From category archives: C and T SIding and Windows Blog


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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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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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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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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Exterior Siding Options for Your Home

A good siding installation company will have a variety of siding materials to choose from, and will properly install the siding so your home is protected from the elements.

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What's the Best Siding for Extreme Weather?

Your home's siding is one of its first lines of defense. This important feature can keep out the worst extreme winter conditions including plummeting temperatures and deep snowdrifts. The right kind of siding can also hold up to bad weather ranging from harsh, windy conditions to hailstorms. However, there's no “one size fits all” siding product. Seamless steel, fiber cement, and engineered wood like LP SmartSide each have a lot to offer homeowners. Here's what you need to know before making a choice:

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Creative Siding: Expressing Yourself Through Renovations

Buying a new house does not mean it’s freshly built and renovated. Many times the buyer sees their vision within an existing home. Changing the exterior allows a homeowner to see their imagination come to fruition and often not as costly as people believe.

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Fantastic Siding Made from High-Tech Materials

Siding materials have improved significantly over the past decade. The best materials have increased durability and other beneficial characteristics while at the same time are very attractive when installed on any home or commercial property.

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