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Windows, Siding And Trim
Window, siding and trim replacement is becoming a very important business in the Atlanta area. Many metro homes are now reaching the 10-20 year mark, the age when these items must be addressed. Home improvement experts agree that updating your windows and siding can help you save on energy bills, improve the look and infrastructure of your home and add long-lasting value. Both items are important requirements for homes as they approach 10-20 years in age and both offer some of the strongest returns on home value (ROI).
Since many homes in this age range have single pane windows and wood based siding – when they are replaced with a minimum of double pane windows and cement board siding the homes are immediately more energy efficient and more valuable on the market. These two factors can quickly overcome the initial out of pocket expense for the replacement.
There are four main factors to consider when debating about replacing your windows. They are:
This is the most compelling reason to change a door or window. On top of testing your patience, windows and doors that stick aren't giving you the optimum benefit in terms of convenience and efficiency. Performance is also tied to safety - if doors and windows are not opening properly they can be a safety hazard.
Check for drafts around doors and windows by moving a lit candle slowly around the edges. If the flame flickers, you have a draft -- one of the biggest drains on the energy efficiency of your home. Drafts add up to real dollars on your heating and cooling bills, so this is, for many people, the impetus to replace their windows or doors. Below are the Energy Star climate zones & recommendations:
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Older windows and doors require maintenance -- scraping, painting and caulking. Newer windows and doors feature low maintenance cladding, a protective exterior covering that requires minimal maintenance. Many newer windows also make cleaning easy with a convenient tilt feature that allows you to wash them from inside your house.
Curb appeal is vital if you''re selling your house and a satisfying lifestyle enhancement if you plan to stay in your home for years to come. Updated windows and doors not only improve energy efficiency and lower maintenance costs, they make your house look more appealing as well.
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Siding & Trim
Do you have any rotten siding that needs to be replaced? When clapboards or shakes are rotten or broken, your home's siding can no longer do the job it's meant to do. Damaged siding lets air, water, dirt, and insects through to the inside. It also allows decay and further damage in the wood around it. Are you looking for siding that captures the look and feel of wood in a natural but more durable material? Consider FiberCement siding; with a number of profiles and textures to choose from, and a less porous surface that holds paint well, you’ll spend more time admiring your home and less time worrying about maintaining it.
Want to know more about fiber cement siding?
Fiber cement lap siding is the most popular siding in America and can be found on millions of U.S. homes. With its strength, beauty and durability fiber cement lap siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates. It comes in a variety of looks and textures, most of which include sealer and primer, which provide an excellent painting surface. Many fiber cement lap siding brands come with up to a 50-year transferable limited warranty.
Fiber cement trim and fascia add the finishing touch to a beautiful, lasting home. They provide unmatched durability in corners, columns, windows, rakes and friezes. Trim boards are pre-primed with sealer and primer. This proprietary process for fiber cement trim ensures uniform coverage of sealer and primer, providing an excellent surface for paints. Fiber Cement trim boards come with a 15-year transferable limited warranty. Other kinds of trim may be more suitable for your home or your budget; AK will help you assess your needs and your wants before recommending a product for you.
Do you have questions? Would you like to hear more about your options for your unique needs? Please contact us!