Sun, rain, snow, and ice. Everyone knows that these adverse weather conditions can cause damage to human skin. That’s why there are things available to protect against these things, such as sunscreen, umbrellas, winter coats, and gloves. What most people may not realize, however, is that they need to protect the outsides of their homes […]

Most people don’t often think about window replacement unless there is a major problem. The fact is, though, that are many good reasons for home window replacement, even without a major emergency necessitating the change. Andersen Windows with Stormwatch(R) are some of the best on the market today. Here are just a few of the […]

WHAT IS EPDM? EPDM stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer. It is a rubber membrane with a single ply that has been a major solution in the low-sloping commercial roof industry for over four decades. It is the most popular choice of architects, consultants and contractors in both new construction and replacement projects because of […]

When it comes to the construction of a house, there are many roofing shapes and styles from which to choose  –  so many, in fact, that many people may not have the time to research all of them. Here is a quick list of 10 of the most popular and functional roof styles. We can install […]

According to architectural practices, “transom” is a term that is given to any transverse horizontal structural bar or beam. It is also used to describe a crosspiece that separates a door from the window located above it. Transom windows, also known as transom lights or fanlights, are smaller-sized windows that are usually hinged and set […]

Transom windows can be installed by themselves (as interior windows), or as decorations above doors and cased openings.  Standard carpentry tools such as nails and hammers are needed, as well as a few simple components to frame the transom. In addition to the cased opening components, it is necessary to have adequate material for the […]

Preparing a surface for paint makes the difference between a quality, lasting exterior and a shoddy one.  The result of an unattractive, short-lived painted exterior is not the fault of the paint itself but rather the failure of the paint to adhere to the surface.  The paint had no chance of adhesion because it was […]

When it comes to interior decorating, one of the most important questions any homeowner or designer can ask is, “How should I paint the inside of my home?” Indoor paint adds depth and character to walls and ceilings and changes the atmosphere of any overall living or working space. For this reason, it is important […]

A correct and thorough preparation of a home’s interior will help ensure a quality, long-lasting paint job.  Proper paint preparation will also help avoid messes and mistakes that could be time-consuming and expensive to clean up.  Interior painting preparation is actually more tedious and takes more time than applying the paint. For good advice and a […]