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Do I Need to Worry about Siding Rot in the Winter?

No matter if you have wood siding or not, you’re most likely all too familiar with its ultimate menaces: mold and wood rot. Many siding brands today, such as LP Siding, have been innovated and manufactured to be tough on wood rot. However, for those with older siding types, mold and rot still bring concerns, simply due to the inherent properties of wood itself. Rot is caused by fungi, and fungi feed on organic materials, a category in which wood belongs. In addition, man-made siding types, such as seamless siding and steel siding, might not be able to rot, but no siding is completely immune to mold formation. Fungi are a hazard for homeowners everywhere.

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Signs You’ll Need Siding Replacement in the Spring

Minnesota and Wisconsin winters sure are hard! Subzero temperatures, slushy roads, and higher heating bills all make this a difficult season for many. However, have you ever thought about how your siding is weathering the intense winter weather? If not, maybe it’s time you start!

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Lead Paint and Windows: When Do You Need Replacement?

You’re probably already vaguely aware of the dangers of lead exposure. After all, you probably know that the U.S. government has instituted regulations regarding its use, and in some circumstances, banning the use of lead paint altogether. You might even know that exposure to lead paint can have some degree of health consequences. On the other hand, you might not know one of the biggest places where lead paint can be hiding: your windows.

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The History of American Siding

Have you ever wondered why siding is made the way it is today? Probably not, but innovations like seamless siding, steel siding, and LP siding didn’t spring up out of the blue. The siding industry has certainly been through its ups and downs, but one thing always holds true: innovation with a touch of sensibility puts certain products and materials ahead of the others in the market.

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Keeping Your Windows Clean for Longer

We all know the joy of freshly cleaned windows. Sparkling panes of glass really let the light into the room, not to mention, they make your home the envy of your neighbors and extended family. With the holidays coming up and the typical cleaning rush that precedes them, that second part becomes more prominent in the conscientious homeowner’s mind; After all, if you’re hosting family for the holidays, everything must be spotless!

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Proper Winterization Techniques for Your Siding

Warm colors, hot drinks, and a whole lot of leaf-raking—fall is officially here! People across Minnesota and Wisconsin are reveling in the gentle temperatures and the gorgeous scenery, savoring their last opportunities to enjoy the outdoors before winter strikes.

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Are Your Windows Hiking Up Your Energy Bills?

Minnesotans and Wisconsinites certainly do ask a lot of their heating and cooling systems. In fact, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s home energy guide, heating and cooling accounts for slightly above half of all energy expenditure in any given Minnesota home. As for Wisconsin, the statistics are closer to 60 percent, as per data collected in 2009 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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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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Siding and Energy Efficiency

When you are looking to replace the siding on your home, there are a variety of factors you need to take into consideration before choosing the best option for you. In today’s world, energy-efficient products are some of the most important factors to consider before investing your money in upgrades. Not only are energy-efficient products typically built using sustainable techniques, but they are also designed to save money. Our team of experts at C&T Siding is committed to helping you get the look you want at the price you want. Here, we will discuss the best options for energy-efficient siding.

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