Maria and Chris Defiore are both architects and designed and built their home in Old Lyme, Connecticut. As a result, they have a unique perspective regarding the importance of choosing the right building products to limit risk and maximize investment.
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Residing your home can bring a higher return on investment than almost any other remodeling project. Choosing fiber cement siding will increase the ROI of a siding upgrade substantially, as well as having immediate benefits of curb appeal and energy efficiency.
Authentic panels save time, money over polypropylene and deliver an aesthetic first
Bringing installation ease and a highly desirable ledgestone aesthetic, new Foundry Stacked Stone siding expands The Foundry’s Stone Collection of premium vinyl siding. Foundry Stacked Stone features bold, rugged texture cast from hand-selected North Carolina quarried stone, an enhanced coloring process that delivers scores of vibrant undertones and tonal differences, and an innovative first for the stone siding market - the only textured grout line for added authenticity.
If you are thinking about installing new siding on your home, engineered wood siding is becoming a popular choice for residential cladding due to its life expectancy and its ease of use. Although installing engineered wood siding may seem like a complicated project, a few tips and tricks can make it a job many experienced do-it-yourselfers can accomplish. Join the At Home channel’s host, Jeff Wilson, as he describes the benefits of engineered wood siding and demonstrates a few installation tips and techniques.
This topic includes information related to metal wall panels installed during construction. Metal wall panels are non-structural panels. While integral to a structures exterior aesthetics, metal wall panels primary role is to clad the exterior walls of a structure and keep water from penetrating the building envelope. Metal wall panel material can be aluminum, stainless steel, copper or steel. A variety of types are available, including; lap-seam, composite, insulated, flat plate and faced.
This topic includes information related to plastic siding installed during construction. Plastic siding is commonly referred to as vinyl siding, an exterior cladding material, manufactured from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Due in part to it's low cost as compared with other siding materials, vinyl siding is the most common siding product used on residential structures. Available in a variety of colors and textures, plastic siding is a versatile, durable and easy to maintain material.
This topic includes information related to metal roof panels installed during construction. Metal roof panels are a manufactured product used in a variety of residential and commercial roofing applications. Metal roof panels are interlocking panels made from aluminum, copper, stainless steel or zinc coated steel material. They are available in a variety of styles; corrugated, standing seam, flat seamed, batten seam or V-beam. Depending on the quality of material used, metal roof panels may last 20 to more than 100 years.
This topic includes information related to hardboard siding installed during construction. Hardboard siding is an exterior cladding material, manufactured from wood fibers, wax and resins. Hardboard siding is available as either a board or sheet product in a variety of colors, with a smooth surface or wood grained texture. Care should be taken to properly prepare and install hardboard siding material in order to prevent potential moisture problems.