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New siding can protect your home and up its curb appeal. (Elite Exteriors photo)

Window and siding technology

SPONSORED - Seattle is rainy. Except for the beautiful past few summers we've been having, your home is being slammed by rain for eight to ten months of the year. The best way to protect your home, Pete says, is by having good siding and windows. John Ramsdell from Elite Exteriors talks to Pete about how having quality siding can make the difference in your home.

John says if you still have siding from the Louisiana Pacific siding recall, you can still salvage some of that investment. Rather than replace the siding on your whole house, you can replace the siding on just the sides that are receiving most of the weather or have the most damage. He also adds that you can add a waterproof layer to protect the siding.

Determining if your siding is too far gone, John says, depends on the construction practices of the original siding installer. "A lot of the houses that were built in the 80s and 90s had no subwall sheeting installed on them, so they installed tar paper - if they were lucky - and then installed LP siding or other siding directly onto the two-by-four studs." This can lead to potential water damage issues.

If it's time to replace your siding, John says it's the perfect time to update your home's curb appeal with "stone accents, shingle accents, siding details; things that are going to make your home look modern," he says.

Listen to the whole show.

Home Matters with Pete can be heard on KIRO Radio every Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 6 a.m. or anytime at KIRORadio.com. Like Home Matters on Facebook.

Cait Walsh, MyNorthwest Writer
Caitlyn Walsh is a regular lifestyles contributor for MyNorthwest. She enjoys reading and hiking, as well as perusing all the cat videos the Internet has to offer.
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