Is it time to update your windows? When it comes to looking into replacing the windows in your home it would be beneficial to understand some of the basic “window terminology” that you may hear from the replacement window contractors you consult with.

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Spring is here which means homeowners will be looking to make improvements to their home.  Many people will focus on things like the front lawn, patios, pools, and landscaping.  However, it is important to be maintain the parts of the home that may not provide the most enjoyment.  Here are a few examples of home improvements to consider this Spring.

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James Hardie siding has rapidly developed into one of the most popular alternatives to wood and vinyl siding. Hardie Plank is a fiber cement board that bears a striking resemblance to wood, complete with texture and grain. But unlike wood-based products which may rot, curl, warp or split from extended exposure to moisture, James Hardie®  siding products are engineered for climate to resist the harshest weather conditions including UV levels, wind, rain, pests and heat. Hardie siding boards are specially designed to retain paint much longer than wood, without chipping or peeling.

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You have several choices when it comes to siding your home, from traditional wood siding to more advanced and high performance materials like fiber cement. The decision on which is best for your home depends on many factors, including how long you plan to remain in your home, weather conditions, desire for insulation properties, budget and maintenance issues. Here are summaries of the most popular siding materials.

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What exactly is an energy efficient home?  An energy efficient home reduces unnecessary energy consumption and demands for nonrenewable resources. They provide healthier living conditions and offer homeowners significant money savings over conventional homes. Many factors go into building a home like this and both new and existing homes can be improved with energy efficient strategies. 

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