Aging-in-Place Features For Your Home

If you are newly retired or you are thinking about retirement soon, chances are you are crunching numbers and determining what life will look like after working. Many retirees want to stay in their homes as long as possible, so making their home as updated and convenient for aging-in-place is very important. Here are some things your home should have as you set out toward your journey of retirement.

#1: Updated windows.
Chilly winter days and hot summer nights – we have a little bit of everything in the Pacific Northwest.  New windows are energy efficient and can even help reduce your utility costs each month. That’s a real win when it comes to conserving your retirement dollars!  Updated windows also help keep outside noise out, so you can kick back and relax in the quietness of your own space. And last, new windows add value to your home and enhance curb appeal!

#2: New roof.
A reliable roof is one of the most important parts of your home’s structure. A new roof is one of the best long-term investments you can make for your home. It will help keep you comfortable and protected from the outside elements. We use Malarkey Roofing Products in our roofing jobs, a company committed to protecting the environment in their Energy-Star rated roofing materials. One thing is for sure – a high-quality roof will serve you well for many decades! And, you’ll be confident knowing that the roof above you is doing its job to keep you secure and safe from whatever the weather decides to do outside.

#3: Reliable siding.
Is the exterior siding of your home showing any signs of failing? If so, don’t ignore this. This could expose your home to water, which could lead to dry rot and mold. Not to mention, it can take a hit from the sun and cold weather in the winter. Be proactive and make sure your siding is ready to go for your retirement years. If it isn’t, consider replacement with fiber cement siding. This type of siding installed by our professionals at Lifetime Windows and Doors is one of the best things you can do for your home’s exterior. It is moisture and rot resistant, doesn’t crack, split, or warp, and is resistant to pests.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your home’s aging-in-place projects! We proudly serve the Portland metro area, Southwest Washington, and Central Oregon. Our experience is something you can count on, so call us today!

Reasons to Invest in New Siding

Moving into spring means you’ll probably be getting back outside to work around your home or yard. It’s the perfect time to tackle those home improvement projects that have stacked up all winter. How does your home exterior look? If your siding has seen better days, springtime is a great time to replace it. Here are some reasons why investing in new siding is worth it.

#1: It improves curb appeal.
One of the first things people notice when they arrive at home is what it looks like from the outside. If your exterior siding is worn, warped, or missing pieces, it’s time to replace it. Quality fiber cement siding is incredibly durable and won’t swell, rot, or warp when it’s exposed to heat, humidity, or water. In addition, this siding works well with a variety of home styles. It uses ColorPlus® technology, which is uses a baked-on pre-finish that won’t fade or fade from ultraviolet rays.

#2: It will last for decades.
Did you know that replacing your siding with fiber cement siding means it will last up to 50 years? It is resistant to all types of wear, insects, and weather, and it is also fire-resistant.

#3: It helps improve energy efficiency.
New siding is not just a cosmetic improvement. It also helps keep your home protected from the variety of Pacific Northwest weather we have. When you have your home’s siding replaced, it’s also a great time to assess your insulation and add more. This will help even more with energy efficiency, helping reduce utility bills.

Our experienced team of professional installers at Lifetime Windows & Doors are factory-trained and ready to help install your new siding. We know that your home is one of your most prized possessions. Your project is unique, and we will treat it that way. We’ll remove your old siding and debris and when everything is complete, you’ll have a new home exterior that shines. Ready to talk about getting your siding project complete? Contact our team today for a free in-home estimate.


Tips to Improve Your Home’s Exterior Before Selling

If you are thinking about putting your home on the market this winter or spring, you are likely considering what things will need to get done in order to sell it for full asking price. Here are some tips to improve your home’s exterior before selling.

Tip #1: Create curb appeal.
Have you ever driven down a street where each house exuded charm? Houses with great curb appeal grab your attention and make you want to see more of what the inside holds. This is the exact reaction you want a potential buyer to have when they see your home! One of the best ways you can do this is by giving your front door a makeover. A brand-new door that is not only energy efficient but looks great will help compliment the rest of your house. Don’t forget the details on and around your door too. A new handle, a fresh door mat, or some flowers or plants around the exterior entryway or porch are all great ideas.

#2: Invest in some upgrades.
How old are the windows in your home? This is something that buyers will notice right away. If you have single pane windows that are from decades past, they simply won’t be energy efficient. We have a variety of new window options that fit your home’s style and most importantly, your budget. Once they are installed, you can reap the benefits of a quieter home, lower utility bills, and enhanced beauty. And when it comes time to sell the house, you will be able to add that to the list of features which can help you get back a little bit of your investment.

#3: Replace the siding.
Your siding not only adds to your home’s curb appeal, but it also helps keeps you protected from the varying elements of the Pacific Northwest. We proudly install fiber cement siding which offers some of the following benefits:

  • No expanding in hot or cold weather
  • Does not crack, warp, or split
  • Moisture and rot resistant
  • Long-term durability
  • Low maintenance
  • Won’t ignite or add fuel to a fire like other materials
  • Insusceptible to pests
  • Withstands extreme weather like wind and storms
  • Features a baked-on pre-finish that’s UV resistant and won’t fade

So, before you list your home for sale, contact our team of specialists at Lifetime Windows and Doors. We will help you get the exterior of your home in pristine condition so you can sell your home quickly! We proudly serve Southwest Washington, the Portland metro area, and Central Oregon.

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.