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    Aluminum House Siding: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

    1/13/2017 12:01 PM

    Everything you need to know about aluminum siding.

  • How to Clean Vinyl Siding

    9/8/2016 12:00 AM

    Everything you need to know about siding maintenance. 

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    Trends in Vinyl Siding Colors

    9/6/2016 9:58 AM

    Siding in classic white and gray are taking a back seat to the trending and less conventional deep brown, greens and blues.

  • Save Green While Going Green: A Case for Vinyl Siding

    7/28/2014 3:25 PM

    Vinyl siding is a clear choice when you understand the benefits.  Vinyl siding is available in a vast selection of colors, textures, and styles.  It's durable enough to withstand high winds and resist the effects of moisture, heat, and cold.  It never needs to be painted and is virtually maintenance free aside from the occasional hosing off with a garden hose.

  • Aluminum Siding: Repair or Replace?

    7/2/2014 3:07 PM

  • From Brick to Vinyl: The History of Vinyl Siding

    9/4/2013 6:36 PM

    Since colonial times, traditional U.S. home exteriors were typically clad in wood, stone, or brick. But with the advent of manufacturing and technology, new choices entered the market during the 20th century, including aluminum, asbestos shingle, stone veneer, and engineered wood. But it is vinyl siding that is seen on more and more homes throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

  • Reviewing Damaged Siding – Should You Repair or Replace?

    3/9/2012 6:06 PM

    If your home is more than a few years old, you may have areas of siding that show signs of wear. Whether it’s wood, aluminum, or vinyl siding, over time siding can fade, develop leaks, warp, crack or dent. And old siding is typically much less energy efficient than newer siding.

  • Options for Replacement Siding Materials

    6/9/2011 5:00 AM

    When researching siding options for your home, you can become overwhelmed by the choices. Popular options include stone veneer, fiber cement, engineered wood siding, and vinyl siding. There are pros and cons for each option and should be weighed in order for you to know what option best suits you. While stone veneer is extremely durable, it will easily have you spending $11-$15 a square foot. Fiber cement siding is relatively inexpensive but usually does not come with an extended warranty. Not having a lifetime guarantee can put a strain on your wallet in the years to come. Engineered wood siding, or composite wood, is composed of wood products and other materials. Like wood board siding, it will require maintenance and take time away from other activities. Vinyl siding comes in many forms and is virtually maintenance free. If not properly installed, vinyl siding can cause mold and mildew but here at Thompson Creek, we take the extra step to ensure this does not happen. We wrap your home and then place a lining of material that allows the wall to breathe and prevent moisture build up Thompson Creek Window Company offers a vinyl siding that is backed by our lifetime guarantee. If you are in the market for vinyl siding, Thompson Creek siding is the way to go!  

  • NAHB Study: Insulated Vinyl Siding

    5/20/2011 12:00 AM

    What is protecting the exterior of your home? Is it energy efficient? A recent study completed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center shows that 44% of homeowners prefer insulated vinyl siding as their exterior siding material of choice over traditional vinyl, brick, aluminum, fiber cement, and more. The participants were asked If you were to replace the exterior siding on your current home today, which type would you prefer to replace it with? The top choice among homeowners was insulating vinyl siding with 44%, followed by vinyl siding at 25.2%, brick or stone at 8.5%, and aluminum or steel at 6.9%. Other choices included fiber cement, wood, and stucco. Over 1,500 homeowners across the United States completed the online survey in February. To qualify for the study, each respondent had to own a single family home, townhome or duplex built in 1995 of earlier that was sided with something other than brick, stone or stucco. These requirements ensured that they may be candidates for new siding now or in the future. By replacing your old siding, you can take advantage of the latest developments in siding. Vinyl siding from companies like Thompson Creek Window Company lays flat, hides any imperfections in the underlayment, has fewer seams and is foam laminated to add extra insulation to your home and block noise. Thompson Creek siding is also thicker and 300% more impact-resistant, providing your home with lifetime protection from ice, hail, winds up to 165 mph and other damaging weather conditions. And with vinyl siding, you never have to climb a ladder again to paint your house.  

  • Damaged Siding - Repair or Replace?

    8/13/2010 12:00 AM

    If your home is more than a few years old, you may have areas of siding that show signs of wear.  Whether it’s wood, aluminum or vinyl, over time siding can fade, develop leaks, warp, crack or dent.  And old siding is typically much less energy efficient than newer siding. So if you have a section of siding that is damaged, do you just replace that section or your entire home?  It makes the most sense to do the complete job.  If you have a area of damage, the rest of the old siding is at risk for similar damage in the near future.  Older siding is susceptible to wind damage.  It is easier for water to penetrate the siding and damage your home.  By installing new siding on your entire home, you can take advantage of the latest developments in siding.  Vinyl siding from companies like Thompson Creek lays flat, hides any imperfections in the underlayment, has fewer seams and is foam laminated to add extra insulation to your home and block noise. Thompson Creek siding is also thicker and 300% more impact-resistant, providing your home with lifetime protection from ice, hail, winds up to 165 mph and other damaging weather conditions.  And with vinyl siding, you never have to climb a ladder again to paint your house.