How To Keep the Integrity of Your Older Home In Lancaster, PA While Minimizing Your Exterior Maintenance
Lancaster County, PA is famous for it’s beautiful older homes and residents love the classic look of a great Lancaster house. Not everyone has the time or wants the expense of all the maintenance that an older home can require however. Here are a few ideas for changes you can make to the exterior of your Lancaster County home that will maintain it’s classic or traditional look but vastly reduce the amount of work you have to do each year to maintain that look.
- Roofing – Slate Impression Shingles look strikingly like traditional slate shingles but are made out of a rubber/plastic composite material that has the same warranty as slate at a fraction of the cost and with an increased durability. Cedar Impression Shingles are slightly more expensive but also provide the look of cedar without it’s high maintenance (and the natural appeal cedar has for squirrels and other critters!).
- Siding – Board & Batten is a vertical vinyl siding that comes in a variety of styles and colors, is much less expensive than wood and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Also available, wood-look horizontal siding and for those who love shingle or “shake” paneling, Cedar Impression Shakes can create a similar look.
- Trim & Molding – PVC board for your trim boards makes a variety of maintenance free, wood-look crown moldings and there is a seemingly endless array of choices for shutters and window framework.
Even if you love the style and detail of your older home, you don’t have to spend the time and money that traditional materials require. There are plenty of options that can save you hours and dollars while still giving you beautiful color and detail. For more information or to find the right ideas for YOUR home, contact us today.