5 Things to Make Wood Windows More Appealing to Your Home

Wood windows are a timeless window choice for their organic touch and sophisticated texture. With the right window treatment, your wood windows can be transformed into a stunning focal point for any room around the house. Here are a few ideas to stage your wood windows! 1) Bedazzled Curtain that Illuminates the Room Who says that window dressings need to be made of fabric? While conventional window coverings can upgrade the look of your window, unique window treatments like a curtain of sparkling beads is sure to captivate the eye. As Houzz.com rightly observes, “This simple but dazzling design has just the right extra something to finish bare windows where privacy isn't needed.” 2) … [Read more...]

5 Home Improvement Projects to Keep Your Home Cool During the Summer

Let’s all agree on this: Summer can get really hot. No matter where you hide — in your home or in the cool pool — there is no way to escape the heat. As you turn up the AC and grudgingly stare at the rising energy bill, don’t you wish that you could do something to get comfortable and save a few bucks? Here are 5 home improvement projects to keep your home during cool summer: 1) Repair or Replace Your Old Windows Much of the heat gain can be attributed to windows. Whether the window was leaky or made of energy inefficient materials, the condition of your window directly affects the amount of heat that will infiltrate your home during the dog days of summer. According to Energy.gov, … [Read more...]

How to Pick the Right Siding for Your Home

If you’re looking to replace your siding, then you’re in for a true adventure. The world of siding offers a plethora of options ranging from your traditional wood siding to the innovative fiber cement siding. While you may feel easily overwhelmed by the various siding options on the market, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each siding product will help you pick the right siding for your home. Track Down the Popular Siding You may be remotely familiar with a few siding products, but having a list of popular siding in your head can be helpful especially when you are trying to settle for the best deal. To start off, you have the organic siding materials such as brick, … [Read more...]

How to Determine Best Hardware and Styling for Window Treatments

Window treatment ideas can quickly lead you down a rabbit hole of choices, which include fabric, color, function, style, price and other factors. Curtains. Rods. You can spend hours daydreaming about window treatments for your bedroom, kitchen, or living room. With so many decisions to make, it's easy to get overwhelmed. However, you can make the shopping experience fun and simple by prioritizing your needs. Here are a few things you can consider as you explore the world of window treatment styles and hardware. What’s More Important: Privacy or Light Window treatments are usually a trade-off between privacy and light — but sometimes you get both. Knowing what your priorities are for … [Read more...]

5 Safety Tips for Cleaning Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters may not be your favorite chore, but it’s a must-do if you want to have an efficient rainwater drainage system this fall. Gutter cleaning only comes twice a year — sometimes a bit more if your house sits right under a pine tree. Because it will be a while before you lay your hands on your gutters again, it’s important to clean it right the first time to avoid costly trouble in the future. 1) Inspect Your Gutter from the Ground Up Gutters are located high above the ground, so the first thing you should do is to inspect them from below. Visually scan your gutter for signs of damage that may compromise your safety. For example, if you notice that the gutter is … [Read more...]

Is Summer When I Should Choose a Metal Roof?

Are you looking desperately at your energy bill and wondering how it gets that high? The answer is just a window away. Simply look at the weather outside. Or better yet, step out into the sun and feel the heat wave enclose your body. The outdoor temperature is simply unbearable. Thanks to your faithful cooling system, your home is nice and comfortable on the inside. But that comfort comes with a hefty price tag! According to Energy.gov’s updated statistics on energy use, Americans spend more than $11 billion annually on air conditioning, while releasing around 100 million tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year. This kind of consumption is neither green to the environment nor to … [Read more...]

Examining the Significant Differences Between Stucco Repair & Stucco Replacement

There's stucco repair and then there's stucco replacement. Is there a huge underlying difference between the two? Obviously, as we all know, to repair something is completely different than replacing something. The terminology and the question itself may be confusing as they seem to be interchangeable. However, there are important distinctions. Stucco repair is often quicker, simpler and considered a short-term solution. Conversely, stucco replacement is more laborious but often considered a long-term strategy to deal with several occurrences of short-term incidents. The two projects could not be more varying or different and are often the bi-product of construction ideology as much as they … [Read more...]

What is Stucco Remediation and When to Consider Installing It?

Some homes are simply built to last and you may find yourself thinking that your home is impervious to the invading force of mold and moisture. If you are a stucco homeowner, your abode is protected by an aesthetically-pleasing agent that serves as a stalwart against moisture intrusion. Nevertheless, no home is impervious to such an event. However, there is no need to be concerned because there is a innovative procedure to combat the onslaught of vaporous adversaries: stucco remediation. Stucco remediation is a touch-up of your stucco and assuring the shell and all its contents are functioning properly. While the procedure may seem painstaking or daunting, it can yield great dividends. … [Read more...]