ProVia launched its new Grout Color Visualizer to let homeowners mix and match stone and styles with grout options. The tool is very easy to use, with just three simple steps.
If functionality was the only important criteria of good replacement windows, then any average Joe can simply slap a sheet of glass to a hole in their wall and call it a day. Luckily, most homeowners value form as well. The debate of whether which carries more weight is a discussion for another time. Suffice it to say, equal parts of form and function combine to make the perfect window.
Sometimes, common problems occur in areas where you least expect them. For roofs, this could be moisture damage from poor attic ventilation. For windows, it could be a failure of the caulk and weatherproofing seal. For doors, the door frame could be the culprit. Experts like roofers, technicians and general handymen are equipped to properly identify the problem areas and apply an effective solution.
Many homeowners know that unwanted water and moisture are their roofing system’s number one enemy. Moisture can rot wood, corrode metal and start a whole list of other problems on your shingles. But a lot of people still don’t understand how exactly moisture causes all these issues and where it even comes from. Believe it or not, your home is vulnerable not just to rainwater but also to indoor humidity.
Standard vinyl siding offers plenty of benefits to a home in terms of appeal, efficiency,and weather protection. However, it’s not without disadvantages. Homeowners often find the pliable material too “soft” to cover awkward corners and contours in their wall structures. Press a little too hard and you can warp a vinyl siding permanently. Insulated siding addresses all these issues effectively. Moreover, its built-in insulation also helps improve your overall energy efficiency. It does all this and more, of course, for a price.
Window replacement contractors, just like roofers and other home improvement builders, have peak and off-peak seasons. Spring and summer are the busiest seasons for the replacement window industry. The warm weather makes for an ideal time to have contractors finish their jobs. Moreover, the caulk and weatherstripping used in these installation projects cure better and faster in the heat. In fact, low temperatures can even cause these materials to fail completely.
Summer is not just a time to go out and enjoy the outdoors or spend lazy days indoors. This time of the year presents a perfect opportunity for you to pursue certain home maintenance tasks. After all, the weather is pleasant, which means you have more time to complete them.