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Vertical Siding vs. Horizontal Siding

New Emmons Horizontal Siding

Horizontal Siding Horizontal siding is the style of siding that is placed on most homes. Many homeowners prefer to have horizontal siding because it creates a more traditional look. Depending on the type of siding, the horizontal siding can be applied as strips or shingles. It does not involve any extra steps like ver...

Types of Siding Material: Which is Right for You?

Types of Siding

While many homes are built of brick or stucco, many others depend upon siding. Siding not only contributes to the overall look and style of a home, but protects it from water, weather and other threats. Siding is affordable and easy to maintain. It comes in a variety of colors and materials, so finding the perfect matc...

The Benefits of Installing New Windows in Your Home

New Emmons Windows

Most people know that installing replacement windows in their home adds equity and makes the property look much nicer, but the other benefits aren't talked about as much. By replacing your windows, you can actually save a large amount of money every year on heating and cooling costs as well. In the winter months, on...

The Advantages of Longer Length Siding

Long Length Siding

Long length siding is generally an extended version of a standard size siding product. Standard siding is usually 12' to 12-1/2' long. With standard siding panels, seams appear every two to three feet. Longer length siding is typically offered in 16', 20' and 25' ranges. The primary benefit of longer length siding p...

Insulation and Energy Awareness

Blown-in Insulation

Don't wait until hot or freezing weather to make sure your home is energy efficient. You may be eligible to get a Federal Tax Credit for making qualifying efficiency upgrades to your home (see details at https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index). The benefits of an energy efficient home include: ...

Getting Your Roof Replaced

Roof Replacement

You may need to replace your roof for various reasons such as leakage, rotted wood, storm damage, etc. Find out the extent of the damage. Have a look at your roof from the outside. See if there is any sagging, depressions, or missing shingles. Also perform an inside inspection, and look for cracks or mold smells. It's ...

The Importance of Good Quality Gutters

New Gutters

Gutters are one of the most often forgotten maintenance areas of a home, yet are one of the most important. Faulty, overflowing gutters can lead to damaged insulation (lower energy efficiency), damaged structural lumber, termite infestations, excessive mold, and unhealthy landscaping. Emmons Roofing & Siding can re...

How to File an Insurance Claim for Hail Damage

Hail Damaged Roof

Claims for hail damage to roofing, siding and windows are on the rise. If you live in an area where you can get hail large enough to cause damage to your roof, siding or windows, you will want to know how and when to file an insurance claim for damages, as your homeowners insurance may cover the cost of repairs or repl...

Possible Roof Problems

Roof Issue Diagram

There are lots of things that can go wrong with your roof, and every one can cause expensive damage if they are not properly repaired. Damages can include leaks from storms, mold in your attic from water leaks, and even squirrels and other animals setting up residence in your home through your damaged roof. Repair...

Do I Need a New Roof?

Damaged Roof

Determining whether or not your roof needs to be replaced isn't always as simple as discovering a leak in your roof. Of course, if you find yourself with buckets and cooking pots to collect rain water, it is a good indication that you need a new roof. But noticing the telltale signs early will allow you to have repairs...