What you Need to Know About Insulating the Attic

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Do you ever find that the temperature in your house does not feel the same in every room? Is your heating or cooling bill much higher than you would like? Does your roof usually end up with an ice dam in the winter time? Are some walls in your house very cold or hot? If… Read more »

Best Practices for Basement Insulation

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Installing basement insulation is different than insulating other places in the house because of the likelihood of mold forming.  Strangely enough, concrete acts like a sponge since it is extremely porous.  Due to its porous nature, you use foam board to insulate instead of fiberglass.   Make Sure Everything Stays Dry: The first thing you… Read more »

How to Get a Basement Remodeling Estimate

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It can be intimidating to find an estimate for remodeling your basement.  Start by understanding that total costs can run anywhere from $5,000 to $60,000.  Most of that cost is labor.  So, if part of the project is simple, it may be wise to complete it yourself.  Unfortunately, the combination of knowledge required often calls for a… Read more »

Choosing the Right Patio Door for your Home

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Patio doors are more than a simple entrance because they serve to frame your porch and welcome you to the outside.  When you choose a patio door, there are many options to consider.  Some options are based on safety, while others focus on insulation.  Of course, some options are purely cosmetic.  Choosing the right patio… Read more »

Design Trends of Door Transoms and Sidelights

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Transoms and sidelights are a great addition to a front door, and they help to customize your entryway.  When you plan your entry way, it may be a good idea to consider installing a transom or side lights.  They can brighten your entrance in addition to enhancing the front steps or entry-way porch.   What… Read more »