• Vinyl Siding

    There are many slidings to choose from, but a good option to start with is vinyl. Vinyl sliding is the number one exterior cladding in the United States and Canada. A few attributes about vinyl sliding include:

    Vinyl Siding is Durable

    The colors do not fade quickly

    Vinyl Siding does not rot or decay

    Vinyl Siding is energy efficient 

    Vinyl Siding is very durable and can last a long time, but in extreme weather events, vinyl is less reliable than wood or masonry. Wind can get …

  • Types of Gutters

    Gutters come in many different shapes, sizes and materials. Picking the right one for your home can be easy, as long as you know the advantages and disadvantages of each type of gutter and what your roof needs. Here are some different types of material to choose from: 

    Aluminum 

    Aluminum is the most common material used because of it's lightweight, easy to handle and install for people who would rather do it themselves, and it won't rust. Gauge thickness ranges from .032 and .027. …

  • Platform Frames

    Since the 1850's until today, people have used the platform frame to construct their house. In post-war America, the platform frame even became the assertive choice of light wood construction. The platform frame is a single story height wall made of milled lumber studs and joists dispersed 16 to 24 inches away from each other. Instead of directly weighing on the foundation sill, they are sustained on the subflooring and floor joists.

    Platform frames use milled lumber from 1-2 inches thick and …

  • Roofing Materials

    Choosing the right roofing materials for your home can be a stressful process, but with a little research and perspiration, you can easily pick out the right roof materials. A concern many people encounter is fires. Since your roof has the largest surface area in your house it is more susceptible to wildfires. You can prevent this by having simpler roof forms, since complex roof forms have more intersections which trap heat and have more surface area. While there is no existing "fire-proof" …