When it’s time to replace your home’s exterior siding, two of the most popular options you’ll encounter are wood and fiber cement. Homeowners have used wood siding for centuries, but fiber cement siding is a newer alternative that has its own set of characteristics. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages . . . Read more
The materials for your outdoor space matter, just as much as those for your interior rooms. Composite decking is a convenient and durable choice, whether you use your outdoor space for entertaining, playing with the kids, or just lounging after work with a glass of wine and a good book. . . . Read more
Traditional deck installation relies on pre-drilled holes and visible screws to fasten the decking material to the joists below. Hidden clips or fasteners eliminate this visibility issue and allow builders to create smooth, blemish-free decks. But are hidden clips the best solution for your wood or composite deck? An Alternative . . . Read more
Good fences might make good neighbors, but they also result in happy homeowners. Your choice of fencing material determines how much enjoyment (or frustration) you derive from your yard, and vinyl remains a consistently popular choice. Use it for your front and back yards, gardens, or other applications at home . . . Read more
Once you decide to use composite decking material for your home’s or business’s deck, you must then decide whether you want to go with solid or hollow boards. Both options produce an attractive and functional deck, so base your decision on your requirements and personal preferences. Solid boards, as the name suggests, . . . Read more
Take a look at what makes metal roofing a sufficient material option as well as a few of the styles and designs it’s used for.
Whether you’ve already decided that wall paneling is right for you or you’re still weighing your interior decor options, be sure to consider these five ways that wall panels can improve your space in a big way. Here’s what you should know about wall paneling before buying. 1. Hide Your Wall’s Imperfections . . . Read more
Molding, casing and trim add a decorative element to any space, and smooth the transition from wall to either floor or ceiling.
When it comes to affordable and durable wood flooring, many homeowners are usually stuck between two choices: bamboo flooring vs engineered hardwood. If you’re on the fence about which flooring to install in your home, here’s what you need to know about making the choice between engineered hardwood and bamboo. . . . Read more
At a Glance: Bamboo Flooring Hardwood Flooring Variety and Variation Less variety due to uniformity of species; can be stained to achieve a variety of colors and tones Hundreds of species offer many choices of color, warmth, depth, and striations Janka Range 3,800 – 5,000 (max hardness) 22 – 5,000 . . . Read more