Choose Cost Efficient & Durable Siding That Ups Your Home’s Resale Value

When you own a home, you want it to look it’s best. You want the structure to be protected, and you want the resale value of the home to be on the rise. There are of course many things you can do to help make this happen. Some changes are smaller, and some of the upgrades you can make are quite large. Have you considered whether or not your home could use new siding? Siding covers much of a home’s exterior, and you can imagine that affects your homes resale value and the overall look of your residence. It’s important to find a qualified contractor to help you make this choice because choosing the right siding company that has a wide array of experience will get you the best feedback.  For Oregon residents we recommend Dial One Roofing of Oregon, Inc.

There are tons of cost efficient options these days when it comes to siding. The great thing about them are they are some of the best solutions out there when it comes to durability and improving the look of a home. Just think about the vinyl siding products and their variations that have been coming out over the years and have been really popular.

What type of home siding is best for you?

What type of siding are you looking at putting on your home? If you haven’t looked at all of your options yet, you really need to compare features and pricing. You might have a certain number in your head, and you could actually be pleasantly surprised. What if you were given a quote that was much less than what you thought you would have to spend?

Moreover, what if the siding made your home more energy efficient, and you started saving money monthly? What if the amount you spend is nothing compared to how it affects the value of your home moving forward? It’s one of those cost efficient upgrades that makes sense to many homeowners. Of course, if you go for brick siding or something similar, that may look nice, but your upgrade might be a bit lopsided when you look at the bigger financial picture.

You also have to think about your future plans. Sure, you can’t tell the future, but is this a home you plan on staying in for the rest of your life? Even if it is, you have to remember that some of the more cost efficient siding options are some of the most durable as mentioned. Think about what fits your home in particular, too. You might find out that one of the most popular siding options doesn’t quite fit, but there is a solution out there for you.

Think about maintenance when you choose siding as well. You want siding on your home that doesn’t require tons of maintenance. It will not only save your the trouble, but it will save you money. Plus, it will keep your home looking great. My friends recently took a look at their siding and realized that mold and mildew was starting to accumulate once again. They have already pressure washed the siding recently, so it’s time to paint.

Are you in a similar position? They aren’t going to change their siding because they have a way out, but do you? Perhaps it’s time to make a change. Maybe you need cost efficient siding that ups the resale value of your home and doesn’t require a ton of maintenance.

We hope this brief article helps you when it’s time to make a home siding decision.

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The Gold Lab at the University of Colorado was established in 1971 by Dr. Larry Gold upon his arrival at the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Starting with basic research on bacteria and bacteriophage, the lab shifted its focus to human disease following the invention of the SELEX process in 1989. While at the university, Dr. Gold served as the chairman of the department from 1988 to 1992.

Dr. Gold is one of a handful of people associated with the beginnings of biotechnology in Colorado. He cofounded an early biotech company, Synergen, and then founded NeXstar, a company that discovered Macugen, a drug to treat age-related blindness. Dr. Gold is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Currently Dr. Gold serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SomaLogic, a proteomics company. The Gold Lab today focuses on the utilization of biological and information technology to improve healthcare.

Opinion – When Everyone’s A Techno Journalist, No One Is

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CNN wants people who wear Google Glass (who actually call themselves “Glass-holes”) to become the news organization’s eyes on the world.

Otherwise, the network risks having to hire journalists. And nobody wants them.

News organizations have put a lot of time and effort into eliminating actual journalists from journalism. Many local news producers are replacing the camera operators in their studios with robots.

Just last year, the powers that be at the Chicago Sun-Times laid off all of their photographers. After all, anyone can take a photo, right? Who needs a professional when everyone has a phone on his or her camera?

Maybe the people who say such things have seen the photography of Robert Capa, Arthur Fellig or Dorothea Lange. If they have, however, they obviously don’t know the difference between amateur and professional or consider it just too expensive.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter. Soon everyone will be a photojournalist with cameras built right into their glasses. And to paraphrase a line from “The Incredibles,” when everyone’s a photojournalist, no one will be.

Still, Tech Times reports the brave new world is almost here.

It starts with CNN asking all the Glassholes out there to submit their videos and photographs.

“We launched a new feature that invites you to share photos and videos with CNN directly from Google Glass,” Tech Times quotes Katie Hawkins-Gaar, CNN’s iReport editor.

Tech Times reports iReport is part of the trend in wearable technology, making CNN the first-ever major news network to let its audience and readers contribute their videos and stories directly through the Google Glass device.

Oh, goody.

This is more than just an old warhorse whining about his industry changing and pushing out his old drinking buddies. Journalists, by God, serve a function in society. Journalism is not something any ol’ someone can do.

What the Sun-Times, CNN and other news organization are doing is passing out Swiss army knives on the street and telling everyone that they’re now “citizen surgeons.”

Start remove those gall bladders!

Journalism is not just dumping facts, opinions and images in front of the public. It is (or damn well used to be) about putting those elements in a meaningful context and adhering to a rigid code of conduct and ethics.

While more than a few people flouted those codes, there were always editors with hiring and firing authority to enforce them. There was an organization in place to make sure the public received the most responsible version of the news.

Schools of journalism made people spend four years and thousands of dollars to obtain degrees that assured everyone that journalism is a craft and profession. It’s not a hobby you can take up by buying the latest tech.

There’s a fine line here.

Journalism is not a credentialed profession. You do not need a license or a passing score on an exam to practice journalism. The First Amendment guarantees that everyone is invited to the party.

To get in, however, you used to have to get past the bouncer — a curmudgeonly old $#@& called an “editor.” Even Superman had to get his approval before filing his first story at the Daily Planet.

The real danger of life without editors is that “news” without perspective and background will be simply thrown out at the public.

That’s no way for people in a free and open society to get the information they need for self government.