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Exterior remodeling projects include skylights and new siding

Posted 6 March 2014 by Team Hudson

Hudson RemodelingThinking of adding skylights or updating your home’s siding this summer? Now is the time to begin planning these types of outdoor remodeling projects.

It’s a fact that both large and small home remodeling projects take time to plan. It’s always best to begin the process sooner than later, especially if the renovation is one that would benefit from being done when the weather is nice…like alterations involving roofs and siding.

Solar tubes vs. traditional skylights

If you’re looking to add skylights, two available options are traditional skylights (square or rectangle boxes inserted between ceilings and roofs) or sun tubes (cylinders that capture light and diffuse it into the room below). Both options are viable depending on the slope of your roof – you’ll just want to consider cost the direction your home faces.

Skylights do seem to have more variations that can make them visually appealing, whereas sun tubes have a very simple design.

Because sun tubes are a small dome of glass, they require less upkeep than traditional skylights, which may collect dirt and leaves as time goes on. Sun tubes are also a more cost effective alternative to skylights, mostly because installation is easier.

Consider cement fiber siding upgrades

If you’re looking to replace siding, consider fiber cement-siding which is a mix of wood pulp and Portland cement (the most common type of cement).

This type of siding requires minimal upkeep, is resilient, and can often be an affordable option when compared to other products.

Fiber cement-siding products can give the look of painted wood, shingles or vertical siding. It’s a great way to keep costs down without sacrificing the aesthetics of your home.

Now is the time to schedule outdoor construction projects

Spring is the best time to sort out project design and construction schedules with your contractor. They will need adequate time to order and receive supplies and also get your project on their schedule for the summer months.

Do you have an outdoor remodeling project you would like to have done on your Bellingham or Whatcom County home this year? Contact Hudson Remodeling today to set up a consultation.