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8 01, 2016

8 WARNING SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS

Windows should be viewed as a system within your house. The Window Systems transport air of various temperatures, light and people rather than transporting gas or electricity. Like other areas of your home that show warning signs when something is wrong, such as a leaky roof or chipping exterior paint, your windows show signs of age, damage and inefficiency, too. However, window warning signs are often times hidden and less obvious or alarming as water spots on the ceiling or terminate infested siding. If you have been wondering whether it’s time to replace your old windows, read on to see if replacement makes sense.   What is the age of your windows?This really is the first question to ask yourself when considering new windows. If your home has the original builder grade windows and your home is over 8 years old, then you are a candidate for replacements.Builder grade windows is an industry term that refers to a grade of window [...]

8 01, 2016

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN ADDING A SUN ROOM OR PATIO

Whether you call it a sun room, an enclosed patio, a Florida room or a number of other names, there are some things you need to consider before agreeing to do the project.   Sun rooms can be a great addition to any home and can provide a number of uses but there are a few items to consider.  You may find that a screened in porch is a more desirable option.   A screened in porch is exactly what the name implies.  It contains a roof, structural members and is screened in, using screen material to enclose the room and protect occupants from insects but not the elements.  Whereas a sun room is enclosed by glass, often with sliding doors that contain screens, and is often times heated and/or cooled and does protect occupants and furnishings from the elements.    In some cases, a screen in porch can be converted to a sun room by swapping the screened walls [...]

8 01, 2016

WHY PULL A BUILDING PERMIT?

Many customers ask us about applying for a building permit and why they should incur the expense related to the permit.  There are a variety of reasons why permits should be pulled and we’ll discuss those below, but the main reason is that IT’S THE LAW! Understand that there are many companies that will not pull permits and if you happen to run across one of these unscrupulous companies, ask them why they are not pulling permits.  See if what they tell you adds up.  You will typically hear one of three answers: "If we pull a permit it will increase the cost of the job to the homeowner.”  There’s a reason that pulling a permit increases costs and quite simply, it’s because the job is done correctly.  Cutting corners and using materials that are substandard will make the job less costly today but the costs that appear tomorrow are often times much more costly.   "I don’t have a [...]