As a homeowner, you may be doing routine maintenance and getting your roof inspected. This is to make sure that your roof is performing well, and there are no underlying problems that can worsen. However, your roof’s longevity and performance does not only hinge on the quality of your roofing materials and workmanship. It also relies on your attic ventilation.[Read more…]
A Guide to Window Grilles: Should You Add Them or Not?
As a homeowner, there are many decisions you need to make when replacing your old, drafty windows. One of them is choosing whether or not to add window grilles. These refer to the decorative pattern on a window that consists of horizontal or vertical bars that divide the larger sheet of glass into smaller panes.[Read more…]
4 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Siding This Spring
With spring already underway, it pays to give your home the attention it deserves. You could be planning a roof maintenance check or looking to replace your old windows with new ones, but what about your siding? Is it still holding up well, or is it showing signs of disrepair? If it is the latter, then there’s no better time to have it replaced than this spring. Here’s why.[Read more…]
4 Safety Features Every Deck Should Have
The deck remains a must-have feature in Oregon homes because of the increased comfort, functionality and value it provides. If you’re having one installed this season, it’s not enough that your new decking is lovely and well-designed. It should be safe to use and spend time in as well. Here are some of the safety features your deck should have.[Read more…]
Gutter Costs: 3 Factors That Affect Pricing
Like most home improvement projects, a gutter installation project doesn’t have set pricing. The overall project cost, in fact, will depend on several important factors.[Read more…]
New Roof Installation: Does It Actually Increase Home Value?
Investing in a new roofing system offers quite a few advantages. But is increased home value actually one of them?[Read more…]
Do You Have to Leave Your Home During a Window Replacement Project?
Window replacement seems like it will be a straightforward project, but it actually takes as much careful planning as other home upgrades. There are a couple of bases to cover, one of which is deciding whether to stay somewhere else temporarily during the window replacement process. But is leaving your home actually necessary?[Read more…]
Should Your Deck Be Level With Your Home?
You can’t go wrong with adding a deck to increase your living space. However, adding one is no simple feat since you’ll need thorough planning to pull it off correctly. Keep in mind that when you’re designing your deck, you’ll need to consider a few key factors. This also includes whether or not your deck should be level with your home.[Read more…]
Fun and Creative Ways to Use Old Shingles
There will come a time when your roof isn’t worth repairing, leaving you no choice but to dispose of your old roofing shingles. Fortunately, many homeowners are starting to be environmentally conscious when it comes to their home improvement decisions. Here are fun and creative ways to reuse old roofing shingles.[Read more…]
What’s in a Good Window Replacement Contract?
Getting a new set of windows can be a hassle and costly; that’s why it’s necessary to look for a reliable contractor to ensure everything will be worth it. Although it’s a challenge to hire one, the good news is that you can easily determine whether the contractor is trustworthy. Just look at the contract. It should include the following:
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