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Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. If you need exterior design inspiration, we cover everything from innovative, energy-efficient building products to affordable and beautiful landscaping ideas.

What to Consider When Building a Deck

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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.



The siding you choose for your home will have the most impact on the appearance. Homeowners are usually trying to impress most with the siding. Look for material that fits your house's style, your lifestyle, and geography. The siding will be on the home for a long time, so make a choice that will be pleasing to you for a long time. When you have your home sided, the labor is the biggest cost, so remember that the larger your home the more the labor.

All About Rainscreen Cladding

Custom Charred Kebony Cladding

If you have trouble when it comes time to choose exterior products for your home, you’re not alone. There are so many different materials you can use, and most of them have pros, cons, and specific installation requirements that may swing your opinion one way or another. Homeowners often default to some type of siding to finish their exterior walls, but cladding also makes a very sound or even better choice. You may never have heard of a rainscreen before, but here’s how rainscreen cladding stacks up and why it could be the answer you’ve been looking for!

Elevate Your Home with an Eco-Friendly Exterior

Kebony Character Cladding

Take a look at natural wood cladding and decking if you want to design an eco-friendly exterior for your home.

Bold Front Door Colors That Pop

Therma-Tru Smooth-Star in Ruby Red

Whatever sort of home you have, and wherever you live, accenting your façade with a front door that stands out is a great way to add curb appeal. The entry not only naturally draws the eye, but it’s also a relatively easy and inexpensive area to add some color. It’s no wonder the front door has been the place to highlight on homes throughout history! If you’d like to make your entry a bold point of interest, here are some color ideas to consider.

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Property

Ply Gem Solid Privacy Fence

Whether you live in a tight neighborhood or out on plenty of your own acreage, fencing is a great way to define your property in terms of style and simply outlining what’s yours. Choosing the right fence can pull together your curb appeal and offer practical benefits like blocking the view into your yard and keeping children and pets from wandering off. If your home could use a fence, here are the major types to consider!

Fall in Love with Regional Architecture

Southern homes such as this one are known for their unending charm and relaxation.

The United States is a place with many vibrant cultures and styles, as people from all around the world have and continue to influence our land. Broken down into five sections—the South, Southwest, Northeast, Midwest, and West—every region of the country has its own unique and unmistakable flair based off of both geographic location and the lifestyles of those who live there.