Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Arlington Heights, IL is often regarded as one of the safer cities in the country thanks to its relatively low crime rates. This, however, doesn’t mean that homeowners should become lax when it comes to the security of their homes. Burglary and theft, in particular, are two issues that homeowners should be wary of.
Homeowners have to secure their doors and windows, as they are often where intruders are likely to attempt entry. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to bolster the security of your windows and deter would-be intruders from entering your home. One such way would be to take advantage of window replacement services. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2AtzZo5
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Homeowners renovating their homes usually focus on the interiors. They may also make certain changes to the structure and appearance of the house from the outside, but most of the time, they keep their old windows.
Home windows actually need just as much TLC as they play an important role. Not only do they help with insulation, but they also bring in natural light, which can significantly cut down on energy consumption. Apart from these functionalities, the style of the windows make a significant impact on the property’s aesthetic from outside. If you want to make an overall improvement for your property, here are some upgrades you may consider for your windows. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2ydKzt8
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
If you’re looking to do some property renovation, don’t be too focused on just the interior. Also take the time to go around your house and see how it looks from the outside. Its value, after all, also depends on the view from outside.
One of the prominent features of your house’s exterior is the siding. Here are some of the types of siding you can choose from to improve your property’s aesthetics.
This is a popular choice because of the rustic charm and appeal that it pulls off. Whether you apply it as plank boards, panels, or even shingles, wood siding never fails to exude that classic beauty. It’s also one of the older materials used specifically for siding, which is why it’s known to be a characteristic trait for older houses. Depending on the finishing applied, it could also have a richer layer of texture, adding to its visual appeal. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2At5VZH
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The city of Schaumburg, IL is no stranger to seeing snowfall during the winter. After all, it gets roughly 9 more inches of snow every year compared to the average US city. Although snow can be fun and define what a winter in Schaumburg is like, the harsh weather conditions can take its toll on your roofing system. In some cases, the harsh winter weather can lead to damage, resulting in problematic leaks.
Fortunately, you can avoid winter roofing issues by inspecting your roof before the snow sets in. With that in mind, take the time to inspect your roofing system for any of the following signs, as well as the necessary steps to winter proof your home:
LOCATE BREACHES IN YOUR SHINGLES
Shingles are specially laid out to prevent precipitation from entering your home. Over time, however, sections of your shingles may have begun to buckle or loosen due to everyday wear and tear. Snow can easily find its way through these breaches and enter your home, where the heat generated by your HVAC system and melts the snow, allowing water to damage your home. If you notice any signs of damage to your shingles, it’s best to have them replaced ASAP. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2yeuNhJ
Friday, October 27, 2017
Just like any other home improvement project, window installation in Arlington Heights, IL should involve careful planning. Before getting tempted to carry out the project, there are several important factors that you should consider to avoid making mistakes that might require expensive repair work down the road.
SET YOUR BUDGET
There are many wonderful possibilities with new windows, but that doesn’t mean what you have in mind will comfortably work within your budget. Avoid this frustration by realistically determining how much you can spend before you start considering your options. Besides, if you have a good idea of what you can afford, an experienced contractor should be able to steer you towards choices likely to work within your budget. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2yWXotY
Friday, October 20, 2017
The roof and windows play a crucial role in keeping your home comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, they are not invincible; they deteriorate over time, especially if not properly taken care of and the materials used to make them are low-quality. Having them inspected, fixed, and maintained by professionals on a regular basis can prolong their functional life and therefore improve your home’s protection from the elements.
WINDOWS AND SIDING
Illinois is home to some of the wildest weather in the country. From blustery and cold winters to hot and windy summers, the weather can quickly impact any home that has worn-out or damaged windows and siding. Even newly installed ones cannot escape from the wrath of harsh weather in most parts of the state. If you living in or around Barrington, your windows and siding need to be made from the highest quality materials and installed by the most skilled professionals. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2zh3ZT0
Friday, October 13, 2017
Vinyl is arguably the most popular material for siding in Schaumburg, IL and elsewhere in the country due to its versatility and durability. It’s inexpensive and easily adaptable to most climates. While vinyl siding has many wonderful characteristics, it’s not indestructible. Here are four reasons why it may be time to consider new vinyl siding.
NOTICEABLE DISTORTIONS AND A LOOSER FIT
Changes in temperature and seasonal weather patterns can take a toll on vinyl siding over time. The resulting bubbling, warping, and blistering can cause your vinyl siding to become loose. There are times when some repairs will take care of this. But if you are seeing widespread signs of blistering and other distortions and your siding is at the end of its life expectancy, it’s time to consider new siding. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2zPqZVu