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How To Prepare Your Windows For The Winter

Living in the Upper Midwest, you know that preparing your home for winter is crucial to saving on energy costs and your comfort during the long winter months. However, trying to conserve energy in your home does not mean you have to break the bank to save. While investing in energy-efficient windows comes with a price, it will inevitably save you money in the long run. Additionally, there are some simple things you can do on your own to reinforce the strength of your energy-efficient windows when there is extreme weather. Here, our certified and licensed experts at C&T Siding will discuss the best ways to prepare your windows for the harsh Minnesota winter.

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How To Clean Seamless Steel Siding

The material your siding is made of affects how you can clean your siding. At C&T Siding, we offer four types of siding. Each of these different materials requires different maintenance and a different cleaning technique. While most siding materials are simple to maintain, they need to be maintained in a certain way. Typically, you can clean your siding on your own by following the proper safety and maintenance protocols. Here, our team at C&T Siding will discuss the different siding options we offer and the correct way to clean and maintain each.

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Checking and Replacing Your Windows After Storm Damage

Though windows are designed to be durable and weather resistant, there is always a chance they could be damaged in a summer or winter storm, which could endanger the interior of your home. Because of this, you should always inspect your windows after a storm. By doing this, you can ensure you are always on top of any repairs that need to be made to your windows.

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The Benefits of EMCO Steel Siding

If you are looking to install siding on a home, commercial building, warehouse, or outdoor structure, such as a barn or garage, there are many siding options you have to select from. Taking the time to learn about the benefits associated with various materials can help you make an informed decision as to which material is best suited for your needs. EMCO steel siding is a strong, durable material that you might find yourself considering. Read on to learn some of the benefits associated with this siding material.

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Why Fiber Cement Siding is Great for Homes

As many people continue to find ways that make their homes look great for decades to come, many have turned to fiber cement siding to protect their homes’ exteriors. With the continuous rise in popularity of fiber cement siding, we constantly hear the questions, “So what's the appeal of fiber cement?” and “How does it contribute to the longevity of your home?”

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Similarities & Differences of Shake & Slate Roofing

When it comes to roofing, it all boils down to longevity, energy efficiency, and durability. So when it’s time to decide on a new roofing material for your home, many have to decide between shake or slate roofing. Even the thought might sound intimidating; therefore, our team is here to elaborate on the similarities and differences between shake and slate roofing.

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The Difference Between Ultrex Wood Windows and Generic Wood Windows

When one must replace their windows, they oftentimes have to decide whether to use Ultrex wood windows or generic wood windows for their home. However, the difference between the two can be significantly different. Thankfully, we're here to explain the difference between Ultrex wood windows versus generic windows (and why you'll likely stick with Ultrex).

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How to Survey Your Home After a Storm

A single storm can leave a home in shambles. Still, some damages can’t be seen. In some cases, rough weather can wreak havoc beneath a home’s exterior. Storms are more than swirling wind—humidity, alone, can damage fiber cement siding over time. Intense rain, meanwhile, can slowly erode the lining of exterior doors.

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Four Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Whether you are looking to side a new home, or replace the siding on your existing home, you have a big decision to make. There are many different types of siding you can place on your home, and each type has its own unique look, aesthetic, and benefits. Learning the benefits of various materials can help you determine which siding material makes the most sense for you. Here are four benefits associated with fiber cement siding, in particular:

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The Many Benefits of Steel Siding

If it’s time to replace the siding on your home, there are many options to choose from. Steel siding not only looks great, but has several other benefits, too. With a quick and easy installation, easy maintenance plan, and a comprehensive warranty, steel siding is a clear front runner as one of the best products to put on the outside of your home. Below, we will examine some benefits of steel siding in more depth:

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