Nov 18, 2017

Choosing the Right Siding & Front Door for Your Home

Wondering how to choose the best siding and front door for your home? Here’s the must-know information from 30+-year home improvement industry professional and educator, Barry Stranz.

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Choosing the Right House Siding

Nancy in Bloomington wanted to replace her siding.  She reported that the cedar siding on the front of her home had become worn out.  Wanting an economical siding solution other than vinyl, she asked Barry for his take on T1-11 siding, as the rest of her house was sided with this material.  Barry’s response was that while T1-11 is a cost-effective solution, he felt LP® SmartSide® would add more curb appeal, have a more positive impact on the home’s resale value, and last longer.

Here’s How Proper Installation Techniques Allow LP® SmartSide® to Have the Longest Possible Lifespan:

Finding the Perfect Door for Your Home

A text message came in from a homeowner in the market for a new front door.  They were interested to know if it was feasible for one to be installed in the winter and whether steel or fiberglass was a better material choice.

Barry answered by letting them know that exterior doors can definitely be installed in the winter but that it’s imperative that the caulking utilized is able to withstand the temperature it’s being installed at.  Steel doors are prone to denting and aren’t a very good fit for families with children and pets.

Over the past decade, fiberglass door finishes have improved tremendously and now closely emulate the look of wood.  They’re lauded for their durability and energy efficient properties.

Contact us today to get a free consultation on your home’s siding or front door.

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651.461.9226.

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