Siding

WHY WE CHOOSE CELECT SIDING by Keith Moehle

We carry several different siding products, but one of our favorites to install is Celect siding because it is a premier product that has an amazing appearance and performance.

Celect by Royal is 100% vertically integrated which results in the highest quality and a greater consistency & dependability in getting your product exactly the way you ordered it. This siding is also a lighter product compared to other siding choices, but don’t let this trick you into thinking it’s weak. It is incredibly hard, durable and has an insulating value to help reduce heat & decrease your energy bill.

But what sells most of our clients is its seamless appearance. Celect siding comes in either 7 inches or 4 inches flat board and requires absolutely no caulking! The flat board siding laps up together and locks into place by using a gravity lock system to make it stackable. This makes it so much stronger rather than just laying it on top of each plank like other siding products.

The locking into place feature allows the homeowners to avoid nails, flashing, caulking and you will NEVER see a gap!

Celect even comes in various colors with Kynar coating to keep the color intact! Houses with Celect siding also held up in San Antonio’s hail storm and the Kynar coating was intact and still looked beautiful!

When you choose Celect, you get a product that has the gorgeous appearance of wood with none of wood’s maintenance demands. This is why we highly recommend Celect Siding to our customers and are happy we can provide a product we have no reservations about.

If your ready for an amazing transformation that will make your neighbors & guests fall in love with your house before they even see the inside...call us at 210-680-5626 and let us take care of you.

----KM BUILDERS is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!

THE BEAUTY & STRENGTH OF HARDIE PLANK by Keith Moehle

Siding makes a home beautiful. There are several different siding products out there, but Hardie Plank Siding is one of the best. That’s why we at KM BUILDERS get called to do so many siding jobs.

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Hardie plank siding is arguably the most popular fiber cement siding in America because of its beauty & strength. It’s a beautiful product that should last you a lifetime...but it MUST have the proper installation.

Here are a few ways Hardie Plank shows it’s beauty & strength:

  1. Heat Resistant: Hardie Plank is a siding that is actually heat resistant. If your neighbor's house is on fire, your home is less likely to catch fire because it is heat resistant! It’s not fire-proof, but it a plus.

  2. Curb Appeal: Hardie plank is beautiful. The closer that you get to the product it more realistic it looks.

  3. Lifetime Strength: If installed correctly, Hardie Plank will last a lifetime! So, you need to make sure you have the right contractor install it for you because it is a complicated process to follow the specifications and guidelines in order to guarantee your warranty.

One of our company values is paying attention to the smallest details. That’s why we have been successfully installing Hardie Plank Siding on homes that are up to the warranty standard. Don't take a chance with your home…call the seasoned professionals at KM BUILDERS to get a free consultation on Hardie Plank Siding today.

----KM Builders is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!

STAY COOL WITH RADIANT BARRIER by Keith Moehle

If you live in South Texas, a radiant barrier is something that you need to know about! IT is installed in your attic to reduce heat expansion which will travel to the cool areas of your home without a radiant barrier.

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A radiant barrier’s primary goal is to keep your house cooler. It is an aluminum-based metal product that is very similar to house wraps because both of these products are reflective. This makes the heat travel out of your house.

It was originally a space age technology that was used on spaceships & rockets to keep the heat out, so it has been tested and proven to work.

There are- 2 different forms of Radiant Barrier: 1) Foil and 2) Spray.

Radiant Foil comes in a roll that is stapled to the underside of the roof rafters in your attic. It can be slightly more effective than spray, but it can't be placed in hard-to-reach, small areas on your roof. So the open spaces will still allow heat to make its way into your home. A downside of foil is if you ever have a roof leak. The foil can be problematic because it will make it difficult to locate where the leak is coming from and you will have to remove the foil and then have it reinstalled.

Radiant Spray is sprayed throughout the entire roof in your attic and can be sprayed in every nook & cranny for full coverage, but it has a slightly weaker heat resistance barrier. If you ever have a roof leak, you will quickly be able to identify where it is coming from, unlike the Radiant Foil.

Whether you chose the foil or spray version of Radiant Barrier, it has the capability of keeping your attic up to 30 degrees cooler which will save you money on your energy bill!

Both of the products have about the same level of effectiveness because the foil has a stronger barrier, but can’t be used in every spot, while the spray can cover every part of the roof, but has a weaker barrier.

We recommend the spray because it is just as effective and you have a leak you won't have to tear out the material to find where it’s coming from.

But at the end of the day, it’s a win-win situation whichever way you go!

Call us at 210-680-5626 to start saving money & get this product installed in your house today!

----KM Builders is San Antonio’s premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!

 

KM BUILDERS 2016 AWARD-WINNING RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR by Keith Moehle

Here is the third post in a series to show you some of the projects we completed this year that recently won awards of excellence from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). This project won a Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in the category of Residential Exterior Over $100,000.

The homeowner came to us wanting to revitalize her home in the gorgeous Terrell Hills area of San Antonio. She shared with us that her neighbors had all redone their homes and hers was the last on the block in need of updating. We were thrilled to work with her to transform her home and help her create a gorgeous façade of which she could be proud.

Upon inspection of the home, we noticed severe damage to the siding, with some spots along the fascia containing large holes. The home, built in 1941, contained both asbestos and lead paint and would require a special demolition process to ensure the safety of the homeowner and crew and to guarantee proper removal.

The homeowner asked us to replace the roof at the same time, opting for a metal roof instead of the asphalt shingle roof we removed. All the windows also were replaced during the project.

As you can see, the result is a complete transformation of the home into a gorgeous show piece for the block. The homeowner was thrilled with the results as well as the response of her neighbors, who she says have loved the new life her home has given their street.

KEITH MOEHLE TO DISCUSS CELECT SIDING ON 1200 WOAI by Keith Moehle

When it comes to beautifying the outside of your home, many factors must be considered, including the quality of the material, options available, durability, cost and maintenance. And choosing a remodeler to help with you with this project can often come with just as many decisions to make.

Tune in to 1200 WOAI Saturday at 2 p.m. for our weekly home remodeling radio show with general manager, Keith Moehle. This week's topic will be all about exterior siding. There have been incredible advances in technology in this area, and KM BUILDERS is excited to introduce a brand new product to the San Antonio market: Celect Siding. Brian Holland with Lansing Building Products will be our special guest.

Take a look at the photo gallery above for some amazing images of this gorgeous product, and don't forget to check out the radio show for all the details.

And, as always, if you ever miss one of Keith's shows and want to catch up later, we always post them here on our website for you!