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If you’re looking for a siding material that is built to last and withstand storms, steel siding may be a good option for you. According to Home Advisor, steel is perhaps the toughest, most durable siding presently available to homeowners. And when compared to other siding materials, steel rises to the top for many reasons. Here are five reasons steel siding is a good choice.
With greater awareness of the food we consume, personal gardens are popping up everywhere! And “farms” are finding their way into our urban spaces.
The challenge is where do you plot your garden space? Backyards tend to be a shared space with family, pets and, at times, unwanted critters. How can you properly ‘plot’ your urban farm to make it a space you'll love? I have a few tips to help you define your garden space in creative ways.
When it comes to product innovation at the show this year, I was thoroughly pleased to see such clear shifts in the marketplace, proving that manufacturers are listening to the end consumer.
2016 is going to be a good year in the home improvement industry!
The post International Builders’ Show Recap: 2016 Building Trends appeared first on ProTalk Blog.
This past year has been one of significant change for me. In July, I applied for and was offered the position of Director of Construction for our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. This meant taking a step back from my business and concentrating my efforts on building affordable housing for families in my local area.
As part of our commitment to the community, Ply Gem once again participated in Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s Builders Blitz by donating windows, siding and trim to help Habitat build five homes in one week. Each home is being purchased by a family who needs safe, affordable housing. We’re honored to partner with […]
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Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz appeared first on ProTalk Blog.
The suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland are home to many historical communities where natural slate roofs have been popular for more than a century. Natural slate is a top choice for both aesthetics and durability. However, it requires ongoing maintenance that can come with high costs. Aiming to replicate the durability of quarried slate and to preserve the historical appearance of this home, the homeowner found an ideal solution for his retrofit project in Ply Gem Roofing Engineered Slate, a high performance, more affordable product.
The post Case Study: Minimizing Upkeep for Historic Baltimore Home appeared first on ProTalk Blog.
Homeowners are taking the plunge to downsize in major ways across this country, but there are two questions I’m always asked regarding the subject: Why? This is followed shortly by, “How?” Tiny houses are the growing trend in home building. Recently, I designed several houses for FYI’s “Tiny House Nation” and I’m convinced it can be a great option—yes, even for you!
More than 40 percent of homeowners plan to update their homes in the next two years, according to the latest Houzz & Home Study. Of those who plan to remodel, 78 percent cite their motivation as improving the look and feel of the space. “With an increasing amount of home remodeling projects in the works, […]
If you’re thinking about making energy-efficient changes to your home, it can be tough to gauge exactly how much money and what resources you’re actually saving. A home energy audit, however, can assess your home’s energy consumption and evaluate what else can be done to reach your highest green potential. Audits pinpoint exactly where you’re […]
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