Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. So, making sure the exterior is maintained and kept up well is important. Siding is one of the first things that people notice about your home. If you are considering replacing the siding in your home, fiber cement siding is one of the best options out there. Here are some of the primary benefits of this siding option.

#1: Life span.
Fiber cement is composite of wood fiber and cement, along with other additives that help it stand the test of time. It can last 50 years or more and is resistant to all types of weather, wear, and insects. It is also fire resistant

#2: Durability.
It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest gets a lot of different weather throughout the year. While fiber cement siding looks like wood, it doesn’t have the issues that wood does. It won’t swell, split, rot, or warp with water exposure, humidity, or heat. That means, no matter how hot or cold the weather gets your home’s exterior will stay in pristine condition.

#3: Versatility.
Fiber cement is beautiful and aesthetically appealing for a variety of home styles. It uses ColorPlus® technology, which is baked-on pre-finish that is UV-resistant and won’t fade. In addition to this, on it requires minimal maintenance. No pressure washing is required to keep it looking stunning!

Our team of professional installers at Lifetime Windows & Doors have been factory-trained to install fiber cement siding quickly for our customers. We understand that each home is unique, and your project is something that requires an individual plan. We’ll remove your old siding and debris, too! In no time, you will have a gorgeous new home exterior. Ready to talk about the next steps on your siding project? Contact us today for a free in-home estimate.

How To Care For Your Windows At Home

Windows are an important feature in your home and caring for them can often be overlooked. Keeping your windows looking and functioning well for as long as possible requires a little bit of care and attention to detail. Here are some tips to get the most out of the windows in your home.

Tip #1: Keep them clean.
This is a basic thing, but keeping your windows cleaned will help you enjoy them to the fullest and allow you to experience what’s happening outdoors. Never use abrasive cleaners or cleaners with harsh chemicals, as this could scratch the glass. Instead, use a generous amount of cleaner that is specifically made for glass and wipe clean with a paper towel, soft cloth, or squeegee.

Tip #2: Be gentle.
When you’re opening or closing your windows, do so gently. You shouldn’t need to use extreme force. If you need to latch the window, be sure that it’s fully closed, because if you force the latch, it could cause strain on the latch itself over time. If you have window stabilizer arms on your casement windows, be sure no one pulls or leans on these.

Tip #3: Stay up on maintenance.
When you’re cleaning your windows, wipe down the inside frame to remove dust and dirt, then dry completely. You can also vacuum and/or lubricate the tracks of the windows to help them open and close easily. In addition, check with the sealing around the inner portion of the window to make sure no water leakage happens.

Tip #4: Be aware of humidity.
When you’re cooking or showering, inside humidity occurs, so if you notice that your windows are forming condensation, it means that the inside humidity is too high, and moisture can drip into the windowsill which could cause mold to develop. Be sure to open a nearby window for cross ventilation or run an exhaust vent or dehumidifier regularly to reduce the amount of humidity that develops inside your home.

Tip #5: Replace old windows.
Are your older windows simply not doing a great job? Old windows are generally not energy efficient and can cause air to leak in or out. In addition, they do not provide the sound barrier that you likely want or need. Lifetime Windows & Doors carries a variety of window styles and brands that will fit well into your specific home’s style. And most importantly, we will work with you to find replacement windows that fits within your budget. New windows are Energy Star certified and come with great ratings, so you know you’re getting the best product for your money. Looking to save money? Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are!

We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Our professional and experienced team can help you get your home ready, so you can enjoy the end of summer and upcoming autumn months. Contact us today if you need expert advice on window replacement. Now is the time to act – don’t wait any longer to get your windows updated!


Crafting Your Dream Home? Your Windows & Doors Matter

Buying a home is an exciting time, but if you’re remodeling your home to make it exactly how you envisioned in your dreams, that just adds an extra layer of enthusiasm to the process. Creating your forever home is something that many people dream about, but don’t always get to do, so if you have the opportunity to remodel a home that is customized to your specific tastes, you understand how wonderful it can be. When you’re designing your dream home, the details matter. Those details include picking the right windows and doors. So which ones are right for you?

Lifetime Windows & Doors is proud to carry a wide selection of windows and doors for our customers. Perhaps your home is nestled in a forested area, with plenty of land to roam. In this case, floor to ceiling windows could create a unique window to the outside that brings in the beauty of natural light from the outside oasis into your inside oasis.  It could even give you a special “tree house” type feel. Maybe your home is in a neighborhood that you have always loved and wished you could be a part of. Make sure your doors are warm and welcoming as to make the home look inviting to your neighbors, as well as your friends and family. Front doors are one of the first impressions that visitors have of your home and you want to make it a good one. These are just some of the examples of what we can help with! When you call us for an appointment, one of our experienced team members will come out and provide plenty of options.

If you’re remodeling your home to make it like the one that you’ve seen in your dreams, it’s important to not only think about the design and layout of the space, but it is key to remember that you will want to invest in quality. We carry doors from many different brands including Therma Tru, Buffelen, Simonton, Masonite, Milgard, Codel Entry Systems, and Simpson! And when it comes to your windows, we carry a variety of window styles and brands that will fit well into your home’s specific style. Need something customized? We can do that too.  No matter how big or small your new home is, let us help get the windows and doors installed that will add beauty and value to it.

We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington.  Our professional team can help you get your home ready to enjoy for decades to come! Contact us today for more details!