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By Henry Warner 26 Jun, 2017

There are many reasons to replace the windows in your home. Whether it is to fix damages, add value, getting the right look, or make your home more energy efficient, replacing your windows can make a huge difference. Even if you think your windows are fine, find out below why you may need to consider replacing them.

Older Windows Are Costing You Money

Windows are not meant to last forever. The typical lifespan for most windows are about 15 to 20 years. Aging windows can create drafts of air leading into, and out of, your house. This could be affecting your utility bill as much as 10%-25%. The comfort level in your home is also affected and puts more strain on your heating and air units to keep your house to the desired level you prefer.

Newer Windows Have More Features

Older windows are usually based off the basic design we are all used to. The cleaning and maintenance are a hassle to deal with for some people. However, the newer designs offer many features that are very appealing to a lot of homeowners. Some designs of newer windows can be cleaned much easier by the window tilting inside. Other windows can be darkened

 Safety Features and Peace of Mind Can Come from Your New Windows

Windows are not just a slab of glass that you can peer outside of or open and let in a nice spring breeze. The newer designs have many safety features that older windows do not possess. Egress windows open large enough for a fireman to pass through if needed. Block windows allows light to enter into the house but does not allow anyone to see into. This makes them perfect for brightening up bathrooms and showers.

Add More Value to Your Home and To Your Way of Life

A home is a huge investment and the value can increase or decrease over time depending on how you maintain and update it. If you plan to live in the house for many years, or if you plan to resell it, one of the best things you can do for your home is to update the windows. The average return on investment runs about 85% when replacing your old windows. Nowadays, windows are more than just glass and wood. They can help you save money, save time on cleaning, and in some cases, help save your life.

 For more information on replacing your current windows, Contact Jeff's Home Improvement now!

By Henry Warner 23 May, 2017

There are many reasons to purchase new flooring. New flooring can add value to your home, make cleaning easier, or give your home a brand-new look. There are many flooring options to choose from and you may already have a flooring picked out in your mind. However, there are a few things you may want to consider before purchasing your new flooring.

How Much Traffic Will Be on the Flooring

Not all flooring is the same. Some flooring is designed to be soft and comfortable, but may not withstand heavy traffic. Other flooring may be easier to clean, but not very ideal for comfort. Although, the flooring may appear to be a perfect match for your tastes, the flooring itself may not hold up to its normal standards in higher traffic areas. Keep in mind that an entrance to your home, the pet's area, or the children's playroom may need a more resilient flooring.

Will You Need to Redecorate?

The are other issues you may need to consider before making that new flooring purchase. The color can make or break one's viewpoint on how pleasant their flooring makes them feel once it is installed. You should consider your current color scheme before purchasing new flooring, unless redecorating is not an issue. Also, the color plays a huge impact on a room in other ways. Lighter flooring can make rooms appear larger, but stains and wear will be much more visible. Whereas, darker flooring may make the room feel more comfortable, but will show dust and/or pet hair much more than lighter colors.

Does Anyone in Your Household have allergies?

Allergies can have a major impact on a person's health, especially if their home flooring is holding dust mites and harmful allergens. A hard surface flooring can help eliminate some of these issues. If someone in your household has allergies, but you aren't fond of hard surfaced flooring, you can easily place soft rugs in areas you would want a cozier feel.

How Much Care Will Your New Flooring Need?

Each type of flooring has its own specific procedures for cleaning and cleaning times vary depending on the type of flooring. The time it takes to care for your new flooring should be taken into consideration before purchasing, as some flooring may require extensive cleaning, such as steaming or shampooing.

So, whether it is to add value, convenience, or beauty to your home just Contact Jeff of All Trades to help you find the perfect flooring for you!

By Henry Warner 26 Apr, 2017

Spring time brings about a feeling of cleaning and renewal to the world. You may find yourself looking to update the outside of your home as part of your spring cleaning plans. There are some great ideas available to help you update the look of your home and to give it a fresh start for the many summer events you want to have. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind for sprucing up the outside of your home.

Fresh Paint

Just as a new coat of paint can update the inside of your home, it can also do wonders to the outside. Pick a new color to update your homes look or just go with a fresh coat of the same color. You can easily create a whole modern design by choosing a fresh color that is popular now and adding a new trim color as well. This is a relatively inexpensive route to go and you can do it yourself or have someone come and paint it for you.

Add a Walkway

If you love being outdoors and have some room to spare, consider adding a beautiful flower lined walkway to your yard. This could be out your back door or it could be a new entrance to your home from the driveway. Add some beautiful paving stones, flowers, or shrubs and even a trellis as you enter the front door.

Update the Landscape

If you already have landscaped areas around your home, don’t’ forget to freshen those up as well. You can add new mulch, fresh plants, trim the hedges, and even add yard statues such as the popular gnomes or solar lighting.

If you do not already have landscaping around your home, consider adding it in this spring. You can easily find landscaping timbers, beautiful flowers and shrubs, and other items to update the front of your home.

Fire Pit

Do you enjoy spending the summer evenings outside in the backyard by the grill? Consider adding a decorative fire pit to the yard as well. You can enjoy the cooler summer evenings by the fire with friends and family all summer long. It can even be used as your grill if you use the grill racks available for the pits.

The options are endless for updating the outside of your home. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact someone such as Jeff of All Trades to help you find the right look for your residence
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