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Why do you need a strong roof on your home? To support Santa's sleigh, of course! In a more realistic sense, however, a strong roof is important for your home's protection. It keeps the wind and rain outside, and it also insulates your home against the chill of winter and the heat of summer. Most people think of roofs as being made from shingles, but roofers can make a strong roof from slate, tile, metal, or an array of other materials, too. We hope that as you read this roofing blog, you gain a lot of knowledge about the profession and about roofs in general.

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Vinyl Siding Accessories to Create a Finished Look

If you want a finished and pristine look to the home, then vinyl siding can create the appearance that you desire. And, the good news is that siding contractors will use a wide variety of accessories and installations along with the basic vinyl strips to ensure style. Find out more about a few options available to you.

Mounting Blocks

Most individuals install a variety of different protrusions on the side of the home. These items can stick out like a sore thumb if they are installed directly through the vinyl panels. To combat this, your contractor can add mounting blocks. These are blocks installed into the surface of the vinyl wherever you want a light, outdoor faucet, outlet, or key box. 

The blocks come in a few different varieties, so you should inform your contractor what you want to use the block for before the installation. Surface mounts are ones flush with the vinyl and provide a solid and flat surface for smaller installations. They are ideal for lights and faucets, and they may be square or rectangular in shape. The sizes vary depending on the installation, and you will want the smallest block possible, so give the contractor the dimensions of the light or other item so this can be planned.

With electrical boxes and outlets, you can install a recessed block. These allow the box to sit deeper into the vinyl so it does not protrude from the surface once inserted. These items are usually rectangular in shape. 

Since the blocks are installed with the help of j-strips, you can release them if you decide to replace or remove the installation. This is also convenient if you need to make a repair. 

Soffit Constructions

Soffits on the home can be highlighted with special vinyl soffit constructions. The installations offer beauty and style highlights while also protecting the roof ledge from water damage. And, if you do not want to add additional vents into the surface, you can buy soffit materials that already have the vents pre-installed in them.

Soffits are flatter on the surface to ensure a more traditional look, and they often feature narrow vertical panels as well. Beaded soffits are usually an option too and can be matched to beaded or ribbed siding materials. 

Make sure that the soffits that you choose for installation are solid pieces with very few or no seams. This helps to prevent moisture from leaking into the home.

Speak to companies like Done Right Home Improvements, INC. to learn more.