Winter Home Improvement Projects To Consider

Winter hasn’t quite started yet, but the snow is falling and the temperatures are dropping. As a home owner, you may not think it’s a good time to tackle home improvement projects, but believe it or not, they don’t have to wait until the warmer weather arrives. Graves Bros. is well known for their roofing services, but we are also experts at siding, windows, doors, insulation, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We thought we’d sharing 7 home improvement projects that can be completed in the Winter. 1. Window Replacement Energy efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. The Spring and Summer aren’t the only time of year you can replace your windows. If you decide to replace your windows, you’ll have to make several decisions about the type of windows you purchase. Learn More Here 2. Replace or Refurbish Exterior Doors Your windows aren’t the … Read More

Bathroom – What Does Yours Say?

Has your bathroom been updated lately? Your bathroom is one of the easiest places for creating style and functionality in your home. Generally, the average bathroom is basic and simple, white and boring, with no obvious personality. Today, that’s no longer the case. With many material and fixture choices it is easy to turn a plane bathroom into a space that evokes style and comfort. Blogs and Pinterest are a couple of resources people go to for bathroom remodeling ideas. If you have an idea of what you would like your bathroom to look like, but are on a limited budget, below are some tips to lower the price tag. 1. Limit the use of tile. Tile can be very expensive and the cost of labor is even more pricey. 2. Research showrooms, fabricators and closeouts at stores. Purchase remnants of materials like granite or title, in lieu of slabs. … Read More

4 Of The Best Gutter Cleaning Solutions

Fall is the season when gutters are cleaned in preparation for the cold and wet months ahead. There would be far less property damage if more home owners and property managers knew the best way to clean out their gutters. Cleaning gutters properly also results in fewer injuries and deaths. Repairs from clogged gutter damage can be very costly. If rainwater doesn’t flow properly through the gutters and downspout system it backs up and overflows. During the chilly months, water can freeze, causing damage and a host of other problems. The best way to clean out your gutters isn’t so cut and dry. There are many people who swear by their method and say it’s the best way. The truth is, there are many different approaches to cleaning out your gutters. So what you need to do is educate yourself about each one and choose what works best for you. Keep … Read More

Siding, Know the Basics and Beyond

  Just like your roof, siding is an important investment for your home. It also has many more purposes other than enhancing your curb appeal. It protects and insulates, but also has an environmental impact. It also cost so much less than other material options like wood, stucco, brick, stone, and metal. Siding comes in many styles, colors, textures, and types. Choosing the right one can feel very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are your basic need-to-knows before moving forward with your new home improvement project. These will help reduce feeling overwhelmed in making the best decision for yourself. Know the Basics Traditional siding is where great looks and low maintenance harmoniously live together. Styles such as clapboard, beaded, and Dutchlap bring the quaint to Cape Cods and Colonials. Insulated siding adds energy efficiency, UV resistance, and colorfast fade resistance to the aesthetically pleasing side of things. … Read More

Shingles Curling – 4 Reasons Why

The roof is arguably the most important component of your house. If the shingles on your roof curl that’s an indication that something is wrong. Below are 4 reasons why your shingles are curling. 1. The shingles on your roof were improperly installed. If the shingles on your roof weren’t put on correctly, this is the main culprit for curling. Due to whomever installed the roof probably didn’t use enough nails or placed them inadequately. Consequently, the shingles work themselves out over time, leaving them loose or curled. If the adhesive strip or tar line isn’t lined up next one another, those shingles will eventually curl or even fall off. 2. Your attic space is not properly insulated or ventilated. A roof ventilation system works by pulling in outside air from intake vents placed on the lower part of the roof. In your home, hot, moisture-filled air typically rises to … Read More