Siding and Your Home: What You Need to Know

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Siding and Your Home: What You Need to Know

When it was time to re-side our home, I quickly found myself overwhelmed by the different siding options. I could side my home in cedar shingles, wood planks, fiber cement planks, vinyl siding or metal siding, just to name a few of the options out there. I spent a lot of time wading through websites trying to figure out the benefits of each material and which would be right for me. While there was a lot of information about the materials, most of it didn't apply to me. It was about installing the siding or buying or selling the siding. I created this so if you are looking for siding, you have a one-stop resource that lays out the different types of siding and their benefits. This should help you avoid having to wade through information that does not apply to you to find what you need.



Air Compressor Accessories Every Car Owner Should Own

If you like to take extra special care of your vehicles, and you own an air compressor, then there are some great accessories that you can use to help make your projects faster and more easily completed.

Extension Hose

Even though your air compressor has wheels to transport it, never underestimate the ease of having a very long air compressor extension hose. A long extension hose allows you to leave your heavy air compressor in the garage while you move to where your car is parked. This makes all of your car repairs much quicker and easier.

You can purchase extension hoses in 50 foot lengths, up to 250 long. Since the hose will easily store on its wheel, get the longest hose possible. No one ever complains that their hose is too long, but it can definitely be too short!

Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

In order to get the best mileage from your car's tires, you need to keep the air pressure just right. A digital tire pressure gauge that hooks on to your air compressor can monitor the pressure in your tires as you are filling them up with air. Rather than having to read small lines on a traditional tire gauge, you will know for certain that your tire pressure is exactly correct by reading the digital display.

Air Impact Wrench

All professional mechanics use air impact wrenches to remove lug nuts from tire rims. This often results in your inability to get the lug nuts off yourself, because they are on so tightly that you need an air tool in order to remove them.

Having your own air impact wrench will make lug nut removal a lot easier. This tool also allows you to quickly rotate your own tires, or replace a tire that is flat with your spare.

Air Sander with Polishing Kit

One of the most versatile accessories you can attach to your air compressor is a sander. For non-automotive uses, the air sander can help you sand wood for painting, or even grind down metal.

For your car, you can purchase a polishing kit for your air sander. The polishing kit is used for applying wax to your car after you have washed it. Additionally, a polishing kit will contain a buffing pad that can be used to buff-out small scratches in the clear coat of your car's paint. Using the air sander is much easier than buffing and waxing your car by hand.


An air compressor is a very powerful tool to have in your garage. Whether you have one car, or an entire industrial fleet of cars, air compressor accessories can make your maintenance tasks much faster and easier.

Look at this website to learn more about air compressors.