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Why Engineered Wood Is a Solid Siding Choice

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Homes are covered in great swaths of siding, which is a big investment. So, it’s important to choose a product that is both durable and beautiful. It’s understandable if you’re unsure which material to invest in with so many diverse options in the market today! Each type of siding has its best uses and pros and cons, but here’s why so many homeowners building across the entire United States think engineered wood is a great choice.

How to Give a Home a Welcoming Entrance

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An entryway sets the tone of a new home build. That first impression is crucial! Potential buyers need to be able to envision themselves greeting loved ones here, or enjoying a sunset on their new home’s front porch. Perfect this all-important and welcoming space by choosing the proper front door system and great accents to go with it!

The Amazing Benefits of Engineered Wood Siding

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Choosing products for your new home takes a number of variables into account. You have to consider cost, style, maintenance, and durability, and most homeowners find that the perfect solution eludes them. When it comes to siding, there’s a range of materials available, and they couldn’t be more different between their installation requirements and how they perform over time. Here are the reasons why engineered wood siding is a great choice across the board!

Home Siding Engineered to Protect Against Hail

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They may not happen as often as other weather events, but hailstorms can do serious damage to your home. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hail causes an annual average of more than a billion dollars in damage to property and crops, and while the worst affected area known as Hail Alley encompasses a triangle from west Texas up through South Dakota and out to Missouri, major hailstorms have occurred in all 50 states. With storm intensity and incidence increasing, it’s only natural that homeowners want to invest in siding that’s up to the challenge—here’s what you should know.

How to Help Homeowners Choose Exterior Colors

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When working with homeowners, a little color knowledge can go a long way to end their frustration (and yours) when it comes time to choose colors for their home exterior. This quick lesson in understanding the characteristics of color will make it easier to help your clients choose the right ones.

What to Consider When Building a Deck

THD-4445 Tres Les Fleurs

If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your home, whether it be your existing property or new construction, there’s little wonder why! Not only will you enjoy this breezy outdoor living space, but depending on your region and the likelihood of selling in the future, a deck can add value to your home. So make sure you build a great one! It’s one of the most cost-effective expansions you can make to a house, and that’s all the more reason to ensure that you do it the best way possible. Here are some things to keep in mind as you think about adding a deck to your home.


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