The Benefits of Installing Ridge Vents

The Benefits of Installing Ridge Vents If you are in the market for a new roof then you have probably heard of additional products that can be added on like solar panels, eave flashing, chimney caps, ridge vents, etc. While these add-ons are not required, they are often wise investments that can prolong the life of your roof. One of the most common add-ons we install here at U.S. Exterior by Seidel is ridge vent roofing. What exactly is ridge vent roofing and what are some of the benefits of adding it to your roof? We explain all of that and more below. What are ridge vents? A comfortable...

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4 Benefits of James Hardie Siding

4 Benefits of James Hardie Siding What lives inside of your home is the single most important thing in this world - your family. Whether it is a spouse, partner, child, or other loved one, their lives are precious and you do everything you can to keep them safe. Keeping those loved ones safe may involve investing in any of the following: life insurance, homeowner’s insurance, retirement plans, etc. You may even take measures like investing in a home alarm system, buying them the safest vehicle on the market, or installing security cameras. But did you know that there is another measure...

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The Benefits of 3M Scotchgard Atlas Shingles

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The Benefits of 3M Scotchgard Atlas Shingles Shingles are a crucial component of a roof. Since they’re the outermost layer of the entire roof, their role is to protect your shelter from rain and other elements that can cause structural damage to your home. Think of shingles like you would a shield - shingles block out things that can cause damage much like a shield protects your body from harm. From protecting your home from hail, heavy rain and other weather hazards to adding curb appeal to your home, shingles are an important roof component. There are many different types of shingles...

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Comparing Shingles

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Comparing Shingles:SBS vs Asphalt vs Atlas StormMaster Replacing a roof can be an overwhelming task for homeowners; not only is it an investment but there are many different options when it comes to roof shingles. If you’ve shopped around to get an idea as to which type of shingle to choose, then you’ve probably heard of the top three: asphalt, Atlas StormMaster and SBS shingles. While all shingles have the same jobs—to protect your home’s interior from water damage, deflect sunlight, block heavy winds, etc.—they’re not created equal. What are some of the differences and how do you know...

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Vinyl Windows – A Performance Overview

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Vinyl Windows – A Performance Overview There are many different types of window frame materials that homeowners can choose from: aluminum, composite, fiberglass, wood, and vinyl. All of these materials can add value to your home and be a great option, but one is the most common choice among homeowners - vinyl. At U.S. Exterior by Seidel, we recommend that homeowners consider installing vinyl windows for several reasons: they’re durable, they increase energy efficiency, they’re easy to maintain, and they’re an affordable option. Continue reading to learn all about vinyl windows and a performance...

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Roofing 101: Asphalt Shingles

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Roofing 101: Asphalt Shingles There are several upsides to choosing asphalt shingles for a new roof. Easy to source, simple to install, and less expensive than wood, tile, or slate, asphalt shingles are arguably the roofing market’s most popular material. Varieties Here are some insights into these versatile, stylish, budget-friendly shingles, courtesy of U.S. Exterior by Seidel. Fiberglass Created in the 1980s, fiberglass shingles offer numerous benefits for homeowners. The term “fiberglass” is used because these shingles are composed of a woven fiberglass base. This base is covered...

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