Siding not only protects your home, it can also dramatically boost your home’s appearance. However, if the siding material is poorly installed or chosen without factoring in the climate and weather in your location, it can negatively affect your home’s value. Identifying and resolving these issues in a timely manner can help you to maintain the integrity of your siding and your home. Replacing some or all of the siding may be necessary to remedy these problems. Before you decide on what material you would like to use there are several factors you should consider that will help you make a sound decision. Read More . . .
Knowing the signs of when to replace your windows may not always be clear. Some simple guidelines can help to determine if you need to replace them sooner rather than later. If your home is older than 15 years and still has the original builder-grade windows, then now is probably a good time to consider an upgrade. Are your windows still working properly? For example, do they stick when you try to open or close them? Do you find condensation on the windows' interior? Do you feel the most room temperature change by the windows? Just like your kitchen appliances, or roof shingles, over time your windows and doors need to be replaced. Read More . . .
You may already have attic insulation in place, but if it's been there for years, chances are it has compressed and is not as effective as it once was, or as it could be. Most homes built before the year 2000 have inadequate levels of insulation in the attic. Over time, as the insulation settles it severely compromises the effectiveness of the thermal barrier. The Department of Energy estimates that a properly insulated attic can shave 10 to 50 percent off your heating bill. And it works the opposite way for warm climates; in summer, it helps stabilize your house's indoor temps to keep cooling needs in check. Read More . . .
No matter where you live, it’s incredibly important to maintain great curb appeal when selling your home. Summer is a great time for buyers to be looking at purchasing a home, so here are some great tips you can use to boost your curb appeal this summer. Read More . . .
Like travel, remodeling projects have off seasons. Winter is the best time for a home upgrade. In colder months you will often find the best deals on home improvements that are considered warm weather projects, such as window replacements. But how do you know if your home is in need for a window upgrade? Your windows often provide the clues with drafts, temperature changes near windows, moisture leaks, condensation, fog covered glass and rotted wood frames. New windows can enhance the look of your home and make it less drafty and quieter. New, modern windows are also easier to clean and maintain than older windows with a combination of storm windows and screens. According to an Angie’s List survey of real estate agents, a window replacement done well can net you an 80% return on investment if you sell your home. Read More . . .