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5 Design Ideas Using Black Soffit and Fascia

If you’re looking for information on black soffit and fascia, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re going to start by discussing what soffit and fascia are, including their place on the home’s exterior. We’ll also share five unique ways to use black soffit and fascia on a home to help inspire your next design. (more…)

5 Game-Changing Innovations in Composite Decking

Composite decking material is sort of like the cellphone: In the late 1980s and early ’90s, both mobile phones and composite decking made marketplace inroads. Early versions of cellphones didn’t have cameras, and texting involved a lot more button punching. Initial lines of composite decking didn’t offer many color options, could be slippery and often got hot in the sun.


5 New Decking and Outdoor Living Trends Contractors Should Know About

From minor fix-ups to major additions, this past year saw homeowners putting money into their homes instead of spending it on vacations. This spring, that trend has continued. Among the most popular home improvements are adding a deck and making outdoor living spaces bigger, better and more comfortable overall. A recent National Kitchen & Bath Association membership survey found a 65 percent increase in outdoor living project interest.


5 Reasons Metro Building Products Is the Atlanta Area’s Cedar Leader

Cedar is an amazing building material. Boards, shingles and accents made of cedar can be incorporated into indoor and outdoor designs alike. The wood’s deep red, eye-catching tones provide a warm, homey feel no matter where it’s used—whether for the beams of an outdoor pergola or as indoor V-joint siding. It’s also an ideal material for gables, inlays or decking, according to Greg Couch, General Manager of Metro Building Products in Marietta, Georgia.


5 Ways ProWood Makes Building and Renovations Easier

A beautiful home starts with high-quality materials that will stand the test of time and defy tough weather. The ProWood line of building materials from Universal Forest Products offers the kind of outstanding production from the elements that pro contractors and builders have come to rely on. In fact, this September, ProWood was named a Top 100 Product by Pro Builder magazine.


5 Ways Spahn & Rose Makes Exterior Door Replacement Easier

Adding a new exterior front door is one of the easiest ways to upgrade the look of your home while boosting its curb appeal. Some real estate experts even estimate that a new front door can boost the perceived value of a home by more than $20,000. Even if you’re not planning to put yours on the market, a new door offers several other benefits, such as increasing energy efficiency and security.


5 Ways to Tell if Trim Needs to Be Replaced with AZEK Trim

A home’s trim occupies the frontline against bad weather. Trim starting to show its age is often the first sign that the elements are taking their toll. By replacing it, a homeowner can prevent rot from spreading throughout the house’s frame. Also, keeping trim in good repair preserves a home’s curb appeal and value.

To help, here are five signs that it’s time to repair or replace your trim: