We’ve always heard that it is what’s inside that counts, and that may well be true for people. However, when it comes to your home, what’s outside is just as important.The primary function of the exterior finishes of your home is protecting everything on the inside, and sometimes those finishes need some protection of their own. For example, shingles protect the roof and parging protects the foundation.
Because exterior finishes are exposed to all the elements, all year round, they need replacement from time to time. This is especially true in harsh climates like the one here in Edmonton.
If you’re ready to make a big change, like replacing any of the exterior finishes of your home, we have a few things you should keep in mind.
Check Local Regulations
Always Choose Quality
When buying a house, common wisdom dictates that you should always buy as much house as you can afford. The same wisdom holds true when it comes to purchasing the exterior finishes that protect that house from the elements. You’ll never regret the decision to pay a little extra for higher quality materials, but you may regret the long-term implications of choosing flimsy materials further down the road.
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