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Is Vinyl Siding Good for the Environment?

There are many reasons that vinyl siding is the most popular exterior home covering. Beauty, durability, and value are just a few. The fact that it is also low maintenance may be home owners’ favorite reason. But did you also know, vinyl siding is good for the environment?

Vinyl siding does not require painting or staining so there are no harmful chemicals released into our atmosphere when it comes to maintaining the beauty of your home exterior. This means that adding vinyl siding to your home can earn points in leading green certification and discount programs.

In our busy lives, keeping a beautiful look without the effort of maintaining wood can save a lot of time that could be spent in more valuable ways. Imagine owning a home without ever having to worry about wood rotting, splitting, or insects. Your new siding only needs to be rinsed periodically with mild soap and a garden hose. This minimal upkeep does more than just save your precious time, it saves you money. With fewer materials to purchase, vinyl siding reduces the life cycle cost of maintaining the home and lasts for years to come.

We offer FREE in-home estimates. Give us a call to see how we can help you beautify your home and free up your time!

San Antonio’s Remodeling Market

There are two key items that affect the home remodeling market: first, the overall stability of the home buying market and secondly, the credit standards banks apply to lending.  We have seen over the last year and a half that our local market in San Antonio continues to be the oddball in comparison to the rest of the country.  This can be attributed to a few things, but most importantly, you can identify our housing stock as stable and not over-valued.  Texas, and San Antonio in particular, have steady home values that reflect strong home ownership and remodeling success.

A homeowner has two choices.  They can either upgrade and buy a new home or remodel and upgrade the home they are currently living in.  The credit crisis over the last few years has really limited the home buying options and made the ability to find good credit and cheap interest rates difficult.  However, we are seeing San Antonio on the home improvement rebound and it is quickly becoming a “buyer’s market“.  Here are a few steps to think about when the time comes to look for your credit options:

  1. Do you have an established, long term relationship with your current banking institution?  If so, what kind of financing products do they offer?  What are their rates and basic terms?
  2. It is always best to examine who a home remodeling company partners with for financing.  At Liberty Builders of Texas, we have a 20 year relationship with San Antonio Federal Credit Union and a strong partnership with Wells Fargo.  Both are trusted names in the lending industry.  If you are shopping and use a contractor’s financing source, always examine who they are and how they treat their customers!
  3. Find lending terms that don’t penalize early payoff and always examine the interest rate and term.  Too often, a customer will be more worried about the rate and pay too much in the longer term financing.  Always look for a good combination that fits your personal financial needs.
  4. Examine the long term cost of credit.  Read the fine print and determine how much it costs over the life of any loan.  While it is a startling number sometimes, it will help you realize that although a payment is low, over the longer term you pay more.  It will also help encourage you to pay off your loan faster!

Buying a home takes a lot of time and paperwork.  If your choice is to purchase a new home, then be prepared for the time and energy input to make it happen.  If you like your home, want to stay, but aren’t sure how you can update or upgrade, reach out to a home improvement specialist and find out how you can “stay home” and upgrade what you currently have.

LBOT Launches New Website

Liberty Builders is excited to launch our new website.  With the help of our partners at Public Alliance, we were able to upgrade our site, load more content, and deliver a better message about who we are and what we can offer our clients.

As you go through the site, we would like for you to remember a few key things:

  1. Liberty Builders is family owned and operated for 30 years.
  2. We pride ourselves on offering the best products on the market.
  3. We believe service separates us from our competitors.  We want to take care of you and your family.
  4. We can help you finance your home improvement project with our lending partners and we will help you through the entire process.
  5. We won’t leave a job site until you are 100% satisfied with our work.  We won’t pay our staff until you sign off and say so!

We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your home remodeling ideas.  We promise to be a friend and partner.  We want to do our best to listen to what matters most to you and your family.  We commit to delivering a product and service that will bring you many years of joy and pride in your home!

Thank you for giving us a chance to serve you…