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. This … 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

Patio Doors – 5 Things to Consider

Want convenient access to the outdoors? Need extra natural light in your home? Summer is here and one of the best upgrades you can make for your home is a new patio door. Here are 5 things to consider before making your patio door purchase: 1. Know your budget. Before you start picking out your favorite doors, determine your budget. The cost of patio doors can vary depending on details such as size, quality, and features. 2. Choose a style and design that fits your home and personality. Choosing the right patio door has an equally big impact on both the interior and exterior appearance of your home. 3. Know the functionality and restrictions. Sliding doors are great for condos and/or homes where there isn’t much space around the door. If you’re looking for a traditional look, keep in mind that hinged patio doors swing in or out, creating more … Read More

Energy Efficient Windows – 5 Benefits During the Summer

Energy efficient windows great for keeping the drafts out during the winter, and they’re also great for the warmer months. Having them installed will help keep your home cool in the summer. Consequently, your home be comfortable and you’ll also save on energy and other costs. Here are the 5 benefits of having energy efficient windows installed in your home: Significantly reduces energy costs. By having energy efficient windows, you use less energy. As a result it not reduces your energy bill. Similarly it also reduces your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other homes. Designed to provide the best insulation possible. Did you know that energy efficient windows have a special gas that’s in between the window panes? These gases are there to increase insulation and act as a barrier to keep heat out in the summer and in during the winter. Reflects and protects … Read More

Curb Appeal – Enhancing Your Home

They say first impressions last forever – so how’s that curb appeal working for you?!? If it’s drawing (good) attention, great, if it’s only mediocre and you’re looking for some tips, we’ve got you covered. When you’re thinking of selling your home and aren’t sure where to start, we can help you out too. One thing to always remember is potential buyers see your home’s exterior when driving by. Your home’s exterior includes the front entryway, yard, driveway, and even sidewalk. Boost your curb appeal with these cost-effective makeover tips! Dress Up Your Front Door Even on a fixed budget, there are a multitude of ways to draw attention to your front door. Your front door is your exterior’s focal point, so why not create a new look? One of the easiest things to do is paint the door a rich hue. Like bold colors? Just keep in mind that … Read More