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Archive for September 6th, 2019

Sep 19

3 Benefits of Replacing Your Entry Door

A recent study by Freedonia forecasts that the demand for windows and doors in America will grow nearly 5% yearly to reach $34.3 billion by 2021. According to SFGate, there are three great reasons why you should consider joining the crowd and replacing your entry door.

1. Energy Efficiency.

Over 25% of an average home’s energy costs are due to air escaping through doors, windows, and skylights that aren’t energy efficient. New doors are generally better insulated. That’s because the majority of fiberglass and steel doors are insulated with polyurethane foam. They also have a weather stripping barrier built-in on the bottom to guard against extreme weather conditions. In fact, an average, windowless, fiberglass or steel door that is one inch thick has five times the insulating capacity of a solid wooden door of the same size.

Choosing a door with an Energy Star label may also save you money when you do your income taxes, which is an additional incentive to consider a

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Sep 19

Here are 4 Warning Signs That Indicate Problems With Your Home’s Foundation

The foundation is, without a doubt, one of the most important elements in a home, as it accounts for eight to fifteen percent of the total cost of building a home. There are three primary forms of home foundation: crawl spaces, slabs, and full basements. No matter what type of foundation you have, if any problems should occur it could compromise the integrity of the entire home. This is why it’s so important to know the signs that can indicate growing problems in your home’s foundation. If you can recognize the signs, you’ll know when to send for foundation contractors to have repairs made. This article will take a look at a few of those signs.

  • Settling in the Foundation: One warning sign that can indicate problems with your home’s foundation is if it is observed to be settling. This is what happens when the ground underneath the foundation becomes unstable and portions of it begin to sink into the ground. Obvious signs include cracks forming the foundation, and parts of

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Sep 19

Here are 3 Things to Consider When Installing Custom Mosaics in Your Home

The interiors of homes and swimming pools can be decorated in a number of ways to make them unique and beautiful. One way is to decorate parts of the home and swimming pool with custom mosaics, a design that uses many small glass tiles to create a larger image. Glass mosaics date back to 300 years before the birth of Christ, and are still installed in many homes today. As with any home improvement project, much needs to be taken into consideration before beginning a project of this magnitude, and this article will take a look at a few of the things you should consider when installing custom mosaics in your home.

  • Where are the Custom Mosaics Being Installed: One of the first things that needs to be considered when installing mosaics is where in your home is the mosaic being installed. There are several options to choose from, and often more than one will be selected. Common areas to install a mosaic include the interior of a swimming pool, where glass tiles can be used in

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