Ensuring your roofing system is in good shape before the cold season hits is one way to protect your home and maintain its energy efficiency. Another thing you can do to reduce your heating costs is by winterizing your exterior doors. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 30 percent of energy loss escapes through drafty windows and doors.
Last April, Andersen® Corporation, including its subsidiaries, was named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and the winner of the program’s Sustained Excellence Award. This is the highest honor given by ENERGY STAR to home improvement companies that display a continued leadership in protecting the environment through stellar energy efficiency achievements. With a century-long track record of window innovation and quality, Andersen is one of the most recognizable names in the window industry.
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…]
Last March, the Healthy Business Council of Ohio awarded ProVia®, an industry-leading door and window manufacturer, with a Silver Award for healthy worksite practices. This prestigious award was presented during the council’s 15th annual Healthy Worksite awards ceremony recognizing employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. [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…]
Today’s replacement windows have become an essential design element. Home remodelers, in fact, take into account views and other visual elements when choosing from a variety of window styles. Homecraft, Inc., the leading window replacement company in the area, discusses ways window design influences the home’s interior.
When you’re pursuing a roof replacement project, GAF’s Grand Sequoia® roofing shingles can be a great choice for your new roofing material. This product line from one of the top roofing manufacturers offers more than just a covering on top of your home. It has features and warranties designed to magnify your roofing system’s aesthetic and function. [Read more…]
You’ve probably heard it before but we’re saying it again–the best way to ensure home improvement success is to hire a reliable contractor. Projects such as roof repair and window replacement are not for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. There are many considerations that go into these types of projects, all requiring extensive experience and knowledge that only professionals can offer. [Read more…]
In the previous post, we’ve shared with you the top three projects we think can help you make the most of your investment in home improvement. At this point, we assume that you already have an idea as to which projects you want to tackle first. We know you’re excited to get started, but before anything, we want you to take note of these common mistakes so you know what to avoid in your home improvement project. [Read more…]