When choosing a siding material for your home, there are many options at your disposal. From wood shakes and aluminum to wood clapboards and fiber cement, all have their pros and cons. However, vinyl has long been the most practical and popular siding material choice among homeowners looking for the best value. One of vinyl’s drawbacks is that it is susceptible to ugly stains and discolorations. [Read more…]
Sliding patio doors are great for connecting your home’s indoors with the outside spaces, filling your home with natural light and even getting fresh air circulating throughout your space. This makes them integral to the design of your home. As such, you’ll want to make sure they’re working safely and properly at all times. Homecraft®, Inc., the leader in replacement windows and doors, discusses here the most common problems associated with sliding patio doors and how to stay on top of them: [Read more…]
Mold and algae are a recurring threat to any home. Whether it’s the siding, the ceiling, or the basement, there are some instances where you can spot them even if you’re not looking. Apart from the aforementioned areas, mold and algae can also grow on the roof and one of these can pose a threat to your roofing system. [Read more…]
A code-compliant roof is designed to withstand the force of high winds and bear the weight of several inches of wet snow without collapsing. It owes its strength to its framing. Construction practices have evolved over time, but conventionally framed roofs are still in fashion.
Whether you plan to purchase wood or vinyl windows, it’s understandable that you want nothing but the best for your home. Windows are a great asset to every home, from enhancing your property values to helping you save on heating and cooling costs. There’s a bevy of windows but for the best quality, look no further than ENERGY STAR®-certified windows. [Read more…]
Planning to fix your home’s exterior or invest in new roofing or siding? Maybe you’ve thought you’re up to the challenge of doing the job yourself or you feel that contractors wouldn’t understand what you want. The problem is there are some things that can go wrong if you choose to DIY your project. [Read more…]
From roof repair to installing new siding, as a new homeowner, you’re constantly looking for home improvements with a high return on investment. There are many home improvement projects that are high on ROI; one of these home improvement projects is replacing your current door with a steel entry door. [Read more…]
When it comes to reselling your home, you want to get the best price you can. From hiring roofers to fix the roof to replacing your siding, some of these can raise your home’s value. However, not all home improvements raise your home’s resale value; some of them can actually be detrimental. This would cause you some difficulty in recouping your investments. [Read more…]
Roof leaks are sometimes inevitable, even if you try your best to keep the system in good shape. Unforeseen circumstances like storm damage and other weather-related problems, for instance, can impair your roof. To help homeowners prevent leaks, Homecraft, Inc., your trusted roofers in the area, discusses what causes this roofing problem. [Read more…]
The underlayment is a component applied between the sheathing and the shingles. It serves as a moisture barrier, providing an extra layer of protection from the elements. Honestly speaking, you can go without it, and nail asphalt shingles directly onto decking boards. However, forgoing the use of an underlayment isn’t wise. Without a high-quality, properly installed underlayment, your roof could completely fail after just a few years.