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It’s hard to say if there’s a more important part of your home than the roof. It keeps you safe and protected from the elements, but even more importantly, it keeps all the materials used to construct your house dry, too. That means you won’t have to worry about anything rotting or wearing out—and best of all, you won’t have… Read more
From curb appeal to increased energy efficiency, a roof replacement is a smart way to drastically increase the value of your home. However, roof repairs can also be some of the most expensive renovations for homeowners. So how do you ensure that your roof replacement stays in budget, and avoid hidden costs that could break the bank? Knowledge is key.… Read more
Most home improvement projects, including solar panel installation, are started and completed during the spring or fall seasons—when the weather is more comfortable and predictable. As homeowners watch their utility bills steadily rise when the winter months give way to spring, solar paneling for homes becomes especially enticing. In California, for example, electricity usage is about 50 percent higher in… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an important step in the journey to save on your HVAC improvement project, whether you are replacing an air conditioner or upgrading the furnace heating your home. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple HVAC replacement quotes helps homeowners scope… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an important step in the journey replace the siding on your home after damage or as a home improvement. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple siding quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with… Read more
You have done extensive research, decided that solar paneling is a good choice for your home and are looking to hire a great solar contractor. Congratulations! You are now ready to begin the process of solar panel installation. Like any home renovation, the solar panel installation process will vary depending on your home’s unique attributes, so working in tandem with… Read more
Your roof is often the first line of defense your home has against the elements, but severe weather, like hurricanes, tornados, and hail, can damage the roof to your home— causing leaks, water, and structural damage. To quickly, safely, and affordably repair roofing damage, you may need to file a homeowners insurance claim. It is important to find a reliable,… Read more
Assessing contractor quotes is an important step in the journey to increase the value of your home with solar panels. Evaluating multiple solar panel quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with their pricing, which is especially significant in today’s solar energy market. It’s important to understand your project’s unique parameters when sifting through these estimates.… Read more
For the past 20 years, Pantone’s color experts have released their “Color of the Year,” which influences industries across the globe— including fashion, home furnishings, and graphic design. Similarly, Owens Corning shares their “Shingle Color of the Year” for contractors and homeowners. For 2019, Owens Corning selected Black Sable, a shade described as a “timeless,” “dramatically dark,” and with “an… Read more
Based on the location of your system, as well as its size and features, the sound of your HVAC unit can impact on your quality of life at home. Homeowners want their house to be comfortable but not at the expense of peace and quiet. The right HVAC unit for your home should not drown out your activities, or wake… Read more