Recent Posts by Erin Vaughan

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Why Before and After Photos Are So Important and How to Take Yours

A common saying around the restaurant industry is “people eat with their eyes”—that is, people are drawn to meals that look as great as they taste. A similar motto holds true in home remodeling: people buy with their eyes. That means that in order to attract a larger customer base, you have to provide some... Continue Reading

Mobile Apps Every Contractor Needs in Their Arsenal

If you’re a contractor, you probably don’t spend all that much time at your desk. In fact, you probably have to handle your office work from the seat of your car or a quiet corner of the jobsite most days. That mobility is exactly what makes apps so powerful for modern home improvement professionals. The ability to... Continue Reading

Homeowner Finance: Energy Efficiency Projects

      Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a smart move. High-performance appliances and materials can significantly reduce your energy bills and fuel costs, making these improvements high on ROI. However, some projects have more to offer than others. Choosing an energy-efficient project requires some research, since you want to make sure your improvement makes sense economically. Additionally, it’s... Continue Reading

Homeowner Financing: HVAC Projects

“Does it feel hot in here to you?” If your air conditioning is on the fritz, you may find yourself asking this question a lot. Heating and air conditioning units are the silent workhorses of the home, quietly working to keep your spaces comfortable and cozy. In fact, you may not even think all that... Continue Reading

Home Improvement Financing Options

Home Improvement Financing Options It's no secret that home improvement can be expensive. Depending on the type of project you’re trying to accomplish, your job could easily run five figures or more. On the more affordable side of the spectrum are simple, inexpensive projects like a new entry door or new garage door replacement, both of... Continue Reading

Homeowner Financing: Solar Projects

If you're considering a solar panel installation for your home, you’re in luck. Costs for solar hardware have dropped by as much as 60% since 2010, meaning that solar is more affordable than ever. Using the energy generated by their systems, many homeowners are able to significantly reduce or even offset their utility bills, meaning... Continue Reading

Budgeting for Your Home Improvement Project

Whether it’s a backyard pool or a set of new windows you’re saving up for, planning a remodel is exciting. But that anticipation can fade pretty quickly when you start adding up expenses. Home remodeling costs can rack up fast, especially if you haven’t adequately budgeted your project beforehand. Unexpected costs can catch you off-guard, too.... Continue Reading

Why Fall is the Best Time of Year to Repair or Replace Your Roof

Professional roofers don’t always see eye to eye. But one thing they all almost agree on is that fall is the best time for homeowners to address problems with their roofs. The agreeable weather makes autumn the perfect time for roofing projects, and not just because it’s finally pleasant enough to be outside! Fall roofing lets... Continue Reading

How to Find Clients That Make You Want to Swipe Right

Let’s face it: when homeowners and contractors match up, the connection can be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. A healthy contracting business should generate about 50% of its leads from repeat customers or referrals, so it pays to woo your clientele the right way. But developing that kind of client/contractor partnership takes work—and it starts by... Continue Reading