Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vinyl Siding... the BAD, the WORSE and the UGLY!

"There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey."
-John Ruskin English Author and Social Thinker

Before re-siding your home there are some things you should know about vinyl siding:

Vinyl siding has a very high rate of expansion and contraction.

Vinyl siding is very sensitive to heat (it warps and melts).

It softens and buckles at 160 degrees surface temperature.

It can't be nailed tight to a structure; therefore becomes susceptible to wind damage.

NO strength.

Vinyl siding chips, cracks and breaks easily.

It is extremely vulnerable to hail and other perils.

Styles and colors are discontinued at manufacturer's discretion.

It is very sensitive to UV rays (causing fading); replacing damaged panels to match existing color is impossible.

You get what you pay for; a cheap initial charge may cost you a lot in the long run.
Price = What you initially pay for the product (a one time expense)
Cost = Price + repairs and maintenance over the useful life of the product
Value = Usefulness, performance and benefit to you in comparison to cost (bang for your buck)

Would you put this on your home at any price?

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Family is the most important thing. The office staff at Home Specialists is thrilled to say, "HAPPY 77th BIRTHDAY" to the best dad/grandpa/father-in-law/husband in the world, John, Sr. "WE LOVE YOU!"
Pictured to the Right: John, Sr.

In two days we will also be celebrating Grandma & Grandpa's 49th Wedding Anniversary! Congratulations, John & Judy!

We're a big family full of love, laughter and character - thanks to the two pictured above. We love you both with all of our hearts!


John, Taunya, Jim, Lisa, Molly, Jimmy, Glen, Emma, Jim, Judy, Ashley and Jimmy

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Go Green! Go Steel!

Today's housing market demands conservation of our environment, so the products you put on your home should be strong, weather proof, last as long as possible and reduce your energy costs. Even better would be a product that is environmentally friendly and gives you free time for the best things life has to offer. Plus - our seamless steel siding is not only energy efficient but it also adds beauty to your home. Check our some of our before and afters!

ABC Seamless, The World's Largest Seamless Siding Company, is the original seamless siding company. We recognized when we first started siding homes that seamless steel was a superior siding product. Others have tried to imitate us, but we continue to innovate the industry. We are constantly improving our installation methods and expanding our product lines to bring you the seamless, worry and maintenance-free lifestyle that our customers enjoy.

The benefits of seamless steel siding continues beyond the walls of your home. We waste less material than other products because every panel of ABC Seamless siding is manufactured on-site to the precise measurements of your home. Our factory on wheels arrives at your home filled with large coils of steel in your chosen color and style, not filled with box after cardboard box of 12-foot pieces.

Energy-efficiency is a primary factor driving home-buying and remodeling decisions. Seamless steel siding looks great and is the beginning of a long road of savings.

The Department of Energy says nearly 33-percent of air leakage in homes comes from the walls, floors and ceilings. It also says that adding insulation to wall exteriors could cut homeowner's heating and cooling bills in half.

ABC Seamless Steel Siding, installed with our insulation, has earned the Energy Star of approval from the United States Department of Energy. This is a tremendous accomplishment that we take seriously. Together, our seamless steel siding and insulation promote energy efficiency and lasting durability to homes and businesses.