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Five Big Benefits of French Doors

Sure, French doors look nice, but they pack a few much-needed home benefits. They can completely transform a room, become window substitutes and redefine your home’s natural lighting. Available in many designs, French entry doors are incredibly valuable for a few reasons.

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Does Your Siding Match Your House?

Although to some extent the idea of your siding is to set the tone for your house and if doors, windows, and shutters don't match they trim is what doesn't match, there are sometimes an exception to the rule. Of course white or off-white siding is going to match any building it is on, but does it match the personality of you and your family? A tan or gray siding may suit you better if you live on a wooded lot and decorate toward an informal cottage or cabin décor. A brighter colored siding may be more suitable if you're a known fun loving extrovert who throws lots of parties. Then again, the white may be best if you want a sleek formal look of clearly divided clean lines.

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Choosing a Home Design and a Contractor

Whether you're building a new home or buying an older house to renovate, you likely have several styles and designs you love and wish you could buy them all. Unfortunately, you have to decide on the one which you like best as it suits the needs of you and your family. Don't forget how valuable a resource your contractor can be as to advice concerning which options tend to end with the best results and what can be done to incorporate various design styles through mix and match to suit your tastes and needs.

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Five Tips to Save Money During Window Replacement

It’s tempting to have your provider do all the work—but a few time and money-saving options exist for the money-conscious homeowner. Window replacement, repair and removal is costly, but you needn’t let the service-person call all the shots. Sure, your providing company has your best interests in mind, but they’re not on your end of the bill. Check out these money-saving tips below, and maximize your window project’s worth:

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Does Your Home's Exterior Function as Well as It Should?

The exterior of your home is more than just cosmetic sheathing which provides an inviting aspect to your house when you get home from work or invite friends over. You’ll certainly notice a draft or water leak coming into your home, but the exterior of your house also protects the house’s structure from damage associated with the outdoor weather and when such a function fails it’s less likely to be noticed. The exterior is an intricately designed system. Although rugged and durable to stand up against the weather, it occasionally needs maintenance or even replacement.

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How to Evaluate a Potential Contractor

When the time comes and you need a great contractor, there are tried and true methods toward choosing one who can do the job, on time, and do it right so you can continue your life with as little disturbance as possible. If you’re fortunate, you’ll already know that contractor when you need him. If not, you have to find one you feel you can trust and work with.

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Why Replace Siding?

When looking at home improvements, you probably don’t think about the siding on the exterior of your home. It just is what it is, right? Not necessarily. Your home can take on the appeal of a brand new house or replicate the antiquity of a classic with a simple siding job according to your design style and the effect you want your home to portray.

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Siding and Shutters: The Face of Your House

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a new home, buying an older home, or have lived in the same home for quite some years. You’ve considered and discussed with friends what you’d like to do to make the house prettier. Siding and shutters are the first project to approach as they provide a structural advantage to the home while making it much more appealing from the road and as your guests arrive.

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The In's and Out's of Window Replacement

This is probably the last thing on your mind, but every home eventually needs to have new windows installed. They may get broken, or the frames may become damaged. It might be as simple as you come to realize they aren’t as beautiful as they once were and decide to start replacing them a few at a time each year so you don’t get to the point of having to replace them all at once. If they aren’t functioning properly, if they don’t open and close smoothly while latching securely you may just be tired of the frustration and shop for new windows.

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Sliding Windows: What You Need To Know

 

Sliding windows are a very popular way to let an unobstructed view of the outside into your home. Their ease of use, low maintenance, and functionality make them a great option when purchasing new windows.

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