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Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Cut Energy Costs

Energy efficiency is no longer a fad. It has become a necessary requirement for every modern home. Initially, energy conservation campaigns were run to try and create awareness on the need to conserve our resources. The response to such campaigns was not very inspiring, until home owners did estimations on how much dollars they lose every year from unchecked energy consumption. This is why today, many home owners will readily embrace any initiative intended to ensure sparing use of energy at home. But what are some of these energy-efficient home improvements? This article will highlight a few of them. Energy Efficient Home Improvements Insulation A great deal of heat is lost through the walls and attic, so it only makes sense to insulate them if you wish to preserve this energy. Insulation is especially resourceful during winter where every joule of heat is very significant. The good thing about insulating your walls and attics is that there are so many [...]

Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Cut Energy Costs2019-07-18T12:23:45-06:00

Folkers Window Company Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Folkers Window Company is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018. “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.” Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening. “Another year and another Super Service Award. Folkers has won this award every year since 2012, which is a testament to our employees [...]

Folkers Window Company Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award2019-01-23T12:34:32-06:00

The Proper Insulation for Each Part of Your Home

The Proper Insulation for Each Part of Your Home Every homeowner knows how important insulation is in protecting them from harsh environmental conditions – the unbearable summer heat and the icy winter cold. Insulation moderates the temperatures in the home and keeps you comfortable. A well-insulated home will be covered completely, from the foundation to the roof. As a smart homeowner, you should know which types of insulation goes in which part and why. For Your Basement and Foundation There are many types of insulation, some which also offer termite resistance. Fiberglass blanket and roll type, foam board, loose-fill insulation is used for both old homes and new constructions. These are budget-friendly options. Concrete forms and blocks are used in new constructions, whereas sprayed foam insulation is the best for a finished basement. Insulating slabs on grade are installed around the perimeter with foam boards. For a new home, install the foam boards on the exterior or under the footing. [...]

The Proper Insulation for Each Part of Your Home2019-07-22T11:31:39-06:00

Do You Really Have to Spend Money on Replacement Windows?

Your house will always let you know when something is not right. This is especially true for windows because they are notably communicative. Do your windows refuse to close? Do they fog up? Or are they drafty? Do they get stuck when opened or shut down? If you see any or all of these symptoms, it's time to get them replaced. Well-maintained and high-quality windows generally last for more than 20 years. There are many factors that play a part in keeping the windows intact. If your windows have already crossed a decade, keep an eye open for the replacement signs. Here's a list of signs that should be on the lookout to know it's high time you changed your windows. 1. Repairs instead of replacement   Repairing is always an option if you do not want to replace windows uniquely designed to suit the framework of your house. Besides, repairs are cheaper than a replacement. Minor problems like worn-out [...]

Do You Really Have to Spend Money on Replacement Windows?2018-09-03T09:24:02-06:00

Peace and Quiet in the Home

The outside world can offer a lot of noisy interference sometimes. Some people live near busy interstates listening to the drone of highway traffic. Others, live in crowded suburban areas filled with the neighborhood kids running amok at all hours of the day. Maybe you're just not a fan of excessive bird song or bugs buzzing outside your window. We Don't Live in a Vacuum Whether we want it to or not, sound travels. Your neighbors will always need to mow their lawns, and somewhere there will always be an aspiring garage band practicing. But what if you don't want to have to hear about it? Is it possible to make yourself a impenetrable fortress of silence and zen-like solitude? Well, maybe not exactly, but you can certainly tame the outside world's noise if not conquer it completely. Luckily, there are a few easy to find and apply home improvements that can get you started. First and foremost, you probably [...]

Peace and Quiet in the Home2019-01-03T15:42:48-06:00

Must-Have Energy Efficient Home Improvements

Top Energy Efficient Home Improvements Your home is meant to be a place of comfort, but sometimes comfort can be costly. Thanks to recent improvements in technology, homeowners can add his or her personal touch to homes while saving money. Home improvement is the process of altering settings or features in the home, or adding or removing components as well. There are many improvements that can be added to improve the comfort, beauty, safety of your home, but here are the top energy efficient home improvements every homeowner should consider. Insulation Insulation is arguably one of the most significant energy efficient home improvements, as it enables reduction in the amount of heat loss or gain for the entire building. Thermal insulations are done to protect home in many ways. In the winter months, proper insulation saves a large amount of energy as heat is not lost so easily and the use of heaters can be reduced. Similarly, good insulation [...]

Must-Have Energy Efficient Home Improvements2018-03-07T10:00:53-06:00

5 Energy-Efficient Features Every Home Should Have

5 Energy-Efficient Features Every Home Should Have The Home is beautiful when the overhead cost is not burdensome. This is one of the vital reasons for sticking to plans on installing energy-efficient features in your home. When you do not plan to save energy, then you have simply planned to pay heavy costs on your utility bills. Most indoor activity, in regards to the use of energy in homes across the globe, is basically premised on heating and ventilating. Heating and Ventilating Heating simply implies changing the temperature from being cool to being warmer. Most especially in the wee hours of the day and during the winter, heating is often required in homes across the globe so as to normalize the temperature. Besides regulating temperatures, heating is also required for cooking food, boiling water and other kitchen activities. Ventilation ensures that there’s enough air in the indoor environment. In addition to cooling, proper ventilation avoids contracting diseases associated with poor [...]

5 Energy-Efficient Features Every Home Should Have2018-12-03T17:09:39-06:00

Folkers Receives BBB Torch Award for High Ethical Standards

Folkers Receives BBB Torch Award for High Ethical Standards This week, representatives from the Better Business Bureau presented Folkers Window Company with an honorable mention Torch Award for a heightened level of ethical standards. Quality, honest service and high ethical standards go hand-in-hand and are essential to the level of work we strive to provide every day. The BBB Torch Awards program highlights businesses and nonprofits that exemplify outstanding ethics. The program has recognized trustworthy businesses since 1999 and launched the nonprofit category in 2016.  

Folkers Receives BBB Torch Award for High Ethical Standards2017-10-11T17:37:09-06:00

Dangers of Improper Installations

Dangers of Improper Installations There’s a lot more to putting new windows and doors in your home than picking the best models on the market.  More important than the model is the installation and whether that was done properly.  Its akin to having a Mercedes with the engine installed backwards...it looks great but won't do what you were hoping it would do. Improper installations can lead to a variety of problems, including: Structural Damage to Your Home from Poor Installation Windows and doors basically are attacked by extreme weather, temperature changes, humidity levels and more.  The extremes of the Gulf Coast will wreck havoc on your home, its just a matter of time. When products are installed improperly, you run the risk of cracked joints, water damage, resulting mold issues, rot, insect intrusion and a whole lot of other potential issues.  Also imagine what hurricane force winds and rain would do to an improperly installed window or door.   Improperly [...]

Dangers of Improper Installations2017-10-11T18:28:28-06:00

Why Choose Folkers?

What makes Folkers Window and Home Improvement different than the other guys? Why should you consider using Folkers instead of other contractors? It's really pretty simple... we're the best at what we do. Folkers has been in business for over 44 years. Folkers does not use subcontractors, which means our installers are employees and their work standards and practices are controlled by us. Legally, subcontractors cannot be told how to do the work or when to show up to work. In addition, many subcontractors are here today and gone tomorrow. Folkers is a veteran-owned business and we instill the same military discipline into the organization. Our staff of 25 has over 350 years of combined experience. Folkers installers have an average of 15 years experience. Our sales staff has over 20 years experience each, meaning they know the code, know the products, know the installation issues that may arise and can answer all of your questions. We play by the book. [...]

Why Choose Folkers?2018-06-05T13:33:29-06:00
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