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Alpine Exteriors owner Dale Myrick and wife Lisa stand in a display area featuring siding, windows and deck improvements. Cash, their 2-year-old Boxer, approves. Courtesy photo

Alpine Exteriors owner Dale Myrick and wife Lisa stand in a display area featuring siding, windows and deck improvements. Cash, their 2-year-old Boxer, approves. Courtesy photo

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Dale Myrick, owner of Alpine Exteriors in Diamond Springs, said his customers are spending more time at home. Whether they are retired, working at home, raising children … spending more time at home means higher air conditioning bills in the summer and heating bills in the winter.

Two of the best long-term investments to maintain a comfortable environment in home living and working spaces is to use a fiber cement exterior siding and install vinyl windows. “They are not super expensive and the replacement is fairly simple,” Myrick explained.

And they fulfill another common homeowner request: “These products are very low-maintenance.”

With many years of experience, Myrick has selected products with the greatest value. For exteriors, he uses James Hardie fiber cement sidings. They are made with natural raw materials: wood pulp, cement, sand and water.

Exterior sidings

Hardie products are engineered to perform in different climates. Whether a home is in the snow zone, a high-wind area or subject to extremes in temperature, both the thermal barrier weather wrap and exterior products can be ordered to provide the best protection. They are resistant to spreading flames and damage from impacts, humidity, cold and insects.

The thermal wrap that goes under the siding can be placed right over the existing siding, according to Myrick.

Another cost saving factor is that the paint is baked on in the manufacturing process. There is no need to paint after installation, and no need to repaint in a few years.

There are several styles of exterior siding to choose from, including lap and plank, smooth or rough. A range of colors provides different tones and hues that make a palette of complementary primary, secondary and trim colors.

Myrick says homeowners can have the look and beauty of wood without the cost of maintenance and replacement.

Windows

As vinyl windows have improved in quality over the years, many homeowners are replacing their windows with vinyl technology. At Alpine Exteriors, Myrick uses the top of the line — Anlin Window Systems.

Anlin is a California company that makes products primarily for the California market. Their windows and doors are specially designed to provide optimum energy savings. Anlin gives a lifetime warranty that includes glass breakage, Myrick said.

The dual-pane windows are manufactured with an advanced window spacer. Air chambers block heat transfer and keep homes comfortable in all seasons. With a multi-level vapor barrier, moisture is kept out. Because the windows can expand and contract during temperature changes and high winds, interior comfort is maintained.

Exterior glass is treated with super thin layers that react with the sun’s UV rays to decrease heat absorption and another treatment creates a smooth surface that allows rain water to sheet away instead of beading and drying. The result is a beautiful view with much less work.

Vinyl windows come in many styles and now come in colors.

Pet doors

A new product from Anlin is the Freedom+ in-glass pet door. The pet door is designed specifically for Anlin’s Malibu sliding patio doors, and is part of the door. The pet doors come in various sizes match — Chihuahua to Labradoodle.

What to know more?

Myrick said his customers report that replacing the windows and installing exterior siding saves them up to 50 percent on their heating and air conditioning bills. Sounds like a great selling point. Visit Alpine Exteriors at 6180 Enterprise Drive, Suite C, Diamond Springs. For more information call 916-230-6794 or 530-626-5988 or check out the business on Facebook.

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