When in the market for replacement windows, you will want to assess certain performance values for energy efficiency in order to achieve optimal thermal comfort for your home. In this blog, our window specialists shed light on the main differences between solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and U-value.
Attic insulation is a thermally insulated cladding procedure that uses phenolic foam, polyurethane foam, glass or rock wool. Its primary function is to reduce the amount of heat being transferred in and out of the roof, achieving thermal comfort for the residents.
Even the most durable and expensive siding materials will not do you any good if you do not find the best contractor to install them. But how will you know if you have found the right contractor for your project? Here are five considerations to keep in mind.
Underlayment is a water-resistant or waterproof barrier that is installed directly on the roof deck and underneath the shingles. Its main purpose is to provide an additional layer of protection from weather elements, such as rain, snow and wind. Asphalt-saturated, non-bitumen synthetic and rubberized asphalt are the three basic types of roof underlayment.
Raccoons are known to destroy property while scavenging for food. They slip through fences with their ingenuity and flexibility. One of their favorite access points is the downspouts. They climb these pipes until they reach your gutters, roof and attic, where they will likely build their home if you don’t act quickly.
Windows are an integral part of your home. They provide your indoors with the necessary natural lighting and ventilation, and improve your home’s curb appeal. Some patio doors technically count as windows since they operate with a sash and have clear glass panes that function just like a window would.
Siding is more than just a layer of materials that enhance your home’s curb appeal. It also provides protection against the elements, insulation and other benefits. As a homeowner, knowing the functions of your siding can help in maintaining and improving the exterior of your property.
Roofs are built to stand up against constant exposure to the elements and provide your home with a high level of protection. However, they can still develop issues and eventually require replacement. Delaying roof replacement puts your home at risk, so make sure to do it as soon as roofers recommend it.
Windows are such a crucial part of a home’s exterior that for some homebuyers, they can make or break a deal. If you are planning on selling your house, read on as we discuss the window features that homebuyers want.
Your roof’s age may sound like a trivial thing, but it’s important for you, as a homeowner, to know it – and not because your roofer will give you a pop quiz. Here’s why it’s important to know your roof’s age, and how to determine it if you don’t.