Construction

How to Install Aluminum Siding

Aluminum roofing and siding sheets are roll formed from hardened, tempered metal for maximum strength. Aluminum siding is very versatile, and features designs that mimic other materials, such as wood. This type of siding also comes pre-painted in your desired color, which saves on paint costs. Aluminum siding is very hardy and weather-resistant, and has an estimated lifespan of 20 years.

Outdoor Caulks

Outdoor caulk seals the exterior seams of a house in order to keep moisture, cold and hot air and pests from coming inside. Your exterior caulking should be inspected and replaced as required once every year or two, but properly applied caulk of good grade should last for many years with little to no maintenance. There are caulks are designed just for indoors use, and there are other caulks meant for the exterior of buildings, so don’t get confused.

Home Improvement Siding

Siding Replacement Project for Home ImprovementThe type of siding on a house’s exterior can have a big impact on it’s appearance and amount of upkeep required, so adding new siding can be a worthwhile home improvement project. New kinds of siding systems and materials come out every year, so your options are many. The latest wave of exterior siding choices add a green aspect, some containing high proportions of recycled and re-used materials, some being recyclable.

Different Types of Adhesives for Home Repair

There are more than 30,000 types of adhesives; many of these adhesives and glues for used for residential applications. Some are general purpose and useful for having around the home, others are special purpose and have more limited use.

When doing home repair, renovation and remodelling, you will come across the need for the more specialized adhesives from time to time, so we have included a few of those as well here. This list is not complete by any means, but should give a quick overview of the different types and their uses.

A Guide to Construction Terminology

The construction industry has a unique vocabulary that any contractor or construction worker can understand. They have a different way to describe the processes of building homes, apartments, office buildings and other projects that construction workers face during the day.

Here are just a few of the most common terms that are used in the building profession, but they are just scratching the surface. 

A/C - An abbreviation for air conditioning.

Air space - The area between insulation wall coverings.

Area wells - Corrugated metal or concrete walls installed around the basement window to keep away the earth