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.
It may not be easy to choose between a cedar and insulated vinyl siding. On the one hand, you have a natural product that provides a rustic look. On the other, you have a more versatile siding material. In today’s post, Homecraft Inc., your local siding contractor, makes a case for the latter as we highlight CedarMAX vinyl siding from ProVia®.
First impressions are everything, as many people say. So when it comes to setting the tone and character of your home, your front door is a great place to start. Apart from its notable qualities of durability and security, it is an important design element that adds to the home’s curb appeal, much like the siding, windows and roof.
Summer is fast approaching and it can only mean one thing—improving your home is on top of your to-do list. That list may be getting longer as temperatures continue to rise, but a window replacement is something you should consider or even prioritize.
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…]
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.
Daylighting is an interior design concept that involves the use of natural light to illuminate the indoors. With the right style of windows and their correct placement, natural light can create a larger-looking and more inviting space. It also offers other benefits that make it a better alternative to using artificial light, especially during the day.
Ever wonder what makes energy-efficient windows unique? A huge part of it is thanks to the glass value provided by the the low-E coating. It’s the glass component that makes your windows powerful against heat or cold.