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Vertical Siding vs. Horizontal Siding

Vertical Siding Vertical siding is frequently found on non-residential structures such as office buildings, barns, and tool sheds. However, it can add an interesting decorative element to a home. During installation, it takes a few extra steps, such as adding furring strips horizontally to create a level surface for n...

Types of Siding Material: Which is Right for You?

Types of Siding

While many homes are built of brick or stucco, others feature various types of 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 per...

The Benefits of Installing New Windows in Your Home

Emmons New Windows

Most people know that installing new windows in their home adds equity and makes the property look much nicer, but the other benefits of replacement windows 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. New Windows...

The Advantages of Longer Length Siding

Long Length Siding Contractors

When deciding who to hire as your siding contractor you also need to think about the type, style and length of siding you want. Here we discuss 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 ...

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

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). The benefits of an energy efficient home include: Reduced utility bills A more comfortable home with hot a...

Getting A Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement

You may need a roof replacement for various reasons such as leakage, rotted wood, storm damage, etc. To find out the extent of the damage, have a look at your roof from the outside. Look to see if there is any sagging, depressions, or missing shingles. Also perform an inside inspection, and look for cracks or mold smel...

The Importance of a Quality Gutter Replacement

Gutter Replacement

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 pr...

How to File an Insurance Claim for Hail Damage

Hail Damage 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 rep...

Possible Roof Problems

Roof Problems

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. Roof problems 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. Most...

Do I Need a New Roof?

New Roof Needed

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