Now that you have dug through the clutter of the holiday season, moved the seasonal decorations back into storage and tried to re-store some order to a home recently disheveled by family and friends – it’s time for the resolutions of 2020. When it comes to your home, you should resolve to start tackling the home improvement that will improve the long term value of your home AND provide a more enjoyable and livable space for you and your family.
We were in a conversation the other day with an old customer who remarked that he and his wife were not going to go to a lot of trouble and expense looking for mutual Christmas gifts this year. They decided they really had everything they “wanted” or “needed” individually this season.
One the the surest ways to determine where your home is losing energy is to have an energy audit. You can conduct your own simple but diligent walk-through and uncover problems that can have simple fixes. You can also uncover little problems before they become big home improvement projects.
At Tri-County Windows and Siding, we’re here to help with the big projects around your home. Sometimes we take on big projects that could have been prevented by just a little routine and regular maintenance.
Of the many factors to consider when choosing siding for your home, longevity is one of the most important. Certainly aesthetics and personal taste are controlling factors – but, you don’t want to have to replace your siding too soon after first purchasing it. Different siding styles last for varying lengths of time based on material, and are available at different price points. When making a decision about the right siding for your home, it is important to consider what the lifetime of the siding is before you make your choice. Vinyl Vinyl siding lasts as long or longer than [More]
Builders offer a wide assortment of siding options for the modern home, and there are good reasons to go with each one. There are also drawbacks to each, and the choice can sometimes come down to personal preference. Which drawbacks are least bothersome to the homeowner? Which advantages are most attractive? Fiber Cement Fiber cement is a new material that can imitate the look of wood. It should prove to be as durable as stone but at a lower cost. While it can be one of the more expensive options, there are long term savings with maintenance issues. It will [More]
Seamless gutters are a big improvement over the old sectional gutters. If your home needs new siding, new windows, or even a new roof – it just makes good sense to upgrade to seamless gutters as a part of that larger project. It will give a cleaner look to your home’s exterior. Plus, there’s the added benefits of lower maintenance and better protection for your roof. Improved technology in design and manufacturing of seamless gutters provide astute homeowners enhanced value in the property. This system is a huge improvement over a traditional gutter system as they outperform sectional gutters in every category. Minimize [More]
The gutters in our homes are made for rain, but inevitably, a host of other material finds its way into them. Eventually they clog and need clearing and cleaning. While it may seem like a simple matter of tossing out the leaves and other things that have gotten caught inside, cleaning gutters can be tricky and even a little dangerous. Fortunately, the experts are here to give you hints to help you with the process. We have ideas that will make the process go more smoothly and more safely. Use a Ladder If you are working on a single-story structure, [More]
The selection of a proper front entry door to complete the front exterior is crucial to your home’s curb appeal. With seemingly endless style, security, and materials possible, landing on the perfect choice can seem impossible. These tips will guide you through some of the most important considerations to make when searching for a front door. Perhaps one of the most basic choices when deciding on any home exterior element is the material, along with factors such as energy efficiency, upkeep, and initial cost. Choose a material that suits your needs: Steel. Most steel doors can be custom coated or [More]
Vinyl siding has risen to the forefront in today’s siding market for a reason – it’s more durable than many other exterior building materials, resisting wind and hail, standing up to moisture, and providing energy-saving benefits wood and aluminum siding cannot. Vinyl siding is owner friendly and requires very little maintenance – it will never need to be sanded, refinished, or repainted. However, dirt and mildew can accumulate on vinyl siding, reducing your home’s curb appeal and causing potential damage to the siding that can shorten its lifespan. Following these essential tips once a year can keep your siding clean [More]