Posts Tagged: Home Remodeling

Deck Extension- Best Practices for Expanding your Deck

What are the most common reasons for deck expansions?  Perhaps you want to meet the needs of a growing family. Or maybe you plan on hosting bigger get together with friends and family. Keep in mind expansion can be as complicated as setting up a new deck altogether. Following certain procedures and best practices eases… Read more »

What to Consider Before Buying New Replacement Windows

Are you ready to invest in new replacement windows for your home? If so, there are a few things to consider before making your purchase.  One big factor is comparing window prices.  Here are a few more tips to help you buy smart: Energy Efficiency It is extremely important to understand what makes windows energy efficient…. Read more »

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 »