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For beautiful railings, you can’t do better than Regal

Outdoor living season is coming, and along with your deck or patio, potted geraniums and outdoor furniture, there is one thing that really makes or breaks your home’s exterior look — the railings around the porch, deck, patio or pool.

No matter what look you want, Regal Ideas, one of the largest and most well-known aluminum railing brands in North America,┬áhas exactly what you’re looking for.

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Vinyl Siding Installation Tips

Vinyl Siding Installation Tips

Vinyl siding is an excellent choice for your home’s new siding. Vinyl is durable and requires nothing more than a rinse from a hose to stay clean. We’ve come up with some tips and tricks to help your vinyl installation go as smoothly as possible:

Start From Scratch – Certain materials still in good condition are okay to leave on the house, but to get the most bang for your buck, it’s really best to get back to the basics. When installing new siding, you should work your way down to the sheathing and start over with a house wrap, foam, and then vinyl siding.

Check Your Level – When you first start, and every three of four levels after you start,
you should use a level to make sure you siding is being consistently installed.

Use the Right Nails – Vinyl siding must be nailed in place. Your nails should be
corrosion-resistant galvanized, stainless steel or aluminum roofing type nails. Remember:
drive in your nails straight and level, and don’t make them too tight, because you need to…

Allow for Expansion and Contraction – Vinyl siding will expand and contract based
on the weather, so it’s important you don’t make your nails too tight
or install your accessories too close.

Work with a Friend – Hanging siding from a ladder by yourself can be extremely difficult. Try to recruit a trusted friend or family member who can help you install your vinyl siding correctly the first time.

Buy Quality Materials – There’s no easier way to cheat yourself out of a successful DIY project then by skimping on quality materials. For high quality vinyl siding from proven and trusted suppliers, and even more building supplies, check out United Building Supply today!

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Specializing in Siding

United Building Supply Specializes in providing siding materials for your home. Most places that sell building materials sell all the parts and pieces that go into the home, but don’t have the selection or availability of siding to really give the customer what they want. This is your home we are talking about, don’t settle for something you’re not satisfied with because what you really want is unavailable or special order and really expensive. We have a huge inventory of different colors, graining, and yes prices and all the accessories to match. Our three most popular sidings we sell are Norandex “Woodsman Select” , Heartland Super Polymer Siding, and LP Smartside. If there is a specific look you want, we can help you achieve it or if you’re not sure what you are looking for we can assist you with that as well. Contact us for all your siding needs.

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