Category Archives: Exterior Projects

Top Benefits of Window Replacement  

Have you noticed that your windows are a little worse for wear? Then it is time that you inquire about window replacement for your home. There are many different reasons why you would want to replace your windows (other than the obvious reason being that they look worn an old), and each one of the reasons is a great reason to replace your current windows. Below are a few of the top reasons why so many homeowners like yourself need window replacements.

The look

One of the main reasons why homeowners opt for window replacement is that their current windows do not look as acceptable as they have in the past. Over time, windows a road away and start to look worse for wear. This can worsen the look of your home, which could drive down the overall value of your home and even your neighbor’s homes! If you take pride in your residential property (and we know that you do), then you will want to consider replacing your current windows and installing new windows to give your home a look that will impress everyone that drives by it!


Modern windows will protect your home even better than your current windows. Because modern windows are tested for forced entry and include multiple locks to improve the safety of your home, you can take solace in knowing that whenever you install a new, modern window into your home, you will be protecting the sanctity of your home, your family, and every aspect of your property.


If you and your family wish to tighten the family budget, one of the things you should not cut out of your budget is the replacement of new windows. Window replacement not only makes your home look better and increases the security of the property, but it will also save you a substantial amount of money annually. By installing new windows, this decreases heating costs, reduces maintenance, increases the value of your home, and generally makes your home stay comfortable year-round. If you hate spending an absurd amount of money on your heating or cooling bills every year, new windows will fix this!


Finally, replacing your windows will also allow you to live more comfortably than ever in your residential property. We mentioned that window replacement allows you to decrease the amount you will spend annually on heating and cooling, and this is because it actually traps the heat and cool air inside of your home so that your central heating and cooling system does not have to continuously be operating (thus increasing the amount you spend annually on electricity).

This will make your home exponentially more comfortable to live in. This is one of the biggest positives of installing new windows into your home. Because you never have to fight keep your home at a comfortable temperature, you can live happy and comfortably in your residential property going forward. It is one of the many advantages of installing new windows into your home, so give it a shot today!

Benefits of HardiePlank® Lap Siding


Although HardiePlank lap siding (also known as cement board siding) has been around for a very long time, it is still one of the best, state-of-the-art ways to give your home a look that will last a lifetime. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how amazing and resilient HardiePlank® lap siding actually is. Below are a few of the many benefits that HardiePlank® lap siding will have on your home. Using the information below, discover for yourself why so many people have turned to this miracle siding to improve the look and functionality of their home exponentially.


Lasts a long time


Believe it or not, but most HardiePlank® lap siding comes with a 50-year warranty. This warranty is not included just because it sounds good on paper: HardiePlank® lap siding is actually meant to last that long and more. This is because this type of siding will never be damaged by the likes of rot, insects, and the elements of weather like traditional, vinyl siding. For as long as you own your home, it is a near guarantee that you will never have to replace your HardiePlank® lap siding again!


Looks immaculate


If you want your home to have that ‘real wood’ feeling without the cost of actual wood, then HardiePlank® lap siding delivers the best of both worlds! This type of siding looks absolutely stunning, and it can be used to emulate various types of materials. We mentioned a real wood feeling, but HardiePlank® lap siding can also be used to mimic essentially any color! No matter what type of look you are going for, HardiePlank® lap siding will deliver!


Resistant to fire and storms


Are you worried that your HardiePlank® lap siding will be destroyed the next time a storm comes through? You should not be! One of the great advantages of having this type of siding installed onto your home is that it is resistant to even the worst storms; in fact, it is even resistant to the salt from the ocean! Moreover, HardiePlank® lap siding is also fire resistant as well. If your home stands in the middle of a typically dry area near a forest and you’re afraid that a forest fire will damage your siding, there is no need to fear: HardiePlank® lap siding will stand up to the elements of weather, and that includes fire and storms!


Will never expand/contract


One of the problems with vinyl siding is that it expands and contracts over time. This is never the case with HardiePlank® lap siding! Because it is dimensionally stable, you can be assured that whenever HardiePlank® lap siding is installed onto the exterior of your home, it will remain looking as fresh and new as the day it was installed! It is going to stay the absolute same for years to come, meaning that unlike traditional vinyl siding, HardiePlank® lap siding can be purchased and used for live. We know that whenever you install this miracle siding onto your own home, you are going to be amazed by how beautiful, rugged, and long-lasting HardiePlank® lap siding can be!


Getting Help Putting a New Deck In  


Installing a new deck into your home can be one of the most monumental tasks that your residential property will ever see. Building and installing decks can be one of the most time sensitive and complicated tasks that you will ever come across – especially if you are not a weekend warrior that typically tackles projects of this magnitude alone. Below are a few tips that will help you to get the help that you need in an effort to build and install a new deck into your home. By following them, you are going to have a new deck that is the envy of your entire neighborhood.


Ask your friends


If you have at least one friend that is handy with building and installing decks, then consider asking them to set aside some time and help you to build and install your home’s new deck. If you have more than one friend that has experience in this, consider asking them to join you and aid you in building and installing your deck as well. This is a case of more actually being the merrier, because the more help you can get? The better your deck is going to look, and is the quicker you can have it properly built and installed into your residential property!


Family members


Alternatively, if you have a few handymen/handywomen that has experience in building installing decks, consider asking them to come over and help you with building and installing your new deck. If your family members know your friends and vice versa – and most importantly, they all get along together quite well – consider mixing both your friends and your family together to aid you in building and installing your new deck. The more hands you have on the project and the more people working toward the ultimate goal of helping you to get that deck that you have always wanted installed on your home, the better the entire project will be!


Advertise locally


Consider placing a few flyers around your neighborhood, advertising that you are wanting to find the few dependable people to help you with building and installing your new deck. Unlike with your friends and family, you will probably have to hire these people since they will be more acquaintances then friends. Even so, if you want a little bit of help on this project, advertising locally is one of the best approach is to take.




Finally, consider hiring a few people from Craigslist to aid you in building and installing your new deck over the weekend. With so many people constantly checking Craigslist in every area of the United States, someone is bound to come across your ad and will likely ask you pretty quickly after the ad if you are still looking for people to help you with your deck. Let them know that you are, asking them if they have experience with building decks, and from there hire accordingly. Getting help with your new deck may seem like a long shot, but in the end, it is actually quite possible to get a that you need and deserve!