Bad Siding

Bad Siding

Found some bad siding installation on a property. They didn’t fully nail the j-channel and there’s a hole behind it big enough to fix my hand. No wonder their getting water in!

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The Effect of Vinyl Siding on the Appearance of Your House

The Effect of Vinyl Siding on the Appearance of Your House

Your old house was originally designed for and built with wood shingles, wood clapboard, or both. Today, you’re lucky, your house still has its original wood siding and has not been covered up with products such as Vinyl or Aluminum. For those of us that do have their original wood siding, if it doesn’t need to be painted now, it’s just a matter of time before it will need to be repainted again. Today, everywhere you look you see bright shiny vinyl – it looks so clean and makes a tired house look brand new, what to do?

Remember, the goal of Dependable Construction is to provide information to make the appearance of your house the best it can possibly be. Your house will stand out from the others in a class unsurpassed. Whether you live in a small bungalow or Gothic mansion – you will be in the same group, a class far above those homeowners with plastic exteriors.

Today, we are all exposed to a flood of mailings and advertisements from contractors telling you how great your home will look with their Premium Vinyl Siding. Their sales pitch stresses the beauty, low maintenance and wise investment of siding. Imagine how many people succumb to this marketing ploy. Even in historic neighborhoods, homeowners often consider modern siding for a variety of reasons. It’s important to the rest of us to convince them of their error.

Why shouldn’t people use vinyl siding on an old home? First of all, there is no doubt that a “siding job”, will totally wipe out the original character of an old house, not to mention the damaging effect it has on the appearance of the whole neighborhood. A neighborhood with vinyl sided homes is no more than a HIGH PRICED TRAILER PARK. Just because a house may be large and cost over a million dollars, does not mean that the owners have any class or taste. Your home is an extension of you.

Wood has time-tested, timeless quality that does not go out of style. Remember that your house was originally designed based on architectural rules and principles. Each piece of wood was designed to work together and play off each other creating shadows and depth which creates an aesthetically pleasing building. Any alteration will result in a feeling of disharmony. Today, the pace of life is so fast, few take the time to really notice the harmony or disharmony of an old house.

Once a house is covered with vinyl, it’s character is lost and is becomes a shiny bland box! If your looking to get new siding whether its, vinyl, metal, wood or cement be sure to give Dependable Construction a call at 937.318.9572

 

What’s To Love About Vinyl Siding? A Lot!

What’s To Love About Vinyl Siding? A Lot!

Since its debut on the siding scene in the 50s, vinyl siding has come a long way! Unfortunately, in the early years, the general perception of vinyl siding was that it was a good, inexpensive option when the budget wouldn’t allow for real siding, like wood. Well that’s is not the case now. Here are some reasons that you should consider when making a decision to side your home or business, and see why there is so much to love about vinyl siding!

First is the low maintenance factor. Many of us don’t have the time or desire to scrape, prime, and paint our wood siding to keep it maintained. And this is after we have repaired and sealed up all the cracks and crevices. Nor do we have the dollars in our budget to pay someone else to do this labor intensive job. Thus, many wood sided properties become more vulnerable to leaks, insects and mold. Wood siding is a classic beauty, but it sure is a lot of work. Most of the time the only maintenance required for your vinyl siding is washing it off a time or two a year, per your manufacturer’s recommendations.

Vinyl siding is available in countless colors. With all the advancements in the production of vinyl siding, the rich and vibrant colors are fading less and less. There are even some that are made to look and feel like wood grain siding. Vinyl siding is also easy to install. It is easily installed over existing siding or the center of the exterior of a new home.

All of the exterior accessories and decorative accents that you need for your home or business are available in vinyl also. With things such as:

  • Eave vents and trim
  • Porch posts and trim
  • Light and outlet trim blocks
  • Window shutters
  • Decorative accents
  • Gutter systems
  • Window and door Trim
  • Gable end vents

Utilizing these accents will enable you to match your vinyl siding perfectly, creating a picture perfect exterior siding system that not only looks great, but keeps your home or business all but impervious to everything that Mother Nature throws at it!

Fall in love with all that vinyl siding has to offer your wallet, your time and your property. Creating a siding system that is low maintenance, affordable, energy efficient and has great curb appeal is effortless with vinyl siding and vinyl accessories. For help call Dependable Construction, 937.318.9572 or visit their office today.

 

What’s To Love About Vinyl Siding? A Lot!

What’s To Love About Vinyl Siding? A Lot!

Since its debut on the siding scene in the 50s, vinyl siding has come a long way! Unfortunately, in the early years, the general perception of vinyl siding was that it was a good, inexpensive option when the budget wouldn’t allow for real siding, like wood. Well that’s is not the case now. Here are some reasons that you should consider when making a decision to side your home or business, and see why there is so much to love about vinyl siding!

First is the low maintenance factor. Many of us don’t have the time or desire to scrape, prime, and paint our wood siding to keep it maintained. And this is after we have repaired and sealed up all the cracks and crevices. Nor do we have the dollars in our budget to pay someone else to do this labor intensive job. Thus, many wood sided properties become more vulnerable to leaks, insects and mold. Wood siding is a classic beauty, but it sure is a lot of work. Most of the time the only maintenance required for your vinyl siding is washing it off a time or two a year, per your manufacturer’s recommendations.

Vinyl siding is available in countless colors. With all the advancements in the production of vinyl siding, the rich and vibrant colors are fading less and less. There are even some that are made to look and feel like wood grain siding. Vinyl siding is also easy to install. It is easily installed over existing siding or the center of the exterior of a new home.

All of the exterior accessories and decorative accents that you need for your home or business are available in vinyl also. With things such as:

  • Eave vents and trim
  • Porch posts and trim
  • Light and outlet trim blocks
  • Window shutters
  • Decorative accents
  • Gutter systems
  • Window and door Trim
  • Gable end vents

Utilizing these accents will enable you to match your vinyl siding perfectly, creating a picture perfect exterior siding system that not only looks great, but keeps your home or business all but impervious to everything that Mother Nature throws at it!

Fall in love with all that vinyl siding has to offer your wallet, your time and your property. Creating a siding system that is low maintenance, affordable, energy efficient and has great curb appeal is effortless with vinyl siding and vinyl accessories. For help call Dependable Construction 937.318.9572 or visit their office today.

James Hardie

James Hardie

Which Building Material is Ideal?

We’ve all heard the various opinions of real estate agents who encourage sellers to make home and business improvements, but is there really one improvement that can make or break a sale? Some say it’s the kitchen when it comes to homes, and business focus on landscaping, while others aim for a neutral color palette on the inside of the property. While there’s no doubt that these improvements make a difference, there is only one major facelift that is proven to increase resale value, and that’s fiber cement siding.

Fiber cement siding might not yet be a “household” name, but you may have heard about James Hardie HardieBoard siding. This product has become increasingly popular throughout our area, primarily because of the extreme temperature changes that occur here in Ohio, everyone knows we can see all four seasons in a week and sometime a day.

What makes fiber cement siding so popular?

If you have never personally seen or touched fiber cement siding, it may be hard to see how James Hardie Siding can protect your home from weather damage. It effortlessly replicates the look of vinyl or wood siding, but each plank is actually created from durable cement fibers. Originally introduced in Australia for its ability to endure extreme climates without losing its beauty, James Hardie fiber cement shingles were an instant sensation. Builders and remodelers immediately gravitated to a material that had the look of top quality wood without the expense or maintenance.

What’s most attractive about the Hardie system is the way every element of a property’s exterior works together to create a cohesive, designer look. From the James Hardie House Wrap, to the Hardie Plank siding and James Hardie Trim, Seam Tape and Touch Up Paint, every product is engineered to work together.

In addition to its natural ability to resist weather damage and retain its strength, James Hardie siding provides a natural defense against pests, particularly termites. It is also extremely fire resistant and it resists chipping, cracking, warping and peeling.

How to get your HardieBoard system installed

As a preferred remodeler, Dependable Construction is well-versed on the benefits of fiber cement siding. The highlights of choosing Hardie board is the long-lasting beauty it brings. Over the years, James Hardie Fiber Cement siding has received numerous accolades from many remodeling magazines for helping increase a property’s resale value, James Hardie fiber cement siding is a concept that’s sweeping the nation. It comes in 20 beautiful colors and is specifically engineered to match several different climates. Residents love the look of Hardie Board for its natural texture and richness, but also it matches up so well with the architecture of the region.

When Property Owners switch from vinyl and wood siding to the beautiful James Hardie siding, Dependable Construction is their number one contractor. Reach out today to Dependable Construction to learn more or get your free estimate.  937.318.9572

 

The Effect of Vinyl Siding on the Appearance of Your House

The Effect of Vinyl Siding on the Appearance of Your House

Your old house was originally designed for and built with wood shingles, wood clapboard, or both. Today, if you’re lucky, your house still has its original wood siding and has not been covered up with products such as Vinyl or Aluminum.

For those of us that do have their original wood siding, if it doesn’t need to be painted now, it’s just a matter of time before it will need to be repainted again. Today, everywhere you look you see bright shiny vinyl – it looks so clean and makes a tired house look brand new – what to do?

Remember, the goal for Dependable Construction is to provide information to make the appearance of your house the best it can possibly be. Your house will stand out from the others in a class unsurpassed. Whether you live in a small bungalow or mansion – you will be in the same group, a class far above those homeowners with plastic exteriors. If you have not read the Aesthetics page, please read it before proceeding.

Most important thing is you’ll need to reprogram yourself by really understanding the information provided. Your thinking has been negatively influenced and altered over the years by living in a plastic environment, seeing vinyl siding everywhere you look and having this look reinforced by aggressive marketing.

Today, we are all exposed to a flood of mailings and advertisements from contractors telling us how great our home will look with their Premium Vinyl Siding. Their sales pitch stresses the beauty, low maintenance and wise investment of siding. Imagine how many people succumb to this marketing ploy. Even in historic neighborhoods, homeowners often consider modern siding for a variety of reasons. It’s important to the rest of us to convince them of their error.

Why shouldn’t people use vinyl siding on an old home? First of all, there is no doubt that a “siding job”, will totally wipe out the original character of an old house, not to mention the damaging effect it has on the appearance of the whole neighborhood. A neighborhood with vinyl sided homes is no more than a HIGH PRICED TRAILER PARK. Just because a house may be large and cost over a million dollars, does not mean that the owners have any class or taste. Your home is an extension of you.

Wood has time-tested, timeless quality that does not go out of style. Remember that your house was originally designed based on architectural rules and principles as explained on the Aesthetics page. Each piece of wood is designed to work together and play off each other creating shadows and depth which creates an aesthetically pleasing building. Any alteration will result in a feeling of disharmony. Today, the pace of life is so fast, few take the time to really notice the harmony or disharmony of an old house.

Once a house is covered with vinyl, its character is lost and is becomes just another shiny bland box!

Reach out today to your trusted installers at Dependable Construction to learn more or get your free quote. Call us on 937.318.9572 if you are considering new siding on your property today. You can also check us out on Facebook to see current jobs going on or visit our site DependabilityFirst.com