Why Switching to a Metal Roof is More Important than Ever

Recently, metal roofs have been rising above asphalt shingles and outshining this long-standing competitor in every way that matters. From longevity to personalization, the advantages of metal roof have inspired many asphalt buyers to make the change once and for all. If you are one of the fence-sitters who love the idea of a forever roof but feel hesitant about taking the leap, now it’s the time to make a decision. Switching to a metal roof is more important than ever, and here are a few reasons why: A Hard Look at the Economy (and Your Wallet) The U.S. has been climbing back from an economic recession following the burst of the infamous housing bubble back in 2007. Ever since then, … [Read more...]

Major Differences Between Replacement Windows & New Construction Windows

Windows. They are beautiful and attractive, and they often complement a room in your home: bedroom, kitchen, living room. Regardless how strong your windows may be, there will come a time when you need to replace the eyes of your home and give them a 20/20 vision all over again. If you are planning to replace your current windows, then it’s probably best for you to start “window shopping” right away. The window market offers a plethora of options, ranging from the elegant bow windows to the traditional double hung. Knowing your budget and design taste is important to making an informed purchase decision. However, before you dive into the world of window styles, you need to decide whether … [Read more...]

Why Your Windows and Sidings are Essential to Your Energy Costs

Environmentally-conscious homeowners are always on the go to make their home more energy efficient. However, saving Mother Earth has become more than reducing your carbon footprint. It’s about saving your wallets, too. Besides the obvious expenses we have to pay for not caring for the environment, choosing to ignore the energy efficiency of your home can mean plenty of dollars leaking from your pocket each month. Although energy efficient improvements may take time, here are two major elements that are absolutely essential to your energy costs: your windows and siding. What’s going on with Your Windows? Part of the effort to reduce your energy expenditure is to reduce wasted energy. … [Read more...]

Smart Alternatives to Asphalt Roofing to Consider When Replacing Your Roof

As one of the most common roofing materials in the United States, asphalt shingles are widely selected for their affordable upfront cost and curb appeal. While homeowners may appreciate shingle roofs for their cosmetic and economic benefits, they are also tired of repairing and replacing their roof on a regular basis. The unfortunate truth is that most shingle roofs do not live for more than two decades. Even with great care and upkeep, asphalt shingles will need to be replaced every 20 or 25 years. As a material that is susceptible to severe thermal expansion and contraction and other natural hazards, it is common for asphalt shingles to curl, chip, crack, or even loosen due to harsh … [Read more...]

3 Factors to Help Determine if Your Roof Requires an Upgrade

Having a working roof over your head is something we’ve always taken for granted but then it stops working, starts withering away and then it's time to panic. When we started seeing water traces on our walls and ceilings or maybe finding a puddle of rainwater in a corner, we know that there’s something wrong up and above. Before you panic and start to scramble for whatever roof you can get your hands on, first you must slow down and make sure that the roof is really beyond repair. Here are a few things that will help you to decide between repair and replacement: Understand the Lifespan of Your Roof There’s a lifespan for everything, and your home's roof is no exception. While you may … [Read more...]

Identifying the Weaknesses of Your Home and How to Improve Them

No matter how old or new your home may be, there's always room for improvement. A slight adjust to a bedroom here, new wallpaper in your bathroom there, and on and on it goes. While you can do some research on the internet and identify the weaknesses of your home without any third-party assistance, hiring an energy auditor is usually a great way to secure a holistic understanding of your home’s true condition. Get Your Energy Audit Report Also known as the home energy assessment, getting a home energy audit involves hiring a professional to inspect and identify potential vulnerabilities around the house. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of an energy audit can range from $300 … [Read more...]

4 Easy DIY Home Projects for the Spring

Spring marks the new chapter of a fresh year. As green leaves begin to peek out of the branches and flowers awake from their long hibernation, keeping your home in that wintery look just doesn’t seem so fun anymore. Inasmuch as you love the sparkling decorations mixed in green and red, it’s time for a new design. Down with the heavy drapes, and up with the light, translucent curtains. Let’s freshen up your living space with not just a few pretty floral pillows, but some amazing DIY home decors! Make Baby Food Jar Vases Flowers are beautiful decors around the house. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to arrange flowers or the budget to order charming bouquets from a florist each … [Read more...]

5 Absolutely Essential Things To Know When Choosing Gutters

Most homeowners tend to focus on interior, remodeling our kitchen, honing our garden but what about gutter systems? Your home's gutters are often overlooked. Gutters are tasked with a heavy responsibility: drainage and irrigation. Ultimately, by adding the best possible gutter system to your home you'll be able to protect your home and save you money in the long run. Not all gutter systems are the same. Here are five things you need to know to choose the best gutter system available: 1) Choose The Right Size Gutter Typical rain gutter systems have widths of 4, 5 or 6 inches. Homeowners must also consider the area of the roof. For instance, if the roof is large then a wider gutter … [Read more...]