20 Jun 2017
There are plenty of historic homes in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, and if you are fortunate enough to own one, you probably want to do everything you can to retain its charm and authenticity. That can make selecting roofing materials a bit more complex than it does for other homes. Most historic homes at one point had wood-shingled roofs, but it is quite likely that your house has either had those wood shingles removed or they have been covered over, perhaps a number of times. Continue reading “How to Select Roofing for a Historic House” »
Natural light is a key ingredient for a beautiful home. You’ll notice this more when you stop and think about it, but if you’ve truly admired a home before, large and custom windows were likely present. Small and square windows are not particularly exciting, but if you have large windows with curves or arches, that is stunning! The details and design of custom windows can greatly enhance the look of your home and improve the lighting as well. Continue reading “Creating a Unique and Beautiful Home with Custom Windows” »
20 Apr 2017
If you’re like most other homeowners, there is probably a long list of small and large projects that you want to do around your home. Sometimes, that list can get so long that it can become overwhelming and you don’t even know where to start. A great suggestion is to start with exterior remodeling. There are simple and inexpensive ways to really make your home something that you love when you drive up to it every day. Continue reading “Amp Up Your Curb Appeal with Exterior Remodeling” »
20 Mar 2017
There are some projects and jobs you can do around your house by yourself. In many situations, doing those projects on your own also equates to saving money. However, roof repair and replacement jobs are not ones you should try to take on alone. They can be incredibly dangerous to both you and to your home, and any accidents or mistakes are costly. You should definitely leave these jobs to roofing contractors because these professionals provide many benefits that you wouldn’t be able to provide for yourself. Continue reading “Jobs You Should Leave to Roofing Contractors” »
20 Feb 2017
If you’re in the market for a new roof, that also means you need to spend some time learning about roofing companies. You should dedicate some serious time to researching roofing companies so you feel confident with who you choose to hire for this big job. Not only is the roof itself a large investment, the role that a roof plays in protecting the rest of your home makes it an even bigger deal. Make sure you’re selecting someone to do the job that is adequately qualified. Continue reading “How to Identify High-Quality Roofing Companies” »
17 Jan 2017
Roofs have multiple functions, which include protecting your home from the elements, adding to the curb appeal of your home, and increasing your home’s efficiency. Certain roofing trends come and go, but others are more traditional and will always be in style.
Throughout history, architects have added certain elements to homes to create stability and structure. Columns generally are included in a home to support the weight of the walls and roof and to provide stability to these elements. Patio columns are generally included in a home’s structural design to support the patio roof and enhance the stability of the porch. Found most commonly in ancient Greek and Roman architecture, columns were added as an elaborate decorative design to add detail and contrast to a building while fulfilling a structural need.
18 Nov 2016
Window trim is designed to keep moisture and air out of your home. It is generally placed between the window and the structure of your home for protection from these elements. Exterior window sills added to the trim can be beneficial in pulling water and rainfall away from the windows of your home and preventing water damage. However, trim isn’t just designed for the sole purpose of protecting your home. Window trim can drastically change the look of your home in a way that enhances its curb appeal and draws positive attention to it.
If you’ve heard about the benefits of HardiePlank siding, you know that it is one of the leading choices in siding on today’s market. But who exactly is James Hardie, and how did he create one of the leading building products in the world? Here are a few basic facts about James Hardie and his company:
15 Nov 2016
If your current siding is looking worse for wear, or if you are completing exterior renovations on the outside of your home, you may be wondering if vinyl siding is everything that they say it is. In fact, vinyl siding offers a number of advantages for homeowners, including improved energy efficiency once installation is complete. Here are three more key advantages of adding vinyl siding to your home:
Continue reading “Three Key Advantages of Vinyl Siding” »