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 . . .
Oklahoma facility managers are forever under pressure to reduce operating and maintenance expenses. It’s the old admonition “Do more with less.” In practice, though, it almost always reverts to “Do less with less.” Cuts are made in short-term spending to meet budget cuts, often without serious consideration as to the long-term impact of those cuts. 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 . . .
As a property manager of a flat roof system, one of the many concerns hanging over your head (literally) is the threat of a leak or roof damage. Restorative coatings can give you the peace of mind in knowing that your roof system will be efficiently protected for years to come. Coatings often avoid the costly hassle of roof replacement by providing additional protection and a decrease in energy costs. The array of available coating options have tripled over the past 25 years. With the advancement in products, the choices have become more complicated. Here is a closer look at the four most popular coating options. Read More . . .
As winter heads into full swing, now is a good time to evaluate your home for comfort and energy efficiency. A key component in your home comfort is insulation, as it acts as a barrier to heat. Older homes often suffer from poor thermal efficiency because of the lack of quality insulation. In many cases, newer homes require higher insulation levels due to building code changes. As homes age, they shift and settle causing air leaks that increase heating and cooling costs and energy usage. Read More . . .