Sun, rain, snow, and wind exposure all day, every day for years - and it’s supposed to look great and function flawlessly. Here’s a look at some of the more “exotic” options in roofing. Please remember when looking at installed costs, the complexity of the roof line design can cause big swings in labor costs. Slate CHARACTERISTICS: Natural stone, noticeable
In many instances, especially here in Nashville where we have hot, humid weather, fiber cement board is replacing wood as a facing material. Fiber cement board is a mixture of 90% cement/sand and 10% wood fiber. Fiber cement boards are much heavier than wood. Fiber cement boards come in siding, shingles and panels with textures that range from wood, stucco
Used effectively for thousands of years, stone is one of the most beautiful options in siding. Given its expense, many people choose to use stone as an accent and blend it with another siding material but if you have the budget, a stone exterior will take your home to another level. In Tennessee, many types of limestone are locally available
Solid wood siding can be used as boards, shingles and shakes. Wood siding can be made from many species of wood including cedar, yellow poplar, redwood, white pine, spruce, and Douglas fir. Note: with redwood and cedar, corrosion can occur from the nails unless you use stainless-steel nails. Regardless of the species of the wood, it is imperative that all
The siding you choose for your home’s exterior has a HUGE impact on the look of your home so it is important to choose one that complements your architectural design. Other considerations are cost, maintenance, and insulating value. In this section, we leave the design questions to your architect, and focus on the functional and financial aspects of siding.
R-Value and Low-E are two terms that you will hear constantly when discussing many materials used in constructing your home. We’ll take a look first at why these values are important and how they affect your material selections. Poorly insulated homes are more expensive to heat because the heat that you’re producing doesn’t stay in your home for very