3 Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Ready for the Fall

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It’s that time of the year when the days begin to shorten and the temperature grows mild. Instead of blooming flowers and flourishing trees, you are starting to see shades of yellow, orange and red all around you. Fall is here again, and before you know it, winter will be fast upon you. Is your home ready for fall harvest or are you still scrambling to prepare your home before the cold weather (and the rainy season) take a toll on you? To help you and your family to enjoy the many benefits this colorful season has to offer, here are three easy but practical ways to make sure your home is ready for the fall.Perform a Detailed Roof InspectionYour roof serves as the first line of defense a … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Wood Windows

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The mention of wood windows evokes the thought of a two-story house that is decorated with lovely curtains and perhaps a fireplace. True to their reputation, wood windows are widely recognized for their styles and authentic beauty. Even with the variety of window options on the market, wood windows remain a coveted choice for their proven reliability and exquisite appeal.  For those of you who are still having second thoughts about wood windows, here are 4 compelling reasons and you will understand why wood windows are the perfect window solution for your home.Endless CustomizationWood windows offer great customization flexibility that can satisfy any architectural style. In addition to … [Read more...]

Are Metal Roofs Noisy in the Rain?

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Metal roofs are a sturdy, quiet, and energy efficient roofing solution. Yet, they are often misjudged as heavy, prone to lightning strikes, and overall noisy. The myth that metal roofs are noisy is especially detrimental to their popularity in the roofing and home improvement industry. Every homeowner dreams to have a quiet home. For those living on busy streets, having a roof that is impervious to the rising noise pollution is extremely important. However, the saying that metal roofs are noisier than your average asphalt shingle roof is in itself a myth.The Myth of Loud Metal RoofsIt might surprise you that the claim metal roofs are much more noisier than asphalt shingles is made by … [Read more...]

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

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Purchasing a home is an important milestone. House hunting and looking for the right home can sometimes be a frustrating, cumbersome process. How do you know if you're getting a house that won't fall apart the second the realtor disappears? 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 … [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. I it always there, in your face, and yet most homeowners tend to neglect or even ignore it. 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, … [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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Are you looking to give your home a makeover this fall? 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 v … [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...]