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.
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.
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…]
When planning for home improvement, it can be difficult to pinpoint where you should get started. Let’s get real–home improvement can be a significant investment. If you want to make the most of every dollar you’ll be spending then, it will be best to tackle projects that promise considerable returns on investment (ROI) first. Typically, these projects are those that not only improve your home’s appearance but also boost your property’s energy efficiency and overall, year-round comfort. [Read more…]
Door types by operating mechanism
Doors, ultimately, fall into two categories: swinging doors and sliding doors. [Read more…]
Types of roofs by pitch
The biggest catch-all category for roofs is the pitch, or slope of the roof. The value, calculated as rise over run, is expressed in terms of how many inches the roof rises for every twelve inches that the roof covers laterally. [Read more…]
The way your home looks from the outside is just as important as the way it looks on the inside. While only those you let into your castle will ever see the interior of your home, it’s exterior facade is there for all to see. It’s a statement you make to the rest of the world. Coordinating the exterior features of your home into a pleasant, complementary whole boosts your self-esteem and allows you to face the world with pride. Conversely, a mismatched exterior can only detract from your image and self-esteem. For those who’re new to the art of exterior design, here’s a handy guide to help you along. [Read more…]
Any roofing contractor will tell you that it is important to schedule regular roof inspections and repairs. This becomes even more essential during hurricane season, as harsh weather can cause damage on your system, resulting in a weaker overall structure. [Read more…]