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  • How to Be an Environmentally-Conscious Homeowner

    Published Apr 15, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Older, incandescent lightbulbs are known to use a fair amount of energy and not last as long as their newer, more advanced counterparts. Energy-efficient bulbs have been around for a while, but the general public has required some convincing due to the slightly higher price of these new bulbs. Even though these options cost a little more initially, they will help you recoup your original investment by lasting longer and using less energy than your old bulbs.

  • The Importance of Curb Appeal

    Published Mar 28, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Appearance isn’t everything. We’ve all heard the phrase. There is truth behind the sentiment and it’s common knowledge that you can’t make an accurate assessment of anything based on appearance alone.

  • 5 Signs You Need a New Roof

    Published Mar 14, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    It’s easy to not give much thought to the roof over your head… until water is dripping through the ceiling. A leak can be caused by a variety of roofing problems, so it’s best to pay attention to your roof before the damage gets to that point, especially if you’re an owner of an old or aging home.

  • Why You Need to Ensure Your Roof is Updated

    Published Feb 25, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    The roof: a vital part of every home and the most popular thing for people “to raise” in the 90s. For homeowners looking to buy a home, it’s often the first thing they see, since our eyes are naturally drawn to the highest point of a structure. Structurally, it keeps a house together, and protects it from the elements. Despite its importance, many homeowners fail to pay attention to their roof and simply assume it can stand the test of time.

    But, they’re wrong.

    Age Takes its Toll

    “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

    These words uttered by Leo Tolstoy may not have been inspi...

  • 4 Home Renovations That Can Increase Sales Value

    Published Feb 11, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    If you are considering selling your home soon, you’ll want to take as much action as possible to ensure your home increases in value and performs well on the market. While upgrading your home can boost its price and help it sell faster, different renovations have different values.

  • The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

    Published Jan 30, 2019 by Admin Person in Roofing

    If it’s time for you to install a new roof, doing research on your options is important to making the right decision for your home. One of these options is metal roofing. While asphalt shingles are common, metal has been catching the eyes of an increasing number of homeowners. While it can be stylish and useful, it’s important to ask yourself whether it’ll suit your home and budget. Here are some pros and cons to help guide you through your decision:

    Pro: Metal can help you save energy.

    Everyone loves saving money on their heating and cooling costs. Metal reflects solar heat, which can help ke...

  • 5 Tips for Repairing Home Storm Damage

    Published Jan 23, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    In recent years, weather in North America has been unpredictable and intense (especially during the winter months). Sleet, wind, hail, ice, and snow make traveling difficult for many people and can cause significant damage to your home, particularly to your roof. Maintaining a functional, intact roof is important to the safety of your home, so you should know how to assess storm damage and repair it if you are able. Here are some tips on how to do this:

    Check the interior of your home

    If you’ve recently gone through a severe storm, inspect the inside of your home. Start with the attic and look...

  • 5 Home Renovations to Help Save You Money

    Published Jan 16, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    It’s no surprise that one of the quickest lessons homeowners learn is that energy costs can rise quickly. Depending on your location, you may have to set your air conditioning unit pretty high in the summer months, with the same being true for your heating unit in the winter. On a better note, certain home renovations can help you cut down on these costs. Here are some renovations that can help you keep from breaking the bank over time:

    Insulate your attic

    This renovation is known to have a high return on investment, meaning that it will easily make back the money you initially spent on the pr...

  • 4 Benefits of Installing Rain Gutters

    Published Jan 04, 2019 by Admin Person in Everything Else

    Any home improvement project is an investment and installing rain gutters is no exception. However, it can definitely be worth your money on rainy days. Installing them is a great step toward being a proactive homeowner by preventing costly issues before they happen. Here are some reasons why you should install gutters if your home doesn’t have them already:

    Prevent decay.

    Your home may be lined with materials that are not completely waterproof, like plywood and tar paper. Since shingles and siding are put in pieces over these, they could shift and cause gaps over time, potentially leading to...

  • Which Insulation Is Best for Attic

    Published Oct 13, 2018 by WNY Exteriors in Insulation

    Best Attic Insulation

    Let’s just face it, if you live in a cold part of the country, it can be tricky and expensive to keep your house warm enough in the winter. As gas and oil prices are consistently on the rise, your heating bills will be too. Besides bundling up in all your sweaters and blankets, there are actually more practical ways to keep your home warm and cozy in the winter. One of the simplest fixes you can do to your home is equip it with proper attic insulation. A well-insulated attic can keep your home comfortable and can also help cut hundreds of dollars off of your heating bill ...

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