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Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Window moisture is indicative of a larger problem. Over time, this moisture can lead to mold, mildew and eventually rotting of the trim and window framing. Just to be sure though, check for leaks around your window. Obviously, this would just occur during rainy weather. The moisture from that leak could then show itself again as condensation on the inside of your window. In most cases, a leak is not the issue, but it is a good place to start. More than likely, your windows are telling you that there is too much humidity in the home. This is a...

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What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

As the cold weather approaches and your furnace begins its annual duties, we often think of ways to make our homes more energy efficient. One thing that can make a big impact on energy savings at a reasonable cost is inspecting your insulation and weatherstripping. Over time, weatherstripping can become worn out and damaged which then creates drafts. Insulation can settle over time, thus reducing its R-value and becoming less effective. Below, we’ll discuss some effective ways to check your insulation and weatherstripping to see if any action is needed. Weatherstripping First, do a visual inspection around your doors and...

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Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Professional

Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Professional

As most homeowners know, replacing kitchen cabinets can be a huge investment in time and money. Maybe your cabinets are a bit outdated and dingy. Perhaps they are just too dark and you wish to brighten up your kitchen. As long as they are structurally sound and solid, there’s no reason why you can’t keep your cabinets and simply refresh them with a shiny new coat of paint. You can hire a pro to spray paint them and you would still save money over installing new cabinets, but the reality is, if you’ve painted walls and trim in your home,...

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What You Need to Know about Buying Replacement Windows

What You Need to Know about Buying Replacement Windows

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your old windows. Doing so is one of the best investments you can make for your home --not only for the reduction in energy bills, but the increase in comfort, quiet, and ease of cleaning/maintaining. Additionally, replacing windows in your home can net a ROI of as much as 72% in terms their contribution to resale value, according to realestate.com. First off, it’s important to know the difference between replacement windows and new construction windows. New construction windows are more readily available and are priced comparatively to replacement windows. New construction...

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Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

An ongoing challenge for contractors—especially those just starting out— is finding new customers. Generally, by doing your job well and proving your company’s dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability, you are already well on your way to cultivating future work. Word-of-mouth builds momentum as your company’s portfolio of successful, completed projects grows. The Internet Even though it’s called the “World Wide Web”, it still is a very powerful tool for a local company that serves local customers. Nowadays, establishing an online presence is crucial for getting your company’s name in front of the eyes of customers. That’s the first place...

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