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    Universal Windows Direct Hires New Director of Media – PR Web - March 5, 2020 by admin

    CLEVELAND (PRWEB) March 04, 2020

    Universal Windows Direct, the nations fastest-growing replacement window company, recently hired a new Director of Media. Christine Wills brings a vast amount of media experience to the team, including working for WEWS TV5 and WKYC TV3 for 14 years combined. Wills experience is an essential addition to the corporate team at Universal Windows Direct as she oversees initiatives such as TV, radio, and other media.

    My goal is to change the media landscape for Universal Windows Direct across all markets, said Wills. I look forward to the journey as we embark to bring all media in-house.

    Wills was born and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, spending the majority of her life in Brecksville and Broadview Heights. She has a BBA in Marketing from Kent State University as well as a real estate license. Her well-rounded background and excitement for the Director of Media position made her the perfect candidate for the role.

    I was so excited and feel so blessed to have been chosen for the position of Director of Media, said Wills. I took this job because I saw how this company was changing and growing, and I wanted to be a part of that growth and change.

    Universal Windows Direct is currently at spot number 10 in the nation on Qualified Remodelers Top 500. It also achieved spot number 870 on Inc.s 5000. The company experienced revenue growth of 489% over the last year and it opened numerous new locations around the country.

    The mission of Universal Windows Direct is constant and never-ending improvement, providing its employees with a challenging workplace to grow professionally and personally. On the customer side, the company provides exterior remodeling products that improve the quality of homes and lives, all at the best market prices.

    With a new Director of Media on staff, Universal Windows Direct looks forward to blazing trails in the industry throughout 2020 and beyond.

    About Universal Windows DirectUniversal Windows Direct is an exterior renovation company based out of Cleveland, Ohio. It was founded in 2002 by William Barr and Michael Strmac, who had a mission to provide the highest quality home improvement products at the best market prices possible. Today, Universal Windows Direct is one of the fastest-growing home improvement companies in the country. The company offers exclusive UniShield replacement windows, UniShield vinyl siding, entry doors, and roofing.

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    A Slice of the Fulton Fish Market Gets A New Life – The New York Times - March 5, 2020 by admin

    When is a historic old building not a historic old building? When its a historic new building.

    The 1907 Tin Building, one of two surviving major structures of the celebrated Fulton Fish Market and the only one of the pair within a designated historic district, was painstakingly disassembled in 2018 and is now being recreated 32 feet east of its original location.

    Thirteen years after the fish market was shuttered and moved to Hunts Point in the Bronx, more than 300 pieces of the utilitarian, neoclassical marketplace were salvaged and cataloged for reference or reuse by the Howard Hughes Corporation, the leaseholder of Pier 17 at South Street Seaport.

    From the early 1800s until its closing in 2005, the bustling, odoriferous Fulton Fish Market was an integral part of the working East River waterfront that helped make New York City the powerhouse mercantile center of the United States. With fish arriving first by schooner and sloop and later by refrigerated truck, the venerable wholesale market grew to be the largest of its kind in the country, its nocturnal fishmongers hawking their wares through the wee hours as workers with hand trucks wended their way among alternating pockets of light and shadow on South Street.

    After a complete reconstruction of Pier 17, a building of the same size and profile as the Tin Building is currently taking shape there. Yet this three-story edifice is not the reassembled Tin Building but rather a brand-new structure a meticulous replica that incorporates 92 salvaged elements of the storied relic but is otherwise composed of new materials on a new site, with a new interior configuration and new entrances on its eastern facade. In addition to being moved eastward, the building has also been raised six and a half feet to protect it from flooding. It is more Son of the Tin Building than the Tin Building itself.

    Its a brand-new building with some historic detailing left that harkens back to what it was originally, said Cory Rouillard, an associate partner at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, a historic preservation consultant on the project. She added that some of the salvaged pieces that were not reused in the new structure provided valuable information for the fabricators manufacturing replicated elements.

    The Tin Building, an unfussy fish distribution center clad in corrugated metal and crowned by three ornamented pediments, was the fourth fish market building to occupy the stretch of waterfront between Beekman and Fulton Streets, bounded by what came to be called Piers 17 and 18.

    The first was a one-story wooden shed built after an 1834 petition before the citys board of aldermen. The second, also a shed, stood upright by virtue of a few iron nails and a liberal plaster of fish oils, according to the seaport historian Ellen Rosebrock. The third, constructed in 1869 by the newly formed Fulton Market Fishmongers Association, was a two-story and loft structure topped with a spiffy cupola and a brass weather vane on which a bluefish swam the air currents.

    When the Tin Building an archaic misnomer, as the market was actually sheathed in galvanized steel replaced it, the efficiency of the new structures design was greeted with giddy celebration by the fishmonger cognoscenti. For perfection of sanitary arrangements, shipping facilities and conveniences of all kinds, declared The Fishing Gazette, there is no market of any kind in the world which is quite its equal.

    In the last 25 years, the resilient old building came under repeated assault from three of the four elements: fire, water and air. A 1995 blaze ravaged it, and after a partial restoration and the fish markets departure in 2005 for the Bronx, the vacated structure was flooded in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy.

    The Tin Building also weathered controversial development proposals. One, pushed by General Growth Properties, Pier 17s previous leaseholder, and rebuffed in 2008 by the Landmarks Preservation Commission amid fierce neighborhood opposition, would have moved the old structure to the eastern end of the pier in favor of a new mixed-use complex that included a 42-story tower just outside the historic district. A later plan that also foundered and was put forth by Howard Hughes, included a 50-story condominium tower, later shaved to 43 stories, at the foot of Beekman Street that iteration also would have reconstructed the Tin Building some 30 feet east of its original site.

    The current Tin Building project has not been free of controversy. Indeed, depending on ones views on the citys eternal struggle between development and preservation, the new Tin Building represents either the keystone of a revitalized Pier 17 and South Street Seaport district or the loss of an important physical vestige of the citys thriving past as a maritime commercial center. Or both.

    The Tin Building is really the linchpin for the seaport, connecting the historic district and this historic building out to Pier 17, said Saul Scherl, the president of the New York tristate region for Howard Hughes. Its completing the missing hole in the middle. The historic district boundary runs jigsaw fashion through the pier, with the Tin Building lying within the protected area.

    In 2013, Howard Hughes demolished the touristy Pier 17 shopping mall and replaced it with a sleek new four-story Pier 17 Building designed by SHoP Architects, which opened in 2018. Intended to attract New Yorkers, including the many nearby millennial residents, the 212,000-square-foot structure contains a rooftop event space, broadcast studios and restaurants like the Fulton by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

    The new Tin Building, also designed by SHoP, will be a 53,000-square-foot marketplace under Mr. Vongerichtens direction. In a nod to the fishmonger days, seafood will be purveyed, along with meats, cheese and produce, on the first two floors, which will be connected by an escalator. The third floor will be the commissary, where foods are prepared and stored.

    The original Tin Building had long hunkered in the shadow of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive viaduct, which in 1954 was built rather rudely just two feet above the market buildings cast-iron-and-steel canopy on South Street. The developers main rationale for constructing the new Tin Building nearly 11 yards from the site of its progenitor was to raise the structure one foot above the 100-year floodplain, which would have been impossible on the original site because of the looming obstruction of the F.D.R. Drive above it. The move also opened up views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the East River esplanade.

    Preservation groups were divided on the projects merits.

    Although most of the buildings original fabric had been lost over the decades, the Municipal Art Society maintained that the structure should have been restored in situ using as much of the original material or surviving vintage replacement material as possible.

    Whats happened over all over the decades in the seaport is a commodification and Disneyfication of its history, and the market continuing as a functioning fish market till 2005 can communicate some of that history to a visitor, said Tara Kelly, the groups vice president of policy and programs. Moving the market was a real loss to that neighborhood, and then moving the Tin Building is death by a thousand cuts.

    The dismantling of the Tin Building and its replication on a new site has been a rare and extreme intervention for a structure within a historic district. Previously, only one other building relocation in such a district had been permitted by the landmarks commission. In 2008, the Hamilton Grange was moved within the Hamilton Heights Historic District from an awkward site on Convent Avenue to St. Nicholas Park.

    In the case of the Tin Building, the commission determined that its relocation and elevation would substantially improve the resiliency of the reconstructed building and its site, and support its long-term preservation, said Zodet Negrn, a commission spokeswoman.

    But Ms. Kelly maintained that the bar for relocation should be higher for buildings in historic districts. A building like the Tin Building within the context of the South Street Seaport Historic District in its location is important to maintain and protect because we have collectively all decided that its special by giving it this recognition, she said. So its not like any other building whose context can change and whose physical components can change without a very thorough and intentional process.

    Alex Herrera, the director of preservation services at the New York Landmarks Conservancy, said that given all the damage the long-suffering Tin Building had endured, its a miracle it survived at all.

    In a departure from the conservancys usual opposition to relocating historic buildings, the group supported the Tin Building project because it believed that the serious deterioration of the underlying pier had required the market structures disassembly.

    This building has been built and rebuilt and rebuilt many times, so at this point the history aspect is the memory of it, Mr. Herrera said. Its redolent of the maritime commerce that the South Street Seaport was all about.

    The original Tin Building was built by the Berlin Construction Company of Berlin, Conn., on a platform pier abutting the land. The full blocklong frontage of its ground floor was open to South Street during business hours, while rear doors on the water side gave access to fish cars, floating wooden containers where live fish were kept. (In 1945, the cars were replaced by a refrigerated shed, and in the 1980s a new, wider Pier 17 was built between what had been Piers 17 and 18, cutting off the buildings direct connection to the river.)

    From earliest morn until after three oclock in the afternoon, wagons are stacked up in front of the market so deep that it is almost impossible to gain a passage through the tangle, reported the Fishing Gazette in 1907. There are heavy trucks bringing loads of fish from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts and the Great Lakes of this country and Canada, and express wagons taking loads of fish which are shipped to all parts of the compass.

    The market building was supported by a grid of slender cast-iron columns. The columns running east to west on the high-ceilinged ground floor separated the 18 fishmongers stalls, and each dealer had an office on a mezzanine at the rear. The second floor was used for dressing rooms and the third for storage of barrels and boxes.

    In 1939, the fish market was expanded into a New Market Building northeast of the Tin Building. While great quantities of fish had been delivered by boat during the Tin Buildings early years, a report commissioned by the city noted that by 1953 some 90 percent arrived by truck.

    Naima Rauam, a painter who from 1997 to 2005 kept a studio in the Tin Building in a second-floor storage space that she sublet from the Blue Ribbon Fish Company, made a close study of the structure.

    During off hours it had this deep, dark mood, and it had a very refined feel, spare but graceful, said Ms. Rauam, who was the buildings only tenant not working in the fish trade. But five nights a week, from around midnight to dawn, it was a sea of blazingly bright lights, brighter than Times Square, so guys could work and commerce could take place.

    In latter years, the columns of the selling floor were painted red, which Ms. Rauam said lent them a certain joyousness.

    The buildings distinctive canopy, under which mini forklifts called hi-los deposited pallets of fish, was neither straight nor strong during the Fulton Fish Markets twilight years.

    It had a gentle S-curve, Ms. Rauam said. There was a sense of stoic tiredness to it from a century of sheltering the fish from rain and snow.

    Most of the cast-iron columns of that original canopy, as well as its steel beams and trusses, were salvaged and later reassembled, making that overhang the most intact historical component of the new Tin Building.

    The cataloging of the salvaged columns helped the design team understand the typology of this gritty commercial building, with its 19 rows of columns running six deep from front to back. Of the 114 original columns, 32 have been incorporated into the new building. Behind the row of mostly original canopy columns, a second row was arranged by alternating the rough-surfaced original cast-iron columns with smooth steel replications.

    At the rear of the ground floor, a mock mezzanine with a row of windows will recall the historic look of the old fish dealers offices.

    By and large, the new Tin Building uses new materials. Whereas the original edifice was supported by steel beams atop the cast-iron columns, the new one is a modern steel-framed building with structural steel studs.

    The corrugated exterior panels were originally made of galvanized steel, and a 2007 survey estimated that perhaps 30 percent survived. But rather than retain that material, the developer chose to replicate the siding in more durable aluminum.

    What was fascinating is taking a building that was never precious in the first place and being really careful about what was there so we can hang on to that knowledge, said Ms. Rouillard, the preservation consultant.

    Though much of the corrugated exterior was covered with new paneling after the 1995 fire, Ms. Rouillard said that her team found little time capsules of the original cladding behind the 1940s refrigeration unit that had been built along the eastern exterior wall. Documenting these relics helped the team replicate the amplitude and frequency of the corrugations. To estimate the panel widths, they consulted an 1890 trade catalog.

    Most of the fabric of the original galvanized-steel pilasters survived, but these too were put aside and meticulously replicated in aluminum, as were the pediments and the cornice, which had been lost in the fire and replaced by fiberglass facsimiles. The intricate pediment ornamentation was recreated from stamped zinc, as on the original building.

    A 2021 opening is planned, and as it happens, this is not the first time that a fish market structure has been moved from the site fronting South Street that the Tin Building occupied for more than a century. To make way for the Tin Building, its predecessor was temporarily relocated nearby in the late 1800s, and scheduled for demolition upon its successors completion.

    When the Tin Building opened its doors in 1907, a man named Windy Donnelly mused about the doomed old market building in the pages of The Evening Post: The guy who wrote Destroy not the ancient landmark, will have a fit when he sees that old building, to the north of this new shack, a week from today.

    But the case of the new marketplace under construction this winter on Pier 17 is more complex. It is anybodys guess whether that preservationist of yore would have considered the current Tin Building project the destruction of an ancient landmark or simply a happy reincarnation.

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    Hutchinson building permits – News – The Hutchinson News - December 5, 2019 by admin

    Fire sprinkler extension into non-sprinkled portion of the building 3201 E 11th Ave.,$27,100, Pryor Automatic Fie Sprinkler Inc.

    Deck on mobile home (front & back) 1707 E Blanchard Ave.Lot 47,$800, Meitner Fence and Deck

    Replace siding 1527 N Dixie St.,$6,000, Roger Erteld Construction

    Replace siding 3306 N Waldron St.,$6,000, Stephenson, Gail J. and Daniel

    Replacement windows 9 29th Ct.,$4,946, Woodbridge Home Exteriors

    Reroof 114 N Monroe St.,$2,787, DH Home Improvement

    Tear-off and reroof 1403 W 11th Ave.,$7,100, AllStar Roofing Inc.

    Interior remodel 101 E Campbell St.,$6,000, Dominguez, Fernando

    Re-roof 817 N Maple St.,$5,000, Saviers-Oxnard Clinc LTD

    Tear-off and reroof 521 W Sherman Ave.,$7,800, Preferred Roofing & Guttering

    Replacement windows 811 W 25th Ave.,$20,330, PDQ Construction Inc.

    Exterior remodel, metal roofing, windows, siding, walls and garage door 501 Cloverdale Dr.,$15,000, Richardson, Joy and Joseph II

    Kitchen remodel 1310 E 7th Ave.,$8,000, Moreno, Jose Arturo Salazar and Mendoza, Juana Maria.

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    Restoration Builders Continues its Explosive Growth with the Acquisition of Chicago-Based NRC Roofing and Restoration – Yahoo Finance - December 5, 2019 by admin

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Restoration Builders, Inc.("Restoration Builders" or "The Company") today announced another asset acquisition as it adds Chicago-based NRC Roofing and Restoration, LLC. ("NRC") to its rapidly growing network.

    The insurance restoration industry has exploded to $210B+. Restoration Builders, Inc. was founded in 2017 in response to this massive growth and increasing demand. Over the past two years, they've focused on consolidating existing repair and restoration companies, which are located throughout the United States. To date, The Company has acquired 15 privately held businesses with projected revenue that will top $100 Million in 2019.

    MichaelFlores had been working in the financial industry when the economy took a downturn. He was quickly recruited by a roofing and siding company. While he felt he'd found his niche, he noticed the pain points of the roofing industry. Often, he witnessed a communication breakdown between the property owner, the insurance company, and the contractor. As a result, some insurance claims started and ended in confusion, missteps, and a loss of confidence in the contractor.That experience motivated Michaelto create a roofing company that operated with integrity one that homeowners and employees alike could trust and count on.

    NRC launched in 2010 out of Michael's Chicago apartment, with just two employees. Today, the company has grown to a team of 100 employees and contractors collaboratively working under the multifaceted NRC organization. This group that has generated over $100 million in revenue and restored more than 7,500 properties to their original condition or better from weather-related damage.The NRC team lives by their motto: they're not satisfied until their clients are satisfied.

    "It is my great pleasure to welcome NRC to the team," commented John Lorenz, Chairman and CEO of Restoration Builders, Inc. "Michael and his results-driven team built a restoration company that takes care of client's homes with the same level of care and detail that they would give to their own property. Their core values of commitment, teamwork, respect, integrity and professionalism align perfectly with what the Restoration Builders network is all about."

    Of the $49 Billion roofing contractors' industry, the roofing repair sector is among the fastest-growing. It is currently fragmented and primarily comprised of local, privately held companies. The majority of roofing customers are insurance policy holders using their coverage to fund a repair or replacement.

    About Restoration Builders, Inc. Restoration Builders is a residential and commercial contractor operating within the United States. Their mission is to protect, restore and build properties, strengthen families and support the community. They are committed locally and ready to serve wide scale for disaster response. To learn more, please visit their website at

    About NRC Roofing and Restoration, LLC. NRC is committed to integrity, excellence, high-quality workmanship, and pride themselves on delivering the highest level of customer service from the initial inspection to the final walk-through.

    From roof inspections and minor repairs, to complex roofing systems and an array of service & maintenance programs, NRC Roofing and Restoration brings a level of expertise and experience invaluable to team members they employ, the customers they serve, and the partners they work with. To learn more, please visit:

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    ‘Free Daniel Stendel’ Hearts backed by Barnsley fans in compensation wrangle over new boss – Daily Record - December 5, 2019 by admin

    Hearts' appointment of Daniel Stendel has been delayed due to a last-minute demand for compensation from former club Barnsley, but it seems their fans are siding with the Jambos.

    The deal to make the German Craig Leveins successor has been agreed, but Ann Budge must come to an arrangement with the Tykes over any potential payment before he can be confirmed in the Tynecastle hot seat.

    Its been five weeks since Levein was relieved of his duties and fans have grown frustrated at the length of time being taken to appoint a replacement.

    The wait was expected to be over this week, but Barnsley co-chairman Paul Conways assertion that they will be due money from the Edinburgh club after Stendel is appointed has held things up a little longer.

    We still have a valid contract with Daniel Stendel until the end of the season, he told the Daily Mail. There is already a tampering issue with us concerning his existing contract.

    And if anybody else is tampering with our rights, we are going to expect compensation.

    It seems Barnsley fans are just as annoyed at their board as some Hearts fans following the late claim. Conways popularity is already low in South Yorkshire after he got rid of fans favourite Stendel in October.

    And this latest move hasnt gone down well with them either, with many keen to see Stendel succeed even though hes left. Theyve not been shy in criticising Conway for his claim online.

    Redhelen posted: So why compensation then as we're not losing out financially? Its not as though we have no manager, the owners wanted this change.

    lk311 added: It does feel like either penny pinching or bloody mindness but from a legal standpoint they are right.

    "As you said later most companies would be glad to get him off payroll (unless there is a strategic aspect).

    Some feel Stendel is been treated poorly after what he achieved at Oakwell, on yer tyke wrote: They must really hate Stendel these owners, sacked him and now holding off his career.

    Surely for what he's done for this football club, earning the club 6 million in just promotion prize money not to mention the coaching of players to shoot up their sell on fees. You'd think the club would just give the man his money and let him get on with his career.

    Others believe this could be the reason for the short and sharp announcement of Stendels departure, without the usual platitudes usually seen when a manager departs.

    KFC questioned: I guess it helps to explain the utterly bizarre statement that they 'separated' with Stendel, rather than any of the usual terms above, but what other options are there?

    If as others have suggested they put him on 'gardening leave' and still have him on the payroll, then why wouldn't all clubs do that when sacking a manager, so that they could gain compensation when they want to go elsewhere?

    "There'd have to be some exceptional circumstances here would there not?

    Stendel had planned to be at Tynecastle for Wednesday nights Scottish Premiership clash against Livingston, but that now wont be the case given the latest developments.

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    34 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Auburn Area – Lake Geneva Regional News - November 28, 2019 by admin

    Spectacular Buck Point water front estate on Owasco Lake. This home offer 180' of waterfront, custom kitchen with granite, stainless steel appliances, six burner gas stove, island, in-floor radiant heat abundance of windows and french doors overlooking patio and the lake. Formal living with pine plank floors, wood burning FP with hand painted antique tiles, formal dining with wood burning FP with marble surround, office with imported wood moldings and FP, full in-law apartment with full kitchen and bath, two FP. Second level has seven bedroom two full baths, and master suite with vaulted ceilings,master bath, and private deck overlooking the lake. Enclosed pool house with in-ground heated pool and stamped concrete surround, two changing rooms and full bath. Entertainers dream home.

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    2019 House Siding Costs | Average Prices To Replace & Reside - November 23, 2019 by admin

    Siding Cost

    The average cost to side a house ranges from $4,300 to $15,700, or $3 to $11 per square foot depending on the size of home and materials used. Vinyl siding prices average $7,100 for a 2,000 square foot home. The cost to replace siding will add $1,000 to $3,000 for the removal of existing siding.

    Despite the costs, replacing the exterior siding on your home can update and increase the value of your home, add curb appeal, and make it more attractive to buyers. The biggest reason to install siding is to keep out moisturekeeping your home dry and free from rot and mold goes a long way to keeping you and your family healthy.

    You can install siding on the exterior of your home with any number of different materials, from aluminum to stone. With such a wide variety of sidings to choose from, the siding cost will vary widely, but youre assured of finding a quality siding that will fit your budget. Let's take a look at all the siding options and their prices.

    House siding installation costs from $3,000 to $26,000 with most homeowners spending between $4,293 and $15,741. New siding costs range from $1 to $13 per square foot depending on the size and shape of the home and the siding materials selected.

    Its cost-effective to hire professional siding contractors who have the knowledge and experience to install it properly and efficiently. They have all the right equipment, tools, working method, and will save you money in the long run.

    Siding costs between $3 and $11 per square foot with most homeowners spending from $3 to $8 for professional installation. Siding is sold on a per-square basis (100 square feet) with prices ranging from $300 to $1,100.

    The chart below is based on a house being a perfect square and one story. Your home could be very long on one side and short on the other, thereby giving you completely different numbers, because the perimeter is so different. Without precise measurements, it can be hard to estimate exterior square footage.

    The cost of siding materials ranges from $0.73 to $14.45 per square foot with most homeowners spending about $2. Vinyl, aluminum, wood, stucco, and fiber cement siding each cost $1 to $3 per square foot on average. More expensive options are brick and stone at $9 per square foot.

    Labor costs to install siding range from $0.94 to $1.94 per square foot for vinyl, wood, aluminum, and fiber cement. The more expensive labor costs of brick, stucco, or stone range from $3 to $13 per square foot.

    Labor prices are mainly related to the difficulty or ease of cutting, nailing, or applying the material in use. There are many additional costs per linear foot for adding trim, foam backing, corners, drip caps, soffits, fascia, channel supports, and starter supports. The prices below are for installing the siding boards alone.

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    The average cost to replace siding on your home is $5,000 to $12,000 because of adding in the expense of $1,000 to $3,000 for removal and disposal of the old siding. This cost will vary depending on the size of the home, the type of siding used, and how much labor costs are, plus the additional cost factors mentioned above. Siding replacement will improve the resale value of your home.

    The average cost to reside a 2,000 square foot house is $7,000 for vinyl, $8,000 for stucco, $6,000 for wood, and $15,000 for brick. Add about 35% to the removal cost if you have a two-story home, plus more for each awning, canopy, storm window or door, gutters, and pair of shutters that must be removed and then reinstalled. Add more again for all the accessories needed and additional work on corners, trim, and soffits. The residing prices below include all the extra expenses.

    Siding prices are calculated based on a few different factors.

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    Before starting on your exterior siding project, it's a good idea to get a rough estimate of your overall cost first.

    You can use an online siding calculator or estimate what it might cost to reside your home by doing some careful measuring yourself. If you have the blueprints from your house, you can figure out the exterior square footage quite nicely from those instead.

    Area of a square or rectangle = height by width

    Area of a triangle = highest height by width divided by 2

    Siding is sold on a per square basis where each square is 100 square feet. Calculating will help determine how much siding youll need, but there are also the supporting aspects of installing the siding. For example, when installing vinyl siding, you will need starter strips, J-channel trim, under sill trim, and utility trim. Youll also need the insulation wrap and the tape to secure that wrap, and nails to put up the panels of vinyl siding.

    Now that you have a rough estimate of your home's siding needs, let's compare different materials and pricing for your siding job.

    Vinyl siding prices run between $3 and $11 per square foot installed or $5,000 to $16,000 for a 2,000-square-foot house, but your final cost depends on the quality of siding you choose. Vinyl siding prices are tied to the thickness of each panel, with the thicker panels being more expensive but also more durable. Vinyl siding is manufactured with color throughout the panel, so that scratches wont show.

    Vinyl siding installation costs $0.90 to $1.20 per square foot for labor. Here are the average material costs from Menards, Home Depot, and Lowes:

    Vinyl siding is the least expensive siding product, and it is also not expensive to install, but the higher-priced vinyl is not always the best quality vinyl. The best quality vinyl is the thickest product at .052, compared to the lowest quality with a thickness of .040. Vinyl siding comes in many colors and textures, and many times a custom color can be made at little to no extra cost.

    Vinyl siding requires little in the way of maintenance. It never needs sanding, painting, or sealing. The only thing it needs is an occasional spray with the hose to wash off accumulated dust and dirt. A yearly cleaning with a soft brush and a water/vinegar solution will take care of most mold and mildew.

    Wood siding costs between $2 and $6 per square foot installed or from $3,000 to $8,000 for a 2,000-square-foot house. Wood siding is warm and classic, usually seen in the form of clapboard or cedar shakes; and its very long lasting, as long as its properly maintained. Its also an eco-friendly choice, as most siding is harvested from sustainable forests. If youre concerned about the eco-impact, check to see if the Forest Stewardship Council certifies the company that makes the siding.

    Wood siding is the siding of choice for many people, but it does require regular maintenance. The recommendation is:

    Staining the wood protects it from moisture damage. If the paint is not sealed (with a clear sealer), it can crack and peel, which lets moisture in, and thats when the damage begins.

    Its easy enough to change the color of your home if its painted, you just choose a new color and paint the house. However, if you stain the wood one color, its nearly impossible to change the color with a new stain. Stain penetrates the wood, permanently changing the color of the wood and protecting it from moisture.

    Cedar shake siding costs between $4 and $8 per square foot installed. A typical 2,000-square-foot, one-story house will cost $5,700 to $11,500 for professional installation. Cedar shakes come in several natural colors, depending on which kind of cedar tree it's cut from. They are naturally resistant to pests and mold and do not need to be painted, although they should be sealed.

    While cedar siding can be left untreated for a more natural look, in some climates this may leave the wood susceptible to mold or pests, after time. It is an expensive option for siding, but the beauty of it is unsurpassed. Cedar shake siding is chosen by the consumer more concerned with the look of the home rather than the bottom line. Installation is also more expensive.

    Composite and engineered wood siding costs from $2 to $4 per square foot on average not including installation. Prices range between $4,750 to $9,450 to replace siding on a 2,000 square foot 2-story home. Composite is very strong and durable, withstanding most weather conditions, even extreme heat or cold. Engineered wood siding or composite siding gives the beauty of wood without the maintenance work of sanding, painting, sealing, and staining.

    Engineered wood is a viable alternative to the cost and maintenance of real wood siding. It looks more like real wood than vinyl and is stronger and more durable. Engineered wood siding will never deal with pests or mold and mildew. Excellent warranties are available, many going up to 3050 years, and are transferable to new owners if you sell your home. Eco-aware consumers will appreciate the fact that engineered siding is made from wood scraps and waste, ensuring every part of the tree is used and not discarded.

    Aluminum siding costs $5 to $9 per square foot, including installation, and the average 2,000-square-foot home will cost $4,000 to $16,000 total. Aluminum is the next cheapest siding option to vinyl. It comes in flat or corrugated sheets. Its possible the new aluminum siding might be installed over your old siding, thereby saving you some money. Check with your contractor.

    An affordable option for siding your home, it may not be the most attractive option with its metal look. Aluminum siding gives an industrial appearance and may be better used on commercial buildings than on private homes. It requires little maintenance besides a yearly washing off with water. Stains can easily be soft-scrubbed off with soapy water.

    Metal siding costs $2.04 to $9.60 per square foot for just the materials or $3.50 to $9.50 per square foot installed. A 2,000-square foot house will cost about $10,000 to $15,000 to reside. Pricing depends on how thick it is and how its designed, plus insulation.

    Metal is strong and durable. The steel used in siding is 100% recyclable, and it is nearly maintenance free, only needing a wash with a hose once a year or so. While homeowners do not usually desire metal siding to have rust spots, there is metal siding that is purposely rusted for the architectural element factor, called Corten Steel Siding. This siding also comes in corrugated forms.

    While considered to be nearly maintenance free, steel siding can be given a coat of rust-resistant compoundespecially good if you live in a humid or coastal climate. It is stronger and more durable than aluminum siding. Steel siding is textured to mimic wood grain, but it is still steel and will look like it.

    Stucco siding costs $4 to $7 per square foot installed with most homeowners spending $6,000 to $11,000 for a typical 2,000 square foot house. Stucco is considered a green product because it is comprised of all-natural products. It is very durable, and if well-maintained, it can last decades. Traditional stucco is made of cement, sand, or lime, but todays stucco can have an added epoxy to eliminate cracking and chips.

    A good stucco installer can be hard to find, and there can be a lot of prep work that needs to be done before the stucco can be applied. You cannot put stucco over existing siding. You can add color to the final layer of stucco and eliminate the need for painting. Stucco can also be painted over if you change your mind.

    Fiber cement siding (Hardie Plank) costs $5 to $11 per square foot installed. The average 2,000 square foot house will cost $7,000 to $16,000 to side with fiber cement. Its made of wood pulp, cement, clay, and sand, which gives it an eco-friendly reputation. It can be molded to look like any type of sidingshingles, stucco, masonry, or wood. You can paint it, and a variety of textures are available.

    Fiber cement siding should be treated much like wood. Cut ends need to be sealed, and seams need to be caulked. It should be checked every few years to see if it needs to be re-caulked in order to keep moisture out. Keep the siding clean (use a garden hose to wash off dust and dirt) to avoid problems with mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are unlikely to happen, but if enough dirt accumulates, the odds go up.

    Brick siding costs $7 to $15 per square foot to install while stone siding costs $17 to $30 per square installed. The average 2,000 sqft. home will cost $10,000 to $42,000 to side with brick or stone. This is for a brick veneer, not a brick or stone house built brick by brick. You can also use faux brick or stone siding as an architectural element, which will cut your cost while still giving you the look of brick or stone.

    Real Brick & Stone Siding

    Faux Brick & Stone Siding

    Both siding and faux siding options of brick and stone are more cost effective than a full brick or stone installation, but they are still expensive when compared to other siding options. Neither one requires any great level of maintenance besides a twice-yearly washing with the hose. They are both classic looks on the homes exterior and present a solid appearance. Solid stone and brick homes can last for centuries. They also act as an additional layer of insulation and protect the home from noise pollution.

    Board and batten siding costs between $480 and $740 per square. The average home will cost from $7,000 to $11,000 for siding materials alone. A simple but classic type of siding, its typically constructed from real wood, but it can also be built from engineered wood, saving on costs. The installation is classified as simple and straightforward. Only standard woodworking tools are needed.

    Board and batten siding gives a classic look to a house, and it is making a comeback. What used to be referred to as barn siding has now reached new levels of elegance. It needs all the maintenance of real woodit must be treated, or it will mold, rot, or become victim to termites and other pests. It must be retreated every few years. If youre not into all that maintenance, this look can also be achieved with fiber cement boards.

    Concrete siding costs between $3 and $5 per square foot installed, or from $4,290 to $7,160 for an average 2,000-square-foot home. It is not fiber cement siding but plain concrete which is an excellent insulating form of siding, but its weight makes it more complicated to install.

    Concrete siding doesnt require a lot of maintenance. It should be sealed to keep moisture out, which will wick to your house. If you paint it (and it is fully paintable), it will need to be repainted as often as painted wood siding. If you keep it clean and there should be few problems with it. Concrete is very customizable and can be formed into any look you wanttiles, logs, boards. Its .

    Liquid spray-on siding costs $0.60 per square foot for the materials or about $860 to cover a 2,000-square-foot house. It is a vinyl product that doesnt need to be measured and cut; its simply sprayed on like paint. It retains its color and texture for years. Liquid spray-on siding is durable and low maintenance.

    Spray-on liquid vinyl siding is an elastic-type of covering and as such, it covers every nook and cranny, but it also moves with your house as it contracts and expands. When dry it has a glossy look, so care should be taken to keep tree branches from rubbing against it, as this will cause visible abrasions in the vinyl coating.

    Liquid vinyl siding requires little maintenance beyond a yearly washing with water. Use this time also to inspect the coating, keeping your eye on any possible cracks, peeling, or blistering.

    Insulated vinyl siding costs $4 to $12 per square foot or between $7,000 and $17,000 to install on a 2,000 sqft. home. Insulated siding combines insulation materials with sidingvinyl panels are lined with a foam backing. Also, sheathing materials can be installed beneath the new siding, against the exterior wall of the home.

    The layer of foam adds stability to the vinyl panel, making it a little easier to install. It requires very little maintenance. Whatever maintenance youd do for regular vinyl siding is sufficient for insulated vinyl siding. While insulated vinyl siding may not add a great deal of R-value to your home, the low cost can outweigh the insulation rating.

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    The cost to paint siding is the same as painting a wood-sided house at about $1.50 to $2.88 per square foot.

    Window replacement costs about $7,500 for a four-bedroom house. Replacing the siding will cost approximately $8,500 for a total of $16,000 to replace siding and windows together.

    Typically, the average cost to side a 2-story house with vinyl siding runs $4,500 to $16,000, or about 35% higher than a 1-story. This cost will vary depending on the type of siding used, but vinyl is the most common type of siding used.

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    Depending on the siding you choose and your level of experience as a DIYer, you may very well be able to replace siding yourself, saving some money. But there are definite benefits to hiring a pro, especially if you dont know how to replace siding already.

    For any home improvement job, and especially your siding project, be sure to get at least three quotes before hiring an installation professional.

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    Breakdown of 7 contaminated Fairfield sites with map – CT Insider - November 23, 2019 by admin

    FAIRFIELD There are seven locations in Fairfield currently undergoing the process of soil removal and replacement after low levels of materials including arsenic, asbestos and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were detected.

    Testing began at fields and parks across Fairfield after it was found that fill from a contaminated Public Works pile had been used during town construction projects under the management of Julian Enterprises.

    The fill pile linked to Julian Enterprises has become the subject of a criminal case, where the state has charged two town employees and Julians co-owner with illegal dumping and municipal corruption.

    Not every site where contamination was detected used fill from Julian Enterprises. Others traced contamination back to pesticide and chemical usage decades ago.

    Some sites, according to the Connecticut Department of Health, had low enough contamination levels that they were deemed safe for use, but the town decided to clean them up as a precaution.

    Below are each of the locations and a bit of information about their current status. For more information on the topic, see the links at the bottom of this story.

    1. Gould Manor Park: 655 Holland Hill Road

    Contaminated soil must be removed and disposed of at a certified facility. Then it will be filled with certified clean soil and re-tested.

    Initial cleanup has been completed. Re-tests detected elevated arsenic levels in three spots two along the fencing between the sidewalk and baseball field and one next to the pond.

    This area will be dug up and re-tested. The work should be completed in the next few weeks.

    2. Burroughs Park: 940 Burroughs Road

    Contaminated soil must be removed and disposed of at a certified facility. Then it will be filled with certified clean soil and re-tested.

    Low levels of non-friable asbestos were detected at the park.

    Soil excavation was set to be wrapped up by Nov. 16. Engineers are expected to be in the process of replacing and re-testing the soil.

    The work should be completed in the next few weeks.

    3. Jennings Elementary School: 31 Palm Drive

    Remedial action plans are in development.

    Arsenic was detected in the playgrounds chemically-treated wood siding.

    This location is next in line for cleanup, expected to begin in the next few weeks.

    4. Mill Hill Elementary School: 635 Mill Hill Terrace

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were found at the school.

    Remedial action plans are in development.

    5. Jennings Beach playground: 880 South Benson Road

    Arsenic was found at the playground.

    Remedial action plans are in development.

    6. Old Dam Road.

    There were PCBs polychlorinated biphenyl found on the road.

    Remedial action plans are in development.

    7. McKinley Elementary Schools former playground: 60 Thompson St.

    Remedial action plans are in development.

    To read more on this topic, click the links below:

    Nov. 19: Sealed documents in Fairfield dumping case confirm soil tests

    Nov. 15: Cleanup in progress at contaminated Fairfield parks, fields

    Nov. 12: Inside Kupchicks plans for bringing accountability back to Fairfield

    Nov. 1: State visits fill pile as Fairfield cleanup projects begin

    Oct. 30: Fairfield parties disagree over emails with consultant

    Oct. 29: Fairfield Health Department: More tests show Riverfield is safe

    Oct. 18: State DPH endorses remediation at 8 Fairfield sites

    Oct. 17: Remediation begins at Fairfields Gould Manor Park

    Oct. 11: Arsenic detected in chemical-treated Jennings playground frames in Fairfield

    Oct. 11: No RTM vote as Fairfield parties fail to compromise on fill pile oversight

    Oct. 8: Fairfielders disagree over use of communications consultant for fill pile matters

    Oct. 3: $1.8 million approved for Fairfield fill testing

    Oct. 3: Fairfield RTM parties clash over fill pile oversight study

    Oct. 1: Former Fairfield official, construction head plead in dumping case

    Oct. 1: Fairfield Health Department: 50 of 60 tested sites fully open

    Sept. 20: Tensions run high among Fairfield Selectmen

    Sept. 19: State prosecutor addresses Fairfield residents on dumping case

    Sept. 19: Remediation required at two new Fairfield playscapes

    Sept. 13: Map: 18 supplemental sites added to fill use list

    Sept. 13: Six Fairfield playscapes cleared for use

    Sept. 11: Seven more Fairfield school fields cleared for use

    Sept. 11: Fill pile issue gets political

    Sept. 9: Michelangelo officially terminated from Fairfield DPW

    Aug. 30: Contaminants found at six more Fairfield sites

    Aug. 30: Concerned Fairfield residents take to Facebook

    Aug. 29: Tetreau issues update on park safety, fill pile in Fairfield

    Aug. 28: BOF: Fill pile will cost town almost $1M

    Aug. 26: Contaminants found at three of eight school sites

    Aug. 22: Public meetings address fill pile concerns

    Aug. 22: Potentially contaminated Fairfield parks and fields closed pending test results

    Aug. 20: Gould Manor Park area closed for removal of arsenic, lead, asbestos

    Aug. 19: Map: Fairfield sites to be tested for contaminants

    Aug. 16: Soccer fields, playgrounds among sites to be tested for toxic fill

    Aug. 14: Gould Manor Park tests reveal contaminants, but no hazardous waste

    Aug. 9: Selectmen call for greater transparency in fill pile probe

    Aug. 9: Questions swirl around areas possibly affected by toxic fill

    Aug. 8: 2nd Fairfield official arraigned in toxic dumping scandal

    Aug. 8: Fairfield park tested for toxic materials from Julian-managed fill pile

    Aug. 6: Fairfield Public Works officials, construction company owner arrested in fill pile case

    Aug. 5: Public works director diverted bricks to home, legal documents say

    July 29: Kupchick calls on Tetreau to put public works superintendent on leave

    July 29: Fairfield police say town official took bribes to allow toxic dumping

    May 13, 2017: Fairfield seeks $3 million in suit over contaminated fill pile

    Jan. 20, 2017: PCBs, lead found at fill pile

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    How to Repair Vinyl Siding | This Old House - November 2, 2019 by admin

    In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to repair vinyl siding.


    1. Cut piece of faded siding from an inconspicuous spot to replace the damaged section; it'll better match the house than brand-new siding.2. Use framing square and utility knife to cut through face of siding.3. Pull siding away from house and cut through the bottom edge with aviation snips.4. Use zip tool to disengage top of siding from the course above.5. Lift up the course above and pull the nails holding siding to wall.6. Cut out the damaged piece of siding, leaving a space 2 inches shorter than the replacement piece.7. Use the snips to cut away about two inches of the top nailing strip and the bottom J-profile from both ends of the replacement piece.8. Install the replacement piece over the existing siding, and attach with roofing nails.9. Slide the zip tool along the bottom edge to engage the new piece with the course below.10. Install the new piece of siding to inconspicuous place where patch was cut out.See products and services from this episode.

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    Windows, Siding, Doors and Garage Doors from Feldco - October 17, 2019 by admin

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    You dont have to spend a fortune on your exterior home renovation project. We offer high quality, energy efficient windows, vinyl siding, and exterior doors at affordable prices.

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