One of the fire hazards we often find in older homes involves using an incandescent light bulb in a walk-in closet. Often, homeowners will forget to turn the light off, which can cause the bulb to overheat, potentially setting the clothes on fire.
It’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. Following these home improvement steps will help make your home cozier and more affordable when the temperatures drop.
Local homeowners look to Exterior Source whenever they need new gutters, or for help with other exterior home improvement services. Today, we will explain what makes our LeafGuard® gutters different from other gutter protection systems and why they would make a great addition to your home. [Read more…]
Boosting the energy efficiency of your home via upgrades isn’t just about choosing the right products–you’ll also need to decide on whether to take the do-it-yourself route or work with a professional. While there’s nothing wrong with DIY, it does require extensive training and precise work to ensure the project is done properly. For the untrained homeowner, it’s always a better idea to choose a contractor for the job instead. Here’s why: [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted to increase your living space, plus enjoy the outdoors, while indoors? A sunroom is the perfect solution. A sunroom is unique in that it has the feel of an outdoor space, while acting as an expansion of your overall living space. It is a great option for homeowners who want to enjoy the beauty of nature, 365 days a year. Here are the top five reasons to consider adding a sunroom to your home:
Always take into account energy efficiency when planning your next home improvement. This way, you can enjoy a more comfortable home without worrying too much about energy costs. Here are two of the most effective, energy-saving upgrades you can invest in: [Read more…]
People use energy all the time, whether it’s for transportation, temperature control, cooling or entertainment. The choices you make about how you use energy have a significant impact on both other people and the environment. When planning your energy-efficient home upgrade, it pays to understand more about energy usage itself, like learning the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency for starters. These terms may seem interchangeable, but they are actually quite different from each other. [Read more…]
Fall is one of the most charming seasons filled with apple-picking, pumpkin spice-flavored everything, and gorgeous autumn scenery. It’s also one of the best seasons for tackling home improvement projects. With the humidity and hot weather of summer tapering off, now is the perfect time to get
outside and work on the exterior of your home. Besides the favorable weather, fall is also a good time to hire a contractor for home improvements, as they typically aren’t as busy during this time of year.
A gutter system is an important part of any home! With LeafGuard gutters, you’re getting the best rain protection system around, keeping water damage at bay to preserve your home’s foundation and exterior. The infographic below explains the advantages of a LeafGuard gutter system for your home!
Upgrading the siding on your home is a great home improvement investment that will have a positive impact on your home’s curb appeal and value, on top of giving your exterior walls better security and weather tolerance. There’s a wide selection of materials to choose from, and each one has its own unique strengths and areas they excel in.
Want to give your home a makeover? Check out this infographic to find out what home improvement projects best help improve a property’s curb appeal. [Read more…]
New window technology has advanced significantly in the past years to the point where a window is no longer just a window. Rather, it’s an energy efficient design choice that can enhance the style of your home considerably.