What is Solar Thin Film Metal and What are Its Benefits?

Energy efficiency is important. We know that, and it’s something people like to talk about all the time. For homeowners, conversations about energy efficiency probably revolve around cutting back on cooling and heating costs, insulating our homes, and getting better roofing and window materials. While all these are great steps toward a responsible and sustainable lifestyle, what homeowners need to consider is solar thin film metal. Don’t Just Go Solar, Try Solar Thin Film Metal You’ve probably heard of solar panels and all their amazing benefits. As one of the forefront solutions for renewable energy, solar panels take one of the most abundant natural resources — sun rays — and convert … [Read more...]

5 Most Common Misconceptions about Metal Roofs

Misconceptions are abound, especially when it comes to anything remotely having to do with eco-friendliness. Misconceptions can potentially tarnish the reputation of a product, service, and company, which is the case for metal roofs. Many have--wrongly--considered metal roofs to be ugly, unreliable, and noisy. Metal roofs are, in fact, just the opposite. To give metal roof a fighting chance, here are 5 common metal roof misconceptions you need to dismiss from your mind immediately: Lack of Metal Roof Aesthetic Although the thought of having a piece of metal attached to your roof is rather frightening, homeowners need to realize that metal roofs have progressed beyond their rudimentary … [Read more...]

Out with the Old & In with the New: Asphalt Roof vs Metal Roof

Out with the old, and in with the new! Whenever we see something better — whether it is a newly released item from Apple or Microsoft or a new meal at our favorite restaurant — we are usually ready to take the dive. The same applies to our home. What’s Up with Your Roof? As homeowners, we are generally pretty good at keeping up with the latest trends. From the design choices of our rooms, windows, and other structures to the appliances we use in our kitchens and laundry rooms, it is obvious that we are constantly raising the standards of our lives. Yet, when it comes to our roof, many of us seem to be “stuck” with the traditional asphalt shingle, while secretly wishing that there’s … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Adorn the Interior of Your Windows

As your source for natural light and ventilation, the windows of your home can also sprinkle dashes of beauty to both your exterior and interior design. Wood windows, for example, are classy, traditional, and sophisticated, while fiberglass windows reflect advanced engineering and a streamlined charisma in their overall appeal. No matter what kind of window style or material you choose, it’s always fun to adorn the interior of your windows with personality: Tuscan Style Curtains Tuscan style curtains are named after the Tuscany region in Central Italy — an area that is famous for its gorgeous landmarks, culinary variety, and authentic personality. More commonly known as drapes in the … [Read more...]

What Type of Metal Roof is Right for Your Home?

While you may be completely sold on turning to metal in your next roofing project, your roofing shopping process is only about to begin. Once you’ve singled out metal roofs as the ultimate choice for their strength and efficiency, your next challenge is to find the right type of metal roof for your home. Like asphalt shingles, shakes, and other roofing materials, contemporary metal roofs are available in a myriad of styles. What you pick and choose can dramatically affect the appeal of your home, giving it a formal, sophisticated look or an elegant, classy flair that can attract many passersby. Consider a Standing Seam Metal Roof This particular metal roof style features a graceful … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Stucco and Mold Behind your Home’s Siding

Stucco looks great on the outside of your home, especially as an alternative to vinyl siding. There’s a reason it’s been used for thousands of years, even since ancient times! However, if you live in a harsh climate that receives a lot of rain, snow, or humidity, stucco may do your home much more harm than good. We’re talking serious mold and rot issues that can threaten the structural integrity of your home and cost thousands of dollars to repair. This can be prevented with the right siding choices for your home! Evaluating Stucco Unfortunately, many people have realized this problem when it’s already too late. Those looking to sell a stucco home can also find potential buyers walking … [Read more...]

What Type of Home Siding Can I Choose That is Highly Innovative & Customizable?

Over the past 60 years, the home remodeling industry has seen many changes when it comes to the standard in the variations of siding and replacement siding. In the 1950’s wood siding was the preferred choice, followed by Aluminum siding in the 1960’s which was then replaced by Vinyl Siding starting in the 1980’s. Most recently, fiber cement siding has started to take the place of vinyl, not because it is cheaper but because of its superior durability and authentic wood look. Currently, James Hardie Siding is the world’s largest siding manufacturer and as traditional Hardie Plank siding becomes mainstream discerning homeowners are starting to look for an even better, more luxurious siding … [Read more...]

5 Ways You Can Liven Up the Windows Throughout your Home

Your house looks shabby, but you’re not totally sure what’s off. The landscaping is neat and trim, and the siding was power-washed. Maybe it’s…the windows? Definitely. Upgrading the look and feel of your windows can make a huge difference to the overall look of your house. Below, we’ve listed a few simple changes you can make in a snap to give your home that facelift it’s been needing for ages. 1) Upgrade The Hardware Changing the shape and finish of your window’s hardware can be an instant way to shake things up. With a huge range of options available, from brushed nickel, to shiny copper, or rubbed bronze, picking a new hue will give your windows a little pop and totally change the … [Read more...]