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Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

Renovating Your Home While Eliminating The Risk Of Asbestos

by Kent George

Remodeling is a great way to upgrade your home. Whether you're looking to expand the size of your bedroom or transform an outdated kitchen, many homeowners embark on the remodeling journey. While renovations are primarily considered a cosmetic issue, if you're not careful, a home renovation can also be dangerous to your health. This is particularity true when it comes to asbestos. Familiarizing yourself with this concern, its risks, and prevention tools is vital to your family's safety.


Asbestos is a fibrous mineral used in a number of different materials. Given its ability to naturally withstand both chemical reactions and fire, this material is often used in the automotive and construction industries. However, builders have been phasing out this material for years because of health issues. When an individual is exposed to asbestos, they are at an increased risk of developing asbestosis--an inflammatory lung condition.


Asbestosis is defined as a chronic lung disease. This condition develops when an individual inhales fibers from asbestos-based products. With this condition, scarring of the lungs, excessive coughing, and shortness of breath are just some of the symptoms you might experience. Even more alarming is that the symptoms of this condition aren't always immediately noticeable. For some people, the onset is immediate and for others, it could take several years for it to show signs. Given this fact, preventing asbestosis is crucial.


Inspection. Have your home inspected. Before beginning your renovation project, find out if your home actually contains asbestos. An inspector can help you with this. In the event that asbestos is found, it's best to put your project on hold. You first want to work with an asbestos abatement professional, like IRS Environmental of WA Inc. Asbestos abatement professionals safely remove asbestos from your home. Depending on its location, the asbestos-containing material may remain in your home, but be encapsulated or encased to prevent any risk.

Work carefully. Even with an inspection, there's the risk that there could be an undetected area of asbestos in your home. Even if you're planning on completing the project on your own, it's best to allow a professional to come in and perform the demolition process for you and remove the old materials. A demo professional will keep these materials isolated and sealed off so that there is no risk of spreading any potentially dangerous fibers around your home.

Before you embark on your next remodeling project, make certain you are keeping safety a priority. Working with an asbestos abatement professional is how you can accomplish this goal.