Tips and Tricks for Versetta Stone Installation

  Tips & Tricks for Boral Versetta Stone® Installation   There are several common tips and tricks that make the installation of Boral Verstta Stone ®  even easier  1) To adjust or level a panel quickly and easily, use a painters’ 5-in- 1 tool.                2) In applications that require gluing, use shims or supplemental...

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How Do I Install Replica Stone Veneer Panels?

Faux stone veneer panels or replica stone is designed to give your home the warmth and character of traditional masonry without the expensive costs associated with installation and specialized labor. Replica stone panels can be applied to a variety of substrates including, concrete walls, cinder block, brick, hard stucco, cement backer boards, oriented strand board, plywood, flat board siding, and drywall. Regardless of the substrate you are choosing to...

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6 Tips You Need to Know for Installing Decorative House Shutters

Installing new vinyl window shutters is a great way to add some quick and cost-effective curb appeal. Whether you are building, completing an exterior renovation or simply looking to swap out tired old exterior shutters with new ones, this decorative accent piece can dramatically change the look and appearance of your home. When installing new exterior shutters here are 6 tips to remember in order to complete a finished and professional looking project:...

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5 Key Points for Installing Board and Batten Vertical Vinyl Siding

When most people think about vinyl siding, they envision it installed on a home in a --> horizontal design. However, another option to consider when looking to create some eye catching curb appeal is vertical vinyl siding or ‘board and batten’ siding. Board and batten siding creates an exterior look that provides bold vertical shadow lines that dramatically reproduces early-American architectural style.  Mitten’s Sentry line of board and...

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3 Things You Should Know About Insulating House Wrap

Author: Alex Habay
in July 2017

Before you start covering your house with exterior cladding, there is one important thing you must take into account and that is insulating house wrap. Applying insulating house wrap will help with temperature control, keep the seasonal elements out of your home and ultimately maximize comfort. The installation of insulating house wrap is essential to a comfortable home and here are 3 things you should know before making any decision about your next exterior design...

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What Tools Do You Need to Install Vinyl Siding?

  Before you start any job, one of the first things you’ll need are the right tools. Knowing the right ones to use can be hard, especially with something as unique as vinyl siding but having the proper tools will save you time and effort and the finished product of your home will look that much better. Here is a handy checklist of some basic and not so basic tools you will need to install your vinyl siding. Most local building supply or...

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4 Important Safety Tips When Installing Exterior Building Products

Starting a new exterior building project is exciting, and while it is easy to skip ahead in your mind and think about how great the finished product is going to look, it is also very important to properly plan out your project in terms of budget , design , and most important, safety. Taking the time to review and understand key safety measures can go a long way to making sure that your project is properly completed without having to sacrifice the...

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5 Tips on What to Avoid When Caring for Your Vinyl Siding

When caring for your vinyl siding what you DON’T do is just as important as what you DO do. Here are five things that you should avoid if you want to keep your vinyl happy and healthy: 1. Avoid Painting Painting your vinyl siding will end up damaging the aesthetics of the house and your satisfaction with it more than anything else. Since vinyl siding expands and contracts as the outside temperature fluctuates, the seams caused by panel overlap will...

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