Interior and exterior window trim are not just for aesthetics. Trim for your doors and windows also help play the crucial role in covering gaps to prevent drafts and leaks and contributes to your home’s energy efficiency. Choosing the right windows for your home can be difficult enough without having to worry about picking the right colors as well. Here are a few tips to help you with this important decision.
Something as simple as replacing old, worn-out patio doors can go a long way towards revitalizing the look and feel of your home. It not only adds more aesthetic value to your room, but can also make your home more energy-efficient, thanks to the superior new models with better seals that are available in the market. While replacing your patio door may seem like an easy enough task, there are… Continue Reading
A roof repair or replacement job is no joke and can cost tens of thousands of dollars depending on the scope of the work. Aside from the cost, a large home improvement project can potentially alter your lifestyle and daily routine for weeks or even months.
Even if you install the best roofing system that money can buy, the protection that it will give you will be incomplete without the support of proper gutters. Your gutters have the crucial job of redirecting water away from your home so that it does not weaken or damage other structures like your windows, siding or even your home’s foundation. But with so many gutter styles available, it can sometimes be daunting… Continue Reading
Not a lot of homeowners think about roofing ventilation, but you’d be surprised at how big of a role letting your roof “breathe” has in keeping it functional and ensuring it lasts. It’s very important then that you make sure you have proper attic ventilation.
Most homeowners will know the type of roofing material they are using, but not the rest of the components of their roofing system, such as soffits and fascia boards. What are these two? Soffits are tucked underneath roof overhangs and cover the bottom of rafter tails while fascia boards run horizontally across the roof edge and face outward. They sound simple in function, but damage to these components can put… Continue Reading
When it comes to exterior components of a home, gutters aren’t usually the first thing that come to mind. But while your gutter system is relatively low-key, it actually does a lot to protect your property from moisture damage. As such, it’s important to make sure that you are choosing the right gutters, starting with knowing all you can about them.
There’s a lot to like about winter. However, as a homeowner, there are many things you should also be wary of during the season. The cold can affect your property, especially its exterior components. Aside from your roofing and siding, your doors and windows also has to withstand full brunt of what the cold weather has to bring.
If you’re planning to get new siding this season, you should also consider whether you’ll need a house wrap. This refers to a moisture and air barrier (sometimes radiant barrier as well) that can keep your home’s energy costs to a minimum by providing an additional layer of insulation.
Keeping a seamless connection between your home’s interior and the outdoors has become a design standard – one that is met effectively by your patio doors. But there are still a couple of misconceptions about patio doors that are making homeowners miss out on their advantages.