These Four Things Could Make Your Vinyl Siding A Thriving Place For Mold Or Mildew

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you have vinyl siding, protecting it against mold or mildew is an important duty. Allowing either of these substances to infiltrate siding may cause structural damages or be hard to remedy, which could result in your siding needing to be replaced. This is why it is important to get vinyl siding repaired when there are visible damages that could allow moisture to enter underneath the siding. However, even if the siding is intact, it is possible that mold or mildew could form due to other overlooked contributing factors. The following are examples of other things that could contribute to mold or mildew invading your siding.  Ventilation Ducts You likely have ventilation ducts on a few areas of your roof. Some of these ducts are likely located towards the edge of the roof. These ducts need to be inspected for the presence of mold, mildew or moisture. If moisture is present, it likely means that the vents are not ventilating properly. They may need to be replaced or repaired. A moisture accumulation issue that is not addressed could lead to a future mold or mildew problem that spreads to vinyl siding. If mold or mildew is already present around the vents, it best to use a professional as a resource to determine the extent of the issue. Examples of types of ventilation vents that could cause issues are attic vents and dryer vents. Insulation Bad insulation may cause mold or mildew growth to occur and negatively impact siding. This is because both of these substances thrive in dark, cool, moist areas. If there is insufficient insulation, the ideal temperature for formation of mold and mildew could be reached. Contaminated insulation could become a breeding ground for mold and mildew and end up spreading to your siding.  Dirty Gutters If debris is allowed to collect in your rain gutters, it may result in them getting clogged. This can result in them trapping moisture. It is also possible that cracks in damaged rain gutters may allow water to travel down siding and encourage the growth of mold and mildew. To prevent potential issues from rain gutters, ensure that you keep them clean so that water can freely flow through. Routinely inspect them for damages and get them repaired accordingly.  Improper Cleaning The manner that you clean your siding can also affect the outcome of whether or not you will face a mold or mildew issue in the future. If you notice dirt or other substances accumulating on the siding, spray it off while it is still fresh to prevent the matter from becoming hardened. Pay attention to how you hold the water hose when spraying your siding. You may need to use...

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What Are Pocket Doors And Are They Helpful?

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Pocket doors are a fantastic way to have a sliding door that can disappear if you don’t want to see it. If there is not enough room for a traditional hinged or a swinging door, the pocket door fits the bill. This type of door is available in double and single door versions, depending on the area that you want to close away from the rest of the rooms. It is usually suspended by rollers on a track overhead, but some models have guides on the floor. It all depends on the style desired by the owner. Advantages If the home has a small bathroom with limited wall space for a traditional door, a pocket door is ideal. The door doesn’t seal as tight as a traditional door. It can serve as a closet or connection between two spaces, or as a divider. The door panel can have a mirror on one side for convenience. A kitchen nook or office can have more privacy. The door can be an accent piece for the kitchen as a contrast marking a separation point. A good noise barrier, such as children playing loudly. Partial pocket doors can be used as a gate for children and dogs. Different styles are available, including flat panel, raised, or glass French-style doors. Disadvantages Wall structures are compromised because the door sits where wall studs are located. The wall has to be wide enough to accommodate the pocket door. It may be hard to roll and difficult to lock out children or small members of the family. The small wheels may seize making the door hard or impossible to move. On some doors, the handles on the door are not easy to use. You have to use a recessed or flush handle with only a fingertip hold. Utilities such as plumbing, heating, and electrical wiring needs to be rerouted around the door. The doors are difficult to add at a later time. It is sometimes difficult to repair or replace the hardware and hidden components. Locating compatible replacement parts may be difficult. You have to lubricate the doors to keep them operating correctly. Ultimately, you now have the facts and it will depend on what style of door you choose. It is best to install the pocket doors while the home is under construction because of its unique design. Many styles can be used and as with any door, it depends on how you want to decorate your home and your lifestyle needs. For more information about doors, contact a business such as Crawford Door Sales Of Nevada...

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