It’s that time of year again. Another school year begins, and the weather is starting to change. With just a few short weeks until the colder weather is here to stay, now is the time to batten down the hatches and make sure your home is sound and ready for the “storm.” It’s time for fall home maintenance.
Most homeowners don’t get excited about replacing their gutters. However, they play an important role when it comes to protecting and maintaining the exterior of your home. Gutters that are worn, dented or otherwise damaged are not serving their intended purpose of carrying water away from your home.
Not only will new gutters improve the appearance of your home, but efficient, properly installed gutters can help you avoid much bigger problems as well as costly repairs. (more…)
Are you considering a new wood deck?
Swimming, gardening, lemonade, and cookouts are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think about spending time outdoors. The warmth of the sunshine invites us to come outside and linger, somehow assuring us that all of our indoor tasks can wait.
Are you considering a kitchen remodel?
There tends to be two basic schools of thought when it comes to whether a homeowner should invest the time and money needed to renovate a dated kitchen before placing a home on the market or forgo the project and offer the home for a lower price.
Aside from putting an addition on an existing home or building a new home entirely, a complete kitchen remodeling project is probably the most involved as well as the most desired home renovation project.
Once you’ve made the decision to replace your roof, you might find yourself surprised by the vast amount of options for roofing materials on the market.
You may feel overwhelmed and wonder how you will ever choose between wood, asphalt, metal, slate, and synthetic products.
As is the case with most home renovation projects, there are advantages and disadvantages to each type of material. It is important to research the different options. This will help you arm yourself with information before deciding what type of roof would work best for your home and budget.
Prior to listing a home, many sellers find themselves with a dilemma: invest a considerable amount of money in a house you plan to sell by replacing the roof and hope to recoup the cost in the final selling price or forgo replacing the roof and hope that the buyers don’t negotiate a much lower selling price as a result.
Most of us would find it a little strange if a friend said to us, “You’ve got to come by and see my new roof!” Roofs just aren’t one of those things that most people get very excited about.
The roof of a home is usually not the first thing people notice when visiting your home or simply walking past. A well-maintained, clean roof without a lot of visible evidence of past repairs isn’t something that will stand out to the average person.
A Roof is a Roof is a Roof? Maybe not…
Perhaps a severe storm passed through your area recently and left your roof damaged beyond repair. Maybe you are in the process of building a new home, and choosing a type of roof is just one of many decisions you will make during the building process.
A tornado or a hurricane may be able to blow the roof clear off of a structure, but a hailstorm can act as an army of angry soldiers firing golf-ball sized bullets at your roof or other parts of your home’s exterior.
Although hailstorms are accompanied by thunderstorms, there are a number of factors such as freezing altitude and barometric pressure that make it challenging for experts to accurately forecast a simple thunderstorm versus a potentially devastating hailstorm.