Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am. Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807. Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 7.6.19.
With summer in full swing and fall on the horizon, many homeowners are starting to contemplate home improvements they’d like completed before the end of the year. If you’ve got a substantial list of upgrades it’s wise to work with a reputable contractor. They can assist you in understanding which projects should be a top priority and which can wait until a later date. It’s always better to not have to deal with a home improvement that must be completed because it’s an emergency. Homeowners that quickly sign on with unfamiliar contractors after a storm or with the first contractor that can inspect a roof leak are often left with shoddy work or projects that are paid for, but left incomplete. The more time you can take on your home and thoughtfully execute your project, the better the result is likely to be.
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When building a new deck, in most cases, it’s wise to install new framing, footings, and rim joists. These components themselves are the cheapest aspect of the deck. Their replacement ensures that the deck will have the longest possible lifespan. Whether your deck is wood or composite, frequent cleaning may need to be used to keep it looking its best. While a power washer may seem like a straightforward solution, it’s wise to test your pressure washer on an inconspicuous area of your deck on the lowest setting. The pressure can be increased slowly if need be. As time has progressed, deck cleaning chemicals have become less harsh. BEHR offers reliable deck wash, brightener and conditioner that can often produce optimum results without having to use a pressure washer. These steps alone are why many homeowners are making the switch from wood to composite.
Wood windows are another area of the home that homeowners are shying away from and opting for a maintenance free product. Currently, maintenance-free fiberglass windows from companies like Infinity® from Marvin and vinyl windows by SeasonGuard reign supreme. Both brands offer industry-leading warranties that offer the ultimate peace of mind and are manufactured for the WI & MN climates. Windows can be color matched to match the home’s preexisting trim, while still foregoing the maintenance that wood requires. In order to work within their budgets, many homeowners choose to replace their house windows in phases, rather than completing the entire house at once. It’s hard to go wrong with opting for egress window installation, as it increases the value of your home by allowing rooms within your basement to be counted as a bedroom. In addition, an egress window can provide natural light to an area of your home that would not otherwise receive it.
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