Spring Cleaning Vinyl Siding

Spring Cleaning!

 It won’t be long and robins will be visiting our yards, the sun will be warming us up, and the concept of “spring cleaning” will be back on our calendars and list of things to do! If your home’s exterior is in need of a little freshening up here is a list of things you can do to eliminate the dirt and grime that may have decided to cling to your siding’s surface.

  1. General Cleaning: use an ordinary garden hose to give your siding a light rinse working your siding from the top down.
  1. Moderate Dirt: we recommend at least an annual washing with clear water using a garden hose and soft-bristled brush. A long-handled car washing brush is ideal for this purpose. Avoid using stiff bristle brushes or abrasive cleaners, which may change the gloss of the cleaned area and cause the siding to look splotchy. If the dirt and grime refuses to budge and you feel you need a cleaning solution use the below sodium hypochlorite solution:
    1. 1/3 cup powder detergent (e.g. – Fab, Tide, or equivalent powder detergent)
    2. 2/3 cup powder household cleaner (e.g. – Soilax, Spic & Span, or equivalent)
    3. 1 gallon water
      1. When washing down the entire house, start at the bottom and work up to the top in order to prevent streaking.
  1. Mildew Accumulation: mildew can collect on surfaces of all types of building products. Normally, mildew will appear as black spots. Mildew can be removed by using the basic cleaning solution above with the addition of sodium hypochlorite. Below is the solution:
    1. 1/3 cup powder detergent (e.g. – Fab, Tide, or equivalent powder detergent)
    2. 2/3 cup powder household cleaner (e.g. – Soilax, Spic & Span, or equivalent)
    3. 1 gallon water
    4. 1 quart liquid laundry bleach
      1. When washing down the entire house, start at the bottom and work up to the top in order to prevent streaking.
  1. For Stubborn Stains: below is a chart

Stain                           Cleaners                                                                                           

  • Bubble Gum — Fantastik, Murphy’s Oil Soap, Solution 30% vinegar & 70% water
  • Crayon — Lestoil
  • DAP (oil-based caulk) — Fantastik 
  • Felt-tip Pen — Fantastik or water-based cleaners
  • Grass — Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy’s Oil Soap, or Windex
  • Lipstick — Fantastik or Murphy’s Oil Soap
  • Lithium Grease — Fantastik, Lestoil, Murphy’s Oil Soap, or Windex
  • Mold & Mildew — Fanrtastik or solution of vinegar (30%) and water (70%)
  • Motor Oil — Fantastik, Lysol, Murphy’s Oil Soap, or Windex
  • Oil — Soft Scrub
  • Paint — Brillo Pad or Soft Scrub
  • Pencil — Soft Scrub
  • Rust — Fantastik, Murphy’s Oil Soap, Windex
  • Tar — Soft Scrub
  • Top Soil — Fantastik, Lestoil, Murphy’s Oil Soap

NOTE: We do not endorse the above brand cleaning products. They are listed to give you an idea of possible solutions that will work.

Resource: Vinyl Siding Institute 2016

Mastic Quest Pebblestone Clay

Lincoln and Omaha Mastic Vinyl Siding

Low-maintenance vinyl siding from Mastic has been the number-one choice for generations for both homeowners and builders. Mastic by Ply Gem products feature the beauty of freshly painted or stained wood siding. Whether the customer selects lap or vertical siding, they get a beautiful exterior product that is built to last. Vinyl siding styles today include a variety of textures, shadow lines and colors to meet the homeowner’s personal taste.

These homeowners selected Mastic’s Quest Dutch lap Vinyl Siding in Pebblestone Clay. For wraps, soffits, and fascia the color white was added in a smooth finish to provide the architectural interest that they desired. Add gutters in white and downspouts in pebblestone clay and you have a home that attracts high-level curb appeal.

For solutions to your homes exterior renovation call Casey Nelson Exteriors. Let Casey discuss products his company has that will draw not only a fresh new look but also curb appeal to your home.   Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind before and after! Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic’s Quest Siding can do for your home!

Mastic Ovation Pebblestone Clay

Lincoln and Omaha Mastic Vinyl Siding

Mastic’s Ovation Vinyl Siding is beautiful, durable and low-maintenance. With all of the siding options on the market, vinyl siding is still the most preferred choice in the United States. Mastic offers consumers a wide-variety of profiles and colors that deliver the sophisticated look of wood without the upkeep.

This beautiful home selected Mastic’s Ovation Dutch Siding in Pebblestone Clay, a color favorite of many consumers in our area. Soffits and fascia was also completed in the Pebblestone Clay color. Gutters and downspouts were done in the color Rugged Canyon to add architectural interest and detail.

Mastic by Ply Gem provides homeowners with a wide range of exterior design options – from styles and textures to popular colors and accessories. With Mastic, you the consumer can create the curb appeal that you desire to set you apart in your neighborhood.

For solutions to your homes exterior renovation call Casey Nelson Exteriors. Let Casey discuss products his company has that will draw curb appeal to your home.   Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind home! Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic’s Siding products can do for your home!

Before and After

Lincoln and Omaha Mastic Vinyl Siding

Renovation: the act of making something new, or bringing something back to life. When one renovates the exterior of a home it can be something as simple as a change of color to create a new look. It can also involve removal of current worn and weathered siding and starting over with a fresh new look. This home did exactly that. Casey Nelson Exteriors worked with the homeowner in selecting a Mastic siding product that would give this home a fresh new look. Existing siding and simulated brick was removed, new windows were installed and Mastic’s Ovation D4 siding in Tuscan Olive was applied. Classic Cream wraps, soffit, fascia, corner posts, downspouts and gutters finished the overall renovation. The home now features greater curb appeal and energy efficiency.

For solutions to your homes exterior renovation call Casey Nelson Exteriors. Let Casey discuss products his company has that will draw not only a fresh new look but also curb appeal to your home.   Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind before and after! Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic’s Ovation Siding can do for your home!

Before and After

Before and After

Before and After photos tell the story!  Take this Craftsman home for example.  Casey Nelson Exteriors removed the existing cream colored vinyl siding and added Mastic Ovation D4 siding in Scottish Thistle.  Wraps and corners were done in white to provide added detail to the home’s structure.  For solutions to your exterior renovation call Casey Nelson Exteriors.  Let Casey discuss products his company has that will draw not only curb appeal to your home but architectural interest.  Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic Siding and selected colors can do for your home!

Mastic Ovation Siding and Amerimax Windows

Lincoln and Omaha Siding and Windows

Vinyl siding products today include many different grain textures, shadow lines and colors to meet the needs of individual preferences for homeowners. Mastic siding systems offers several different traditional lap siding product lines. Mastic’s Ovation Siding system is the clear leader in both depth and breadth of color in an affordable panel. No paint, no stain and no hassles, that’s the Ovation way! Mastic’s Ovation siding is engineered for strength and durability. With vivid color and strength Ovation siding more than earns its name in the world of vinyl siding.

Windows are an important part of a home’s aesthetic appeal, both inside and out. Amerimax has an entire product offering of energy efficient windows to bring homeowners the choices that they desire for their home. Amerimax offers: (1) Masters Grand Series – a double operating sash window; (2) Craftsman Portrait Series – a single operating sash window; (3) Aristocrat Casement Series – a projected sash window; (4) Bay and Bow windows and (5) Patio Doors that are both beautiful and functional.

Mastic’s Ovation Siding system in D4 Everest was used to renovate this beautiful home. Corner posts, wraps, gutters and downspouts in white add architectural interest. Homeowners selected a GAF Smart Choice Shingle in Pewter Grey. Eight Amerimax windows were also added giving this home the final wow appeal!

For solutions to your homes exterior renovation call Casey Nelson Exteriors. Let Casey discuss products his company has that will draw not only curb appeal to your home but architectural interest.   Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind home! Let Casey Nelson show you what Mastic’s Ovation siding, Amerimax windows and doors and Casey Nelson Exterior roofing systems can do for your home!

Hardie Siding Renovation Lincoln and Omaha

Hardie Renovation Lincoln, Omaha NE

The original concept of the ranch style homes, also known as American Ranch, California Ranch, or Rambler was an architectural style that featured simple floor plans, attached garages and efficient living spaces.   The ranch originated in the United States and is identified by its long, close-to-the-ground profile and open-layout.   It was first built in the 1920’s; the ranch style was extremely popular with the booming post-war middle class of the 1940’s to the 1970’s. Ranch style homes offer great potential for additions including varying rooflines, cathedral ceilings, sunken living rooms, and extensive landscaping. Today’s Contemporary Ranch features sleek, modern design principles both inside the home and on the home’s exterior.

The homeowners of this beautiful Contemporary Ranch selected James Hardie 7” profile in Khaki Brown. Wraps, fascia and gutters are all finished in almond. Soffit and downspouts were done in Pebblestone Clay and corners in Khaki Brown.

For solutions to your exterior renovation call Casey Nelson Exteriors. Let Casey discuss products his company has that will draw not only curb appeal to your home but architectural interest.   Contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha to help you create a one of a kind home! Let Casey Nelson show you what Hardie Siding and selected colors can do for your home!

Before and After Mastic Vinyl Siding Lincoln and Omaha

Lincoln and Omaha Mastic Vinyl Siding
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Before and After tells the story! From red to grey. From vertical siding to horizontal siding. A new color! A new direction!

Homeowners selected Mastic’s Ovations Harbor Grey D4 Horizontal Vinyl Siding to create this before and after! White architectural detail was added in the corner posts, porch ceiling, wraps, soffit and fascia. It is easy to see how changing siding color can make a difference in how the roof, brick and deck work with the architectural style of the home and the environment. This renovation is stunning!

If you are looking for high quality exterior home products contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha. Casey can show you a variety of high performance Mastic products to help you create a home with high curb appeal.

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Siding Home Renovation

Lincoln Vinyl Siding Removation

For generations, low-maintenance vinyl siding from Mastic has been the number-one choice among builders, remodelers and homeowners.

Professionals and homeowners prefer low-maintenance home siding made of vinyl or polymer over wood, fiber cement, brick or stucco options. And it’s easy to see why Mastic is a favorite choice for vinyl siding.

Mastic products feature the beauty of freshly painted or stained wood. Whether you choose lap siding or vertical siding, you get a beautiful exterior product that’s built to last. Every home siding style is beautiful, durable and easy to maintain — which means you’ll spend more time enjoying your home, and less time working on it.

Casey Nelson Exteriors has been certified as a Mastic Elite Contractor by Mastic Home Exteriors, one of the nation’s leading manufactures and suppliers of high quality siding materials. Of the thousands of home contractors across the United State, less than 400 companies have received this ho0nor. Stringent criteria had to be obtained for us to meet the qualifications to achieve this status including having our personnel certified by the Vinyl Siding Institutes as well as years of quality home improvement experience and customer satisfaction. What does this mean for you? As a Mastic Elite Contractor, Casey Nelson Exteriors can offer our customers additional benefits when they purchase the complete Mastic Elite siding system in Lincoln and Omaha, NE including Mastic’s industry-leading warranty program. It is one more way that we are delivering superior service to our Nebraska vinyl siding customers.

This beautiful home features Mastic’s Quest Vinyl Siding in D4 Harbor Grey. White fascia, soffit, corner posts, and porch ceiling accessories; Georgetown Blue shutters and 5” vinyl Harbor Grey shakes turn this home into a community show piece! Add Amerimax windows and a roofing system by IKO in Charcoal Grey to complete the renovation.

 

 

 

Church Siding Renovation

Siding Lincoln NE

Church buildings have been a major part of our landscape. Seldom do we take the time to think about them architecturally and focus on their meaning or their beginning. According to The History and Symbolism of Church Buildings prior to the word “church” the Greek work “ekklesia” or “those who were called out” was the most commonly used word to describe the gathering of the Christian community.   Early Christian texts and archaeology show that Christians gathered in the villas of the richer members of the Christian community. By the second century the church was growing in numbers and required a larger space to house it’s members.

Parish churches became scattered across the Christian world in every town and village. These churches were statements of regional diversity and vernacular technology and decoration. In the 20th century, the use of new materials, such as steel and concrete, had an effect upon the design of churches. The history of church architecture divides itself into periods, and into countries or regions and by religious affiliation. Common architecture for churches today is the shape of a cross with a dome or large vaulted space in the interior to represent or draw attention to the heavens.

The Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, Nebraska, traces its origins back to a Congregational Church founded in that township by Rev. O.P. Merrill. The church building was constructed in 1872. In 1875 N.C. Robinson, district missionary, directed the organization of the Presbyterian Church of Palmyra. The church building was released to the congregation in 1876. The congregation signed Articles of Incorporation on March 16, 1953.

Casey Nelson Exteriors had the pleasure of doing the exterior renovation of the Palmyra Presbyterian Church. White Ovations Mastic Siding and Shakes; White Soffit, White Window Wrap, White Fascia and White Gutters and Downs were used to complete the exterior.

If you are looking for high quality exterior home products contact Casey Nelson Exteriors of Lincoln and Omaha. Casey can show you a variety of high performance products to help you create a home or a church with high curb appeal.