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Tag: Replacement

Shower-Liner or Bath-Fitter Vs Ceramic Tile Replacement

If you live in an older home, you typically have ceramic or porcelain tiles on the shower walls of your bathroom. While you may not like their present condition or color, the truth is that these ceramic tiles have stood the test of time, often lasting 40-50 years or more. When you consider the typical life expectancy of many materials, that’s a fairly good track record.

In the last decade, bathroom remodeling companies have started offering alternative materials when providing bathroom designs. Sadly, the reason for the shift away from traditional materials is often for the sake of saving money and increasing contractor profit, not in order to enhance the quality and durability of a bathroom remodel. The shower-liner is one such product. It has reduced bathroom improvement costs, but has also had the effect of reducing the quality of many completed bathroom projects.

Quite simply, a shower-liner, or bath-fitter … Read More

Siding Repair a Cost-Effective Solution to Replacement

Have you ever found the siding on your home in disrepair? If so, don’t feel bad, as this is not unusual on today’s homes. With many homes now using aluminum, wood or vinyl siding, damage from weather or animals to these materials necessitate the need for a repair. This damage is visually unappealing and may allow more costly water damage to occur.

While siding damage is quite common, it is usually isolated to a small section of your home’s exterior. An errant rock from a lawnmower, pesky neighborhood animals, or a severe weather event will rarely destroy all the siding. Hence, a targeted siding repair is more appropriate than replacing all the siding.

When considering a siding repair, homeowners often assume (or are led to believe) that all of their siding must be redone. Replacing all of the siding does have a few benefits for you but it can be … Read More

Box Store Replacement Windows – Are You Getting the Best Replacement Window Available?

Lowe’s or Home Depot make replacement windows very easy. They provide a turn key service to provide you the windows, offer you the support in getting them ordered and even provide an installation option to install them. By creating a “one stop shop” the large stores can cover it all. However, how do you know if you are getting the best window replacement project that you can from the large box stores? The information below details three areas you should consider when choosing a box store to supply your replacement windows.

Window Quality

Both Lowe’s and Home Depot have several options to choose from when selecting replacement windows. To begin, each store carries their unique brand of window that is only found in their store. Lowe’s carries the Reliabilt vinyl line and Home Depot carries American Craftsman vinyl windows. Both window lines are unique to each company meaning you will … Read More