Pros And Cons Of Metal Siding

January 13, 2017  //  Posted by: M J  //  Category: Exteriors, Home Improvement
Pros and cons of metal siding

Advantages and disadvanatges of metal siding

There is no end to the options when it comes to siding of your home. But choosing the out of all can be bit challenging. There are many factors to be considered when it comes to siding. You must consider every option for your siding but one of the advices for you is metal siding. Metal siding is considered as most durable option for your home and it is also very low maintenance choice. Warranty for metal siding is available for 20 to 40 years which is just amazing. The installation of metal siding is also very easy and well installed metal siding can last really long without any expensive repairs and replacement. However with all this good things also, none of the materials can be totally perfect so here are some of the pros and cons of metal siding for better understanding whether to go for installing metal siding or not.

Pros

  • Strong

Metal siding as your siding option is extremely tough. It is as tough as that of nails. When you have metal siding in your home, you are care free about the factors like chipping, warping and cracking. Metal siding is also fire resistant and pest resistant. However all the metal is not similar which can cope equally with your area’s weather circumstances and exterior atmosphere? Thus keep this thing mind while you are choosing metal siding. Say for example aluminum siding is such which gives totally amazing look and is also very affordable and installation is also very easy and will last long in your home but if you are residing in an area with hailstorms then it is probably not a great choice for your home.

  • Low maintenance

If you are a lazy person and cannot opt for maintain g your siding every now and then metal siding is the right choice or you. If you go for high qualitative metal siding and apply an adequate protective coating, you will not need to do any maintenance except giving it a good wash in some specific time intervals. Washing your metal siding twice in a year will keep it up to date and will save it from all chemical reactions, dirt and debris and such other things which can damage your metal; siding.

Cons

  • Moisture issues

Everyone is aware of the fact that metal can rust very easily. This clearly shows that moisture is by far the biggest enemy of metal siding. You have to be extra careful with water when you have metal siding installed in your home. You have to seal the edges of metal siding properly or else water can seep in side it and can damage it from inside leading to costly repair or replacement.

  • Denting

In case of metal siding, if you are not choosing the thick and most qualitative products, chances are there are high chances of your metal siding getting dent easily. It can be bit expensive at first but in long run it is very much helpful.

Things To Consider While Constructing A Home

December 25, 2016  //  Posted by: M J  //  Category: Home Improvement
constructing a home

Tips for constructing a home

Constructing a home is like the mother of all the projects which you have undertaken in your lifetime. Constructing a home is a big task and there are plenty of things to be taken care of. You will definitely hire a builder but after all it is your home and no one will be that much interested in constructing your home as you are. While constructing a home, you must be extra careful and pay focus and each and every minute thing which is going on in the project. Constructing home is a never ending responsibility till the time you move in and start living in there. If you are new to the project of constructing a home then you should make a checklist so that you don’t forget anything and accomplish the project without any mistake. Here are some of the things which should be considered while constructing a home.

  • Design

One of the basic things which should be given extreme focus while constructing a home is design. Design is the basic element upon which the whole project depends. Finding the right design is a difficult job. There are basically two ideas for getting the right design for your home. First idea is to hire an architect or designer to design your home while constructing a home and the second idea is to search for the designs online and fixing any one from there. Design is something which is very much personal. What worked for your friend might not be working for you. It depends upon your lifestyle and way of living. The best idea is to hire an architect as it is safe. Whole of your project of constructing a home is depending upon the design and hence you can’t risk it.

  • Laws and building codes

Every place has certain building codes. Before you even begin with constructing a home, you need to check out what re the building codes to be followed in your city. These codes can also differ from area to area and hence you must check out which codes and laws are applicable to your areas and whether you are following it or not. You must comply with all the laws and codes, if you don’t do these chances are there, your construction can be stopped in the middle way and all your work of construction goes in vain. If you don’t want any such situation to happen, make sure to comply with every law and code.

  • Money you will spend

One of the most essential thing which you should be taking care of while constructing a home is the money which you are putting in. there must be a pre decided budget for your home. Work your things around that budget. Of course there will be minor ups and downs but try and are working around this budget only.

 

The Importance Of Swimming Pool Covers

August 23, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

Swimming Pool CoversMost of the modern homes these days surely have a swimming pool because swimming is considered to be one of the best forms of physical exercise. Swimming helps relieve fatigue and stress. However it is essential to take care of your swimming pool regularly so that a high level of safety and hygiene can be maintained. Since maintenance of the pool is a very important task, the demand for swimming pool covers is extremely high.

Pool covers act as a safety device because it prevents visitors or children from falling into the swimming pool by accident. Pool covers help retain the heat in the swimming pool and thus the pools can be utilized for longer periods of time. Along with that the pool’s heating cost is also reduced. Incase you have an indoor swimming pool then you do not have to worry about the exhaust fans and ventilation if you have a swimming pool cover.

To keep the swimming pool inviting and clean always pool covers are a necessity. Pool covers prevent debris and leaves from entering the swimming pool. Thus the pool remains hygienic. These covers even prevent evaporation of water from the swimming pools. Along with that the loss of chemicals from the pool is also prevented if the swimming pool is covered using a pool cover.

You as a homeowner will always feel relaxed if your swimming pool is covered because you do not have to worry about its regular maintenance and safety around the pool. Pool covers come in different colors and sizes. Nowadays automatic pool covers are also available in the market.

If you use a pool cover then you do not have to use harmful chemicals for maintaining the water quality. All in all it can be said that pool covers are really valuable as these help save money, time and energy efficiently.

Tips to build an outdoor fireplace

April 21, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

build an outdoor fireplaceIf you are planning for some unique decoration for your house, then building an outdoor fireplace is the perfect thing for you. The first thing you should look for is a perfect place for building the fireplace. You should also get required permission from the civic authority before you build up the outdoor fireplace. Keep it in mind that you build the fireplace at such a place which is away from home, garden and especially from some combustible things.

You should start by building a proper platform for the fireplace. You can use concrete blocks to set up platform for the fireplace. Make sure that you build a proper chimney which is built as high as possible to increase the release the smoke as high as possible. Keep the firebox as much lower as possible so that there is little effect of wind on the fire. Once you are done with the construction, test the fireplace to check its effectiveness and to find out if any other renovation is required.

Tips for Installing a Wall Pot Rack

October 27, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

Wall Pot Rack, home accessoriesDo you have to install your wall pot rack and you are on the lookout of the installation tips? Well, the post below discusses some vital tips on how to fix your wall pot rack with your wall.
First and foremost you have to choose the specific wall area to install the wall pot rack. Now, use your stud finder for locating wood studs or wall joists in the selected wall & lightly mark the locations with pencil. Don’t forget to gauge the distance in between mounting holes of the rack and that of the studs. If the space in between mounting holes & studs is same, the rack can be hanged easily.

Now, get the wood screws provided with the pot rack and use power drill for creating holes to insert the screws. Then, lift up the rack & position its mounting hole on the holes created on your wall. Fix the screws through them and tighten it.

Basic ideas about roofing

August 26, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

Roofing ideas , roofingThe roof is a very important part of the house and therefore, you should take special care of it. It protects your house from any type of external weather conditions. There are few basics that you should know about you roof though in order to better take care of it. Good roofing depends on various factors. Firstly, the type of material that the roof is made of is one of the most important things that you should look at. Certain materials last longer than others. If you find yourself needing to replace your roof, be sure to do your research and get one that will last awhile.

Of course though, costs differ depending on what type of roof you want. However, investing in a higher quality and maybe more expensive roof will pay off in the long run. There are various layers and sub layers required for efficient roofing. It is better if you consult a professional contractor who is an expert in roofing. They can steer you in the right direction. If the roofing is not done properly, damping can occur due to absorption of moisture and this will reduce the longevity of the house. So make sure you hire a reputable roofing company so you can make your roof last as long as it should.

Curtain Wall Renovation

July 08, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Home Care, Home Improvement, Renovations, Repairs & Maintenance

Renovating a curtain wall depends a lot on the right sort of expertise and knowledge. A curtain wall is a sort of an outer covering of a building which acts as a shield by saving the construction from several climactic wraths and rages. As it is a non-structural product it is mostly constructed with a light weight material which brings about a reduction in the construction cost.

You require renovating and repairing a curtain wall to extend its tenure of providing you with the right kind of service. If the curtain wall is properly designed and installed then it can indeed last for ten to fifteen years without causing any sort of trouble. You have to take the best care of curtain walls to minimize or limit the entrance of water within the surface and this will definitely help the structure hold on to its undaunted form for a longer period of time.

A Beginners Guide To Hanging Drywall

July 05, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Construction queries, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Renovations

If you are planning for a commercial or domestic remodeling project then you should have a bit more knowledge about the hanging and finishing of a drywall. Apart from experience, required knowledge in this case will make your work done quite fast and also help you save on your cash. Firstly, you should decide how thick your drywall is going to be. If you are having a drywall in a kind of space susceptible to regular dampness then it is better to make use of a green board in this case.

Green board is a sort of a dry wall which is extensively used in places where you are planning to have tubs and showers. Next, a thick drywall is going to provide you with better insulation and greater security. Remember that you need to cut the drywall carefully according to the required dimension. Finishing of a drywall is almost an artistic endeavor. Professionals make use of different techniques and styles for the better finishing of a drywall. Thus, for the purpose you need to contact an expert drywall contractor.

Advantages of Installing French Patio Doors

July 01, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Deck & Patio, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Design, Home Improvement, Interior designs

When living in a small house you can indeed have a sense of increased space with the installation of French patio doors. It is definite that such a choice would not cost you much. As a patio door makes your living space look all the more large and convincing so you can now utilize the area for several enthralling outdoor activities. So now when you plan for an outdoor room apart from thinking about folding chairs and a table for picnic you can even think of investing for a patio door.

Patio doors are extremely convenient to use as they tend to keep the room extremely cool during the summer season. For this you just need to have an outdoor area which is disconnected from the main zone of the house by means of a patio door. So, when you cook in this outdoor part the rest of the house is easily saved from the heat of cooking. Therefore, a patio door works in several ways to make your living all the more easy and comfortable.

Tips on How to Pick Patio Doors

June 27, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Deck & Patio, Home Care, Home Improvement

A patio door is a definite way of making your stay all the more luxurious and in style. Rather than placing a patio door at the exterior part of the house you can use it as a form of a connecting door between two rooms. A patio door is made up of several materials. Wood is the most popular variety as it goes well with all kinds of internal and exterior décor of the house. The French patio door is a burning example of this kind as it is always constructed with wood.

Patio doors are even made with PVC and fiberglass. Each material provides a different sort of protection. So just be sure when you are making a particular patio selection in this case. However, a patio door requires apt protection against various climactic elements like rain, wind and sun. If you can screen the patio doors well you can easily restrict the entrance of bugs and insects. Now, patio doors are even available in sliding styles. This is for the purpose of saving space. Thus, you should stay in watch for the best patio door type and try to make it a part of your everyday living fashion.