5 Remodeling Projects to Tackle this Summer

5 Remodeling Projects to Tackle this Summer

Summer is a time for vacation, but it’s also a time for you to catch up on those home improvement projects you have been neglecting throughout the year. With workload slightly on the hold, you can now give your home a lift in both beauty and value. While there are many things you can do to enhance the aesthetics and utility of your home, budget-minded homeowners should tackle remodeling projects that can increase the value, energy efficiency, and comfort of their living space. Here are 5 remodeling projects you can do this summer:Siding ImprovementThe exterior design of your home plays a major role in evoking a positive impression of your structure. Replacing your siding not only safeguards y … [Read more...]

3 Types of Metal Roofs

3 Types of Metal Roofs

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard of metal roofs and all their wonderful benefits. Like all other roofing materials, metal roofs are available in a variety of colors and styles. You have metal shingles, metal shakes, metal slates, and more. Each metal roofing type seeks to emulate a certain material without succumbing to any of its weaknesses. For example, a metal shake roof is designed to look and feel like wood, while remaining impervious to rot, curb, and mildew. Let’s get started and familiarize ourselves with some of the most common and efficient types of metal roofs and what they can do for your home.Metal Shingle vs. Asphalt ShinglesAsphalt shingles are definitely a roofing material w … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Choosing the Best Window

4 Best Tips for Choosing a Window

With such a huge variety of materials and styles on the market, choosing the right windows for your home can be quite a difficult task. However, with a little knowledge about the different strengths and weakness of window materials, along with the specific needs for your home, you can easily figure out which options are the best for you. To get you started, we’ve outlined 4 essential tips for choosing the best windows for your next home renovation project.1) Strength and DurabilityClimate and weather patterns have a big impact on the strength and durability of your windows. If you live in a relatively temperate area, with rain being the most common weather occurrence, then aluminum or vinyl a … [Read more...]

4 Tips for an Easy and Stress-Free Home Remodel Makeover

4 Tips for Remodeling

Whether it’s a DIY project or a group project dating back to grade school, all of us can instantly realize when we might be over our head. So when you’re undertaking a home makeover there can be an amiable amount of stress involved, regardless if the project is overwhelming or not. From the initial spark of an idea to its finished stage, you’re likely to experience varying levels of nervous excitement to sheer panic. Will it be complete? What if I don’t like it? When it gets down to it, remodeling your home is time consuming, and depending upon your project, it can also be expensive . While eliminating stress altogether from the process is nearly impossible, following these 4 tips will reduce … [Read more...]

6 Questions to Ask When Replacing Your Windows

6 Questions to Ask When Replacing Your Window

You’re in the middle of a major home improvement project. As you look over the newly painted rooms, the charming cabinets and the attractive hardware, your eyes unconsciously turn to the windows. They look tired and ready for retirement. Something needs to be done about those old windows to match the designs you have so thoughtfully put together.If it’s been at least a decade since you upgraded your windows, the chances are that they are a bit worn and out of fashion. Maybe, the windows you once appreciated passionately have grown too familiar. You need a change and are on the hunt for new windows. However with a plethora of window styles, where should you start? Use this easy checklist and h … [Read more...]

3 Things You Need to Know When Selecting the Best Color for Your Metal Roof

Metal roofing has quickly become one of the hottest trends in home improvement, thanks to its eco-friendly properties, low maintenance, and unbeatable longevity. Of course, the striking beauty of a metal roof can’t be understated, and one of the most important considerations you can make for your new investment is which color you should choose. Although manufacturers can make your roof virtually any color imaginable, the color of your roof can have a dramatic effect on its environmental impact and its overall performance. Below, we’ve listed three tips for choosing the right roof color, and how your choice can impact your home and surrounding area.1) Optimal PerformanceOne of the main rea … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Switching to a Metal Roof

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When planning for a new roof, metal might not be the first material that comes to mind. However, metal roofs are quickly gaining popularity for all of the eco-friendly benefits they add to your home, along with their extreme longevity in both beauty and durability. Below, we’ve listed the top five ways your home will benefit from a metal roof, and why you need to consider the shiny stuff during your next home renovation.1) LongevityMetal roofs have by far the longest lifespan out of any other material. Asphalt and wood shingles require costly upkeep and only last for about 15-20 years -- not to mention that they’re also prone to rot and leaks. Metal roofs, on the other hand, require little to … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Raise The Value of Your Home

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Fluctuation in real estate prices combined with changing interest rates have superfluous effects on mortgage rates and property taxes. It is hard to sell a home and even harder to get the most value possible out of any close. There are several home improvement projects that you can take on to improve and increase the value of your home. And, don't forget: there are benefits to improving your home beyond selling it. It feels good to live in a place that looks and feels exactly as you like it to, and if the value of your home increases in the process: Bonus! Here are six tips that can help increase the value of your home:1) Install New Appliances – Simply installing a new washer or dryer, refr … [Read more...]