Adding fence can be low-maintenance, green project

Americans are spending more than $200 billion on home-improvement projects each year, and more than ever, people are going green with their remodeling projects. “Choosing materials that last longer and require less maintenance will save money and require significantly less upkeep over time,” said Mike Loughery, a home expert with building products manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation. Loughery, who has a decade of experience in the home-building industry, offers the following tips for homeowners looking to go green with their home improvements: * Side smart. Fiber cement and vinyl siding are good materials because they resist long-term wear and tear. CertainTeed siding, for instance, features recycled content and has the authentic look of wood. It also lasts much longer than wood, saving money and natural resources.


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