a survey conducted by that organization, 10 per…

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide

Move aside, Old Man Winter-it's officially springtime. Could your home's exterior use some sprucing up before you're officially ready to so…

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New LP® SmartSide® Smooth Trim & Siding Combines Advanced Durability, Long-Lasting Beauty & Smooth Finish

Manufactured with engineered wood strand technology, LP® SmartSide® Smooth Trim & Siding provides the advance…

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Tips on Winterizing Your Garden for the Big Chill

Getting your garden ready for winter is mostly a matter of cleaning out and covering up. In addition to winterizing your home, the followin…

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Yearlong Siding Guide: Tips and Tricks for Every Season

Every season brings about different conditions that can affect your home's siding, which means maintenance should also vary. But how do you…

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Fall Landscaping Tips & Tricks

Fall landscaping chores are your last opportunity to prep your yard for the next growing season while also protecting it from winter damage…

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Must-Do Maintenance Tasks for Outdoor Sheds

Are you spending your summer getting caught up on your to-do list? Don't forget to put shed maintenance on that list! Here is some importan…

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Tips to Keep Your Shed or Garage Cool in Summer Heat

Don't let the heat keep you from getting the most out of your garage or shed! There are many practical ways to keep garages and outdoor sto…

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