Home Buyer’s Tricks for Negotiation: Looking at the Roof and More

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Purchasing a home is an important milestone. Like any investment, it is important to research prior to making a commitment to buy. While most people are accustomed to reading reviews and researching the pros and cons of the goods in question, figuring out the exact condition of the home can be tricky. Chances are that the seller is either unaware of some home damages or willfully refusing to disclose all the negative aspects of the house. As a result, it is important for buyers to take precautions before deciding to invest in a home.The Importance of the RoofThe roof of the house is an often overlooked, but extremely important feature of the home. Besides adding character, a good roof is … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Consider Switching to Fiber-Cement Siding

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Although often overlooked, the siding of a house is a key component to its infrastructure. The durability, lifespan and versatility of the material are of significant importance to both the overall value of the home and the personal interests of the owners. Wood, vinyl and aluminum have all become well known for their pros and cons, but a more recent trend in home building has been a focus on fiber-cement siding as it covers all the important areas of interest while having an edge over the existing materials.While fiber-cement siding might cost slightly more than traditional vinyl, wood or aluminum, below are five excellent reasons to consider making the worthwhile investment. Whether the … [Read more...]

How Exactly Do Metal Roofs Work?

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Metal roofs are a favorite of many “green” enthusiasts. Recognized for their flexible customization, superior durability, and unmatched longevity, metal roofs are a cost-effective investment that saves homeowners a great deal of money in their maintenance upkeep, insurance plans, and much more. In addition to having the potential to decrease your homeowner’s insurance by as much as 35%, homeowners who choose metal roofs can also enjoy a 1 to 6 percent increase in the resale value of their homes. Despite these benefits, it is important to remember that metal roofs are cost-effective because they are green. Homeowners love metal roofs for outperforming asphalt shingles in energy efficiency and … [Read more...]

4 Simple Home Remodeling Projects to Take on This Fall

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Homeowners looking to raise the value of their property, or simply to give the house a facelift, will be glad to know they don’t have to look far in order to find ways to add a modern touch to their living space. No matter what the current trends may be, there are always classic remodeling projects which will give a fresh, new feeling to a home while boosting the its value at same time. By diving into some timeless remodeling projects while taking advantage of current trends in style, this fall can be a great time to give an older house more than just a fresh coat of paint.Kitchen Cabinets and DrawersKitchen remodeling projects offer a versatile selection of renovation options; sometimes, a … [Read more...]

Global Home Improvement’s Free Seamless Gutter Giveaway Facebook Contest

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Are your gutters beyond repair? Are your gutters rotting? If so, it may be time (or past time) to replace them. If your home is in desperate need of a Gutter Replacement, then you are in luck because Global Home Improvement is giving away FREE Seamless Gutters. It's easy and simple to enter. Here's how:'Like' the Global Home Improvement Facebook Page (if you're not a fan already)Click on the Gutter Giveaway tabEnter your information (name, email address, etc)Share Your Entry with Friends to Increase Your Chances of WinningIf you win, you'll be notified via Facebook or email after the contest ends on September 15th, 2014.  Check out the official rules for our gutter giveaway!Causes of Gutter D … [Read more...]

Quick Tips for Selecting A Metal Roof

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Metal roofs have often been overlooked as roofing options in the United States. Lately, though, many American property owners are beginning to understand why their counterparts in other countries prize metal roofs: Not only are metal roofs notably strong and durable; they are extremely visually appealing and last longer than traditional roofs. In fact, under the right conditions and with proper maintenance, metal roofs can last almost forever; whereas you typically have to replace shingles at least every 40 years, you can install a metal roof once and probably never have to replace it in your lifetime, saving you both time and money. Of course, the key to this is selecting the right metal … [Read more...]

Asphalt vs Metal Roofing: Comparing Longevity and Energy Costs

Asphalt vs Metal Roofing: Comparing Longevity and Energy Costs

As homeowners across the country become more environmentally and economically conscious, preference for metal roofing over asphalt roofing is on the rise. Tired of the short-lived asphalt shingles, consumers are finding smart roofing alternatives in metal roofing and enjoying the many benefits it offers. However, when it comes to why homeowners are falling in love with metal roofs from left to right, longevity and energy efficiency are the two major attractions.Asphalt Roofs are VulnerableHarsh and radical weather causes asphalt shingles to expand and contract, especially in regions with warm summers or heavy rain falls. As Daily Commercial reports, heat-related contraction compromises the … [Read more...]

5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips That Will Skyrocket Your Home’s Value

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Even if there’s no immediate interest in selling, putting in the effort to raise a home’s value is often a rewarding experience as it usually means a more fresh, updated look around the house. It’s also a great reason to invest in different renovations and repairs.Homeowners often wonder which areas of the home are the best to address during a renovation. Perhaps the most straightforward area to consider when boosting the value of a home is the kitchen. While it may seem like the options are endless here, with some very standard remodeling approaches, the value of a home can escalate substantially.Installing New Cabinets and DrawersChoosing to go with a new, uniform look for cabinets and draw … [Read more...]